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08-28-2011, 04:08 PM   #1
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36 years of Pentax ownership (and addiction to being a gearhead)

Hi fellow pentaxians, I was 15 when I first saw the magic of a black and white print emerging from the dimly lit tray and became hooked on photography. Naturally I was soon able to save the money for my first camera the ultimate learners camera which I still have in working condition a K1000 brick. Since then I have moved forwards and backwards with my cameras purchasing Asahiflex Spotmatics K's LX's M's MZ's *ist's (Still the WORST names for cameras EVER) D's and now back to Digital K's. I guess the next series will have to be digital L's! I have 110super with all the lenses flashes and drives as well as a 6x7 kit with lenses from 45 to 500mm. Motorsport and Landscape photography are the areas I most enjoy but have handled macro to weddings over the years. I still love it when I see the image in the viewfinder and fire off the shutter imagining the perfect shot emerging after processing. Well it works maybe 1 in 50 but each time I press the shutter I think I have it . I am very happy and amazed to find this great information and community resource and hope to contribute some useful information over time. Other than my first camera the best camera I have ever used is still my original LX with FA1-W viewfinder and beloved 50mm 1.2 lens a solid unit wonderfully reliable and I still love the purposeful shclunk sound it makes when I press the shutter.

I almost forgot I am from Melbourne Australia which seems to be a current theme for new members lately

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08-28-2011, 04:54 PM   #2
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Welcome Gary.
Cool intro.
Thanks for sharing it.
And yet another Melbournian.
Good to have you here mate.
Enjoy the forum.
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Hi Adam and Ash thanks for the quick replies. I am in the process of dusting off the enlarger and heading back to the darkroom today. I haven't printed for about 5 years having been pure digital recently but the recent purchase of a 45mm 6x7 lens means it is time to get going again, landscapes here I come. It is coming into spring here early so some nice foggy mornings await me


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