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10-24-2011, 07:36 PM   #1
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Hi from Toronto

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10-25-2011, 01:12 AM   #2
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And glad to have you here................Welcome!!!
10-25-2011, 04:13 AM   #3
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Welcome from a fellow Torontonian. Do you shoot with a Pentax?

I have a K-7 and a bunch of primes...15,21,40,70.
10-25-2011, 06:39 AM   #4
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I'm just a torontonian, not a pentaxian yet.
I want a camera, it will be my first digital SLR (Leica is too expensive for me at the moment).
I had a Smena Symbol back in the eighties, I know it was a toy.
Now I need a complex toy. I'm not a professional (yet).
I have to decide:
  • the format: APS or FF
  • the mount
I already have a K-mount Kiron 28mm f/2.8 (am I a pentaxian??? ), but I could get rid of it if i choose another mount.
Any suggestions, based on at least some experience?
Thank you for welcoming me.

10-25-2011, 07:08 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forum from another Torontonian. Lot's of advice available here (accurate occasionally)
If you want FF Pentax is out for now (so are Nikon and Sony thanks to the Floods aside from any old stocks kicking around) It's not an inexpensive option in any case
I will point out that i noticed Downtown Camera has the K5 at $984 as of today which is a pretty hot deal (no lens at that price)
Depends on what you want to shoot and how what camera choice is best
If you go apsc it's very tough to beat the K5 though
10-25-2011, 07:31 AM   #6
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Thank you, eddie.
if 1960 has a relationship with some age, my name should be bozianul1964, he-he.
I watch the websites of
  • henry's,
  • vistek,
  • dowtown camera,
  • aden camera,
  • the camera store -- Calgary,
  • leica boutique -- Montreal,
  • US b&h and adorama.
  • amazon.com and ebay too.
10-25-2011, 07:57 AM   #7
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if you are watching for good used you should watch the marketplace here and KEH as well ( a good portion of my medium format kit came from KEH)
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11-26-2011, 04:12 PM   #9
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Thank you, guys
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QuoteOriginally posted by bozianul Quote
I'm just a torontonian, not a pentaxian yet.
I want a camera, it will be my first digital SLR (Leica is too expensive for me at the moment).
I had a Smena Symbol back in the eighties, I know it was a toy.
Now I need a complex toy. I'm not a professional (yet).
I have to decide:
  • the format: APS or FF
  • the mount
I already have a K-mount Kiron 28mm f/2.8 (am I a pentaxian??? ), but I could get rid of it if i choose another mount.
Any suggestions, based on at least some experience?
Thank you for welcoming me.
Bozianul, welcome aboard.

If you are ready to dive into k-5, I think you should check out McBain from Edmonton, I recently bought the k-5 shipped including tax is equivalent to 930...if you were to get it in the GTA area. Of course, that is assuming that you are still interested in the APS-C and k-mount.
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Hello fellow pentaxians and GTA residence. Nice to see some locals.
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