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11-16-2011, 02:16 PM   #1
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Greetings from Vienna

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nice greetings from Vienna! I'm one of the rare PENTAX users here in Austria, a rearly white space on the PENTAX worldmap ... I know only a few brave photographers using the excellent K-mount hardware here.

For myself: I'm 44, using PENTAX equipment since the *ist DS. A K20D followed the sexy small camera, which showed me all the weakness of the consumer lenses I had until ... an expensive experience. Some Limiteds followed the cheap zooms and my practice was getting better.

Today I'm using a K-5 which makes me very lucky in very most cases. Especially with my loved FA 43 it's a very fine combination.

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11-16-2011, 10:40 PM   #3
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Thank you.

My second favorite lens is the DA 21, it's always on tour with me. Small, always "the right focal length" and quite good (but not perfect).

I've tried many lenses, bought them an sold them some time later because of unexciting to flaw results (like the Sigma 18-50 EX without "Macro", FA 24-90, FA 80-320, Sigma 10-20 (older version)) or the huge size (Tamron 24-135 SP). A bit sad about selling the Tamron 18-250, it was a nice super-zoom, in some aspects better than the new DA 18-135.

In the zoom range I use now the Sigma 8-16 HSM, 17-50 OS HSM and DA* 60-250, which are all very good too. A lighter version of the tele-zoom is the Sigma 70-300 OS, which is about half the weight of the DA* -- really a fact on longer tours.

So I'm learning every day and it's a really nice (and expensive!) hobby.

Last edited by Austro-Diesel; 11-16-2011 at 11:28 PM.

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