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12-25-2011, 09:27 PM   #1
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I'm 17 and self taught. I started with film in early 2010 (I had been interested in photography for a while but I was limited to a very antiquated point and shoot), with a Pentax Spotmatic and a good old 50mm f1.4 lens. It was difficult to learn but I believe this paid off a lot. The only classes I have ever taken for photography were to learn how to use the development chemicals. Last April I got a (barely) used k-x, my first dslr. It might as well be my third arm. I use my 50mm f1.4 with an adaptor, as well as a DA 35mm f2.4, the kit lens (shame on me, but I think it can achieve decent shots if one knows what they're doing), and various old manuel lens I've picked up, because I'm not a money bag and I prefer the old glass (though I've come across a couple of pieces of junk...) I always shoot with manuel settings and focus, I think it's the only way.

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QuoteOriginally posted by meriadoc Quote
I'm 17 and self taught. I started with film in early 2010 (I had been interested in photography for a while but I was limited to a very antiquated point and shoot), with a Pentax Spotmatic and a good old 50mm f1.4 lens. It was difficult to learn but I believe this paid off a lot. The only classes I have ever taken for photography were to learn how to use the development chemicals. Last April I got a (barely) used k-x, my first dslr. It might as well be my third arm. I use my 50mm f1.4 with an adaptor, as well as a DA 35mm f2.4, the kit lens (shame on me, but I think it can achieve decent shots if one knows what they're doing), and various old manuel lens I've picked up, because I'm not a money bag and I prefer the old glass (though I've come across a couple of pieces of junk...) I always shoot with manuel settings and focus, I think it's the only way.
Welcome, and thanks for sharing your photographic history. You're right that learning to shoot full manual pays off in forcing you to learn the fundamentals. Don't disdain the kit lens; it's a fine performer and you're unlikely to come up with a low-cost prime that performs as well at the short end of its zoom range. Happy shooting!

P.S. Good job posting a lens review already!


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