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12-29-2011, 11:35 PM   #1
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Hi from Sacramento, California!

Hi everyone,

I'm a Pentax enthusiast from Sacramento, California. I own a K-7 with three lenses: the 100mm f/2.8 macro, the 50mm f/1.4, and the 18-55 kit lens. I also use a AF540FGZ flash.

My main photographic interests are wildlife (bats and invertebrates), native California wildflowers, and fungi. I also shoot a lot of portraiture and nudes. I also shoot a few weddings per year; it's not really something I enjoy doing, but I love getting paid to shoot!

I'm rough on my equipment. My K-7, which was an incredible upgrade from my first DSLR, a K100D, has been dragged up and down sand dunes in the Mojave desert. It's been used in the field in rainy, muddy, and delightfully dirty conditions. Though petite, it has been a rugged beast of a camera that has withstood all of the punishment I've thrown at it. I wish I could say the same for the 50mm f/1.4 lens, which I've had repaired due to focusing helical issues three (!!!) times.

I also shoot medium format film cameras -- a 1958 Minolta Autocord LMX and a modified Holga.

All the best,


12-30-2011, 08:09 AM   #2
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Welcome Dan! Sounds like you know what gear you need and how to get the most out of it. I look forward to your sharing your experience and images. Enjoy!
12-30-2011, 12:00 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forums, and HI! from nearby. I'm up Hwy 88 below Kirkwood. All the women in my family are down in Sac today to watch some IMAX special. I think I'll wander outside in a bit to shoot a few 'scapes -- we finally have clouds up here! The sky has been much too clear lately. I hate clear skies. Boring... Anyway, welcome aboard.

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