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02-28-2012, 08:32 AM   #1
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Old-Timer says hello from New York City

Hello from New York City. My first Pentax was purchased in 1979 from Executive Photo on 31st street in Manhattan. It was a mistake; I went to buy the low-end K1000, and they gave me a K2 instead, by mistake. I think I paid $125 for it. For my trip to India in 1985, I purchased a Pentax 28mm f 2.8 and a Pentax 100mm lens. By the early 1990s the K2 was starting to become unreliable, so for my trip to Italy in 1994 I purchased a P30t, which I still use occasionally. A bit later I acquired a Pentax KX film camera from a friend. Over the years, I've found some nice old Pentax lenses for my cameras, including a 35mm F2.0, a 135mm f3.5, a 28~50 zoom, and a 50mm f1.4, all at used camera stores. In 2008 I bought my first DSLR, a Pentax K10d; the ability to use my old Pentax lenses was the main reason for my choice. It's a good camera, not a great one, and I'm considering upgrading to a K5 or similar, although the rumor of a possible full-frame Pentax keeps me interested. Recently I bought a very nice Pentax 70~210 A-series zoom, which works perfectly with the K10d aside from the obvious lack of autofocus. I also still have my first SLR, a Fujica ST801, which has a Pentax screw-mount type lens.

Right now, my favorite camera is my iPhone4

My Flickr page is here: Chris Protopapas' photosets on Flickr

02-28-2012, 11:19 AM   #2
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Welcome to the collective Chris. I just checked out some of your Flickr posts of the Lexington area , A great series. Thanks for sharing.....Cliff
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