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03-09-2012, 11:58 AM   #1
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Hi everyone,

I started my hobby in the UK at 13 when I bought a Baldessa range-finder 35mm camera with Prontor SVS shutter! That's when I decided to only make slide images - can I say i'm "cheap"?

I switched to a Pentax K-1000 when on assignment in NJ in 1976 and have been loyal to the brand ever since. I added an ME Super body in ~1988 when it dawned on me that to switch lenses from normal to a slow telephoto, you also needed a faster film speed - duh! I switched from slides to 100% digital in 1999 with a 2 MP Kodak DC280 that took remarkable images

I bought my current *ist DS in 2005 when my company gave me a one-year practice retirement It's been around the world a few times since. I've recently joined a couple of local camera clubs and I enjoy competing in the DPI class (can I say still too cheap to buy a large format printer...)

I really want to upgrade to a FF and joined Pentaxforums to be aware of the rumor mill - need I say more...

Here's my contribution to the World Pentax Day #11



03-09-2012, 12:24 PM   #2
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Welcome to the collective John. We are a friendly bunch here. Great shot of the church from the flood control depression. Hope to see some of the pics from your practice retirement and worldly travels. .....Cliff
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