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03-29-2012, 08:47 AM   #1
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Beginner Jinkin

Hi there everyone Jinkin here i'm a beginner on photography tho not a complete virgin.
In highschool i took classes in photography and learned alot of useful things for a beginners level.

I recently bought a new K5 and have a set of lenses that i play around with.
Most of my lenses are old and manual lenses, but that works for me as i don't really like the automatics that much.

I've been reading on this forum for a while and learned a lot of useful things and i'm certain i will learn a lot more during my time here. Hopefully i'll even manage to contribute with something to this community.

Thank you for having me

/Jinkin

03-29-2012, 12:06 PM - 1 Like   #2
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I cut my teeth on full-manual cameras 30 years ago, and am re-learning the flexibility Pentax offers. It's why I chose the line, and am really enjoying the K-5. I'm sure you'll get good use from it. Have fun!

A nice automatic lens is good for very casual photography, you may eventually want one.
03-29-2012, 02:08 PM   #3
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So far for the past 3 months i've owned it i enjoyed it for every moment. The only auto lens i got is the 18-55 that came with it, it's good at time but when i use it for me it feels like i could as well do with a compact p&c camera. My gf love the auto lens tho so for her sake i might have to invest in some more later. But there are definitely advantages with auto at times.
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Keep an eye on the classified ads (Craigslist or equivalent) for old guys selling off their gear. If you are patient and follow leads, you can find some nice old glass out there.

03-30-2012, 12:24 PM - 1 Like   #5
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Welcome to the forum Jinkin,

One of the very nice things about the K-5 is just how easy it is to meter and shoot old manual glass. Lots of fun, and some very good lenses out there at surprisingly economical prices.

I know you will be enjoying the K-5

I am visiting your lovely city in June this year, and looking forward to the photographic opportunities it will present.

Regards,

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03-30-2012, 12:52 PM   #6
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Thank you NZ_Ross, and i agree there are so many things that k5 make manual lenses easier to use. I feel i'm discovering new smart functions every day. I haven't tried trap focus yet but it seems smart in some situations.

My newest addition to my collection of manual lenses is a vivitar 55mm 1:1 macro, i'm just awaiting my m42-pk adapter and better weather to play around with it. But if it takes to long i might try it out with some old film camera.

Hope you'll enjoy your stay here in june, weather is usually quite good then. I'll be awaiting my third son then, who's due at the end of june.
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Jinkin,

I have some m42-pk adapters for my old glass. They work fine, but can be a bit fiddly to get off the camera. If you find that, it isn't just you - and you need to be careful and have patience when taking them off.

Congratulations on your son - you will have plenty of photography once he arrives

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Welcome Jinkin to the Pentax forum.

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