I have read this forum several times and and have now decided to become a member. I started with a Pentax k1000 and a dark room about 10 years ago. I moved into digital about 6 years ago with a K100 and a sigma 17-17 lens. I later switched to a k20 and that same wonderful sigma lens. Along with that lens I also have a sigma 50-150 2.8 w/o stabilization, a Pentax 35 2.4, and Tamron 90mm macro. I have only been in Germany for the last 8 months but am looking forward to shooting in this area.