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04-28-2012, 12:47 AM   #1
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Hello from Scotland

Hello, I'm a beginner, new to "proper" photography. I took the plunge and bought my 1st SLR, a K5 , a couple of months ago. I'm surrounded by beautiful scenery here on the west coast of Scotland and I'm desparate to be able to take photographs which do it justice .Im on the site every day to try to absorb as much info as I can and I'm also doing Bryan Peterson's Understanding Exposure class online -at the moment my brain is suffering from information overload but gradually its starting to make sense!I l'm really looking forward to becoming part of the Pentax community

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Great to see another European on PF! The K-5 is a lot of DSLR to master and would be a daunting learning curve for a novice ... take you time and advance at your own pace. It's a great DSRL and don't hesitate to ask questions and/or to seek advice on this forum ...

There's a decent book you might want to look at ... The "Magic Lantern Guides - Pentax K-7 - Peter Burian" ... it's obviously for the K-7, which I had before my K-5, yet +90% of this book is accurate for the K-5, IMHO. They are the same bodies and basic functionalities ... and you could find a used one cheap on flea-bay, Amazon, etc.

Salut et bon courage, John le Frog
04-28-2012, 06:11 AM   #3
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Merci beaucoup, Jean!

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