Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
05-30-2012, 03:09 AM   #1
New Member




Join Date: May 2012
Location: Cebu
Posts: 19
Hello from Cebu,Philippines

Hi, I picked up my first camera just last year and I'm here to learn more about my K7.

05-30-2012, 03:23 AM   #2
Pentaxian




Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Manila
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,191
Welcome to PentaxForums, fellow Pinoy! Mukhang dumadami na tayo ah hehe
This forum is probably the best resource apart from Dimitrov's site and mattdm's Pentax flash blog, so rest assured there's a lot of good info here.
05-30-2012, 03:58 AM   #3
Veteran Member
Frogfish's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Shanghai
Posts: 4,490
Welcome - you have an excellent camera to start your DSLR 'career' with !

Cebu eh ? What a gorgeous place to own a DSLR camera, the K7 should excel there with all that great light and scenery.
05-30-2012, 06:07 AM   #4
New Member




Join Date: May 2012
Location: Cebu
Posts: 19
Original Poster
Thanks Alizarine and Frogfish

I have been browsing the forum since early this year and mostly reading threads whose topic is similar to questions I have. I thought I should get an account as well in case I have a question whose similar thread is hard to find already. hehe

So far, I am quite happy with my k7 and 2.8/40. i have a 50-200mm that i only used once, so technically I have only used 40mm. i have been practicing with that and so far im still in love with my setup. i might buy a 28mm F2.8 Rikenon XR. after that, no more.... for the year. hahaha.
but seriously, im new and i just like trying out the new things I learn in this site.

05-30-2012, 06:58 AM   #5
Pentaxian
pete-tarmigan's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Conception Bay South, New-fun-land
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 948
I found the "Magic Lantern Guide" book for the K-7 was the best way to learn how to use the camera's features.
05-30-2012, 09:27 AM   #6
Veteran Member
Frogfish's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Shanghai
Posts: 4,490
QuoteOriginally posted by Semenelin Quote
i might buy a 28mm F2.8 Rikenon XR.
Be careful with any Ricoh lenses in case they have the extra pin that causes them to get stuck on Pentax mounts (I don't know that 28mm lens and it may or may not have the pin - which is easily removed). Do your research on here, lots of owners can tell you if that is one of the lenses to be wary of.
05-30-2012, 07:45 PM   #7
Pentaxian




Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Manila
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,191
QuoteOriginally posted by Frogfish Quote
Be careful with any Ricoh lenses in case they have the extra pin that causes them to get stuck on Pentax mounts (I don't know that 28mm lens and it may or may not have the pin - which is easily removed). Do your research on here, lots of owners can tell you if that is one of the lenses to be wary of.
I second the suggestion!
05-30-2012, 10:01 PM   #8
Pentaxian




Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,589
Been to Cebu once, beautiful place, and actually is where our Pentax DSLR bodies are made

Welcome to the forum and you will find a well of knowledge here.

05-30-2012, 10:39 PM   #9
New Member




Join Date: May 2012
Location: Cebu
Posts: 19
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by pete-tarmigan Quote
I found the "Magic Lantern Guide" book for the K-7 was the best way to learn how to use the camera's features.
I have one =) it is very similar with the manual, except it's very colorful and it doesn't hurt my eyes. haha. i don't read it much. after i read a section\chapter or 2, i usual test what i just read.
05-30-2012, 10:49 PM   #10
New Member




Join Date: May 2012
Location: Cebu
Posts: 19
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by Frogfish Quote
Be careful with any Ricoh lenses in case they have the extra pin that causes them to get stuck on Pentax mounts (I don't know that 28mm lens and it may or may not have the pin - which is easily removed). Do your research on here, lots of owners can tell you if that is one of the lenses to be wary of.

thanks for the advice. I haven't bought it yet. from what i read in another subforum here in this site is that if it's "XR" the pin should not be there. the "P" version is the one I should be afraid of. However, I asked the seller if I could check it out(I will be meeting him end of June) and try it(if i don't see the pin) before buying it. he agreed. despite that, I am still looking around for more info. better safe then sorry
05-30-2012, 10:58 PM   #11
New Member




Join Date: May 2012
Location: Cebu
Posts: 19
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by elpolodiablo Quote
Been to Cebu once, beautiful place, and actually is where our Pentax DSLR bodies are made

Welcome to the forum and you will find a well of knowledge here.

thanks elpolodiablo!

yes, Cebu is great. it has lots of beaches nearby that I can go to shoot, shoot, and shoot some more. of course i don't have the luxury of time to always do that. hehe

yes, there is a pentax site here though its mainly for building the cameras. i cant go there to have it serviced or buy lens and\or accessories. the buying part i don't mind since I really don't have plans to buy much except for the Ricoh lens I mentioned in my earlier post. but for having it checked in the future if needed, that would be a problem. in our country, I know of only one authorized place to have a pentax system serviced(cleaned, checked, etc). In Cebu specifically, I only know 1 branch. i'm taking real care so I wont need have to go there.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
a short clip of Pentax Cebu opiedog Pentax DSLR Discussion 8 09-04-2010 09:37 AM
Hello from the Philippines kraken21 Welcomes and Introductions 2 08-13-2010 04:45 AM
Travel The Philippines kevinschoenmakers Post Your Photos! 13 08-09-2010 10:04 AM
Hello im from the philippines barrelman Welcomes and Introductions 2 06-25-2010 03:19 AM
People The people of Cebu, Philippines mazdamazda Post Your Photos! 3 11-25-2009 03:21 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:36 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top