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10-03-2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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Hello from Kelowna, B.C.

I just joined this forum,and am looking forward to learning about all things Pentax. My first camera was a Pentax AE-1, which I learned basic photography skill back in the 1970's. I recently re-entered the photography world with an Olympus E-510 DSLR and 14-42/70-300 mm Olympus lenses. The price was right to get started in the digital SLR world, but it soon became clear to me that Olympus is lagging behind in terms of sensor development and ISO performance.

I thought about getting a new Olympus E-5 for Christmas, but research has made me commit to a Pentax K-5 instead. The future of 4/3rd cameras and lenses is a bit too iffy for me. Now, I don't know whether my purchase will be an original K-5 as released in 2010, or the new K-5 II, but it will be one of these cameras for sure. Both cameras sound quite similar, and there is a great deal on the original K-5 through a regional supplier. Hopefully, I can learn the pro's and con's of this issue online here.

I can say that I am enjoying working with a DSLR quite a bit. The savings on not having to buy film will quickly add up. I guess going digital makes a lot of sense, particularly as 35 mm film is getting phased out by many film manufacturers.

Thanks for listening to me. I hope to have a lot of fun here.

Kendra

10-04-2012, 09:01 AM   #2
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Welcome Kendra good to have someone with all those years of photographic experience here.
10-04-2012, 09:07 AM   #3
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I mispoke about the first Pentax camera I used. It was a K1000, and not a CANON AE-1. The Canon was used later on. The fog of getting old overtook my memory for a minute.
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