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02-07-2008, 02:11 PM   #1
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Hello from Missouri!

I've been lurking about for several months, figured I should finally register.

Now I feel obligated to tell how I got here...

I've had a bit of an interest in photography for a really long time, but point and shoot cameras never really got me into it. Just last fall I took a B&W photography course at my university, and used my father's old Pentax ME Super, and I completely fell in love with it. I think it was because using a nearly full-manual SLR forced me to actually build an image rather than simply take a picture, if that makes any sense.

Since I don't have the resources or space to build my own darkroom, digital made sense. I considered cameras from all the big names, and ended up going with the K10D because of the price and the lenses I already had from my dad's kit. Also got a DA 16-45 so I have at least ONE autofocus lens, and I've been pretty impressed with the few images I've taken, both with the 16-45 and the old M50/1.7.

So now I'm digital, with a decent kit to start out with, and I'm looking forward to being part of the community!

Now I just need to fend off the LBA, I can already feel the tug and I've only had this thing for about a week...

02-07-2008, 06:35 PM   #2
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G'day 'Beige Panda' (something tells me there's a story behind that),
Welcome.
As for LBA, well no point in fighting that, just bask in its glory.
Look forward to your contribution.
Cheers
02-07-2008, 07:20 PM   #3
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Hi Beige Panda, I am new too and am amazed at the voluime of info on this forum. I know all about LBA - wife has threatened divorce several times now but she keeps coming back. Much like you I fiddled with point and shoot but couldn't get enthusiastic. Started with an iSt DL and graduated to a K10 (wife has the iST now). Hope you enjoy the forum as much as I think I will.
02-07-2008, 07:49 PM   #4
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Hello fellow Missourian !! Welcome to the forum. there are a lot of really knowledgeable and helpful folks here, I am sure you will enjoy it !!

Near St. Louis here, how about you?

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