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11-23-2012, 09:38 PM   #1
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I have just joined to post a comment for Heile - loving his work; hopefully it's inspired me to do something to improve my meagre photography skills!!

Camera wise, I have had a K20D for about 3 years, with the stock 18-55 and a Tamron 28-105 film lens that I used with an old Pentax ME, which was my first SLR. I'm looking to upgrade to something with a longer zoom, possibly a Pentax 55-300 DA L that I've seen on Craig's list, and hopefully something with a wider angle for some landscape stuff too, although I can't afford them both at the same time!

Although I'm English, I'm currently living and working in the USA for a few years, which is a nice change, and will hopefully allow me to take a load of completely different once-in-a-lifetime photos!

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Hi All,

I have just joined to post a comment for Heile - loving his work; hopefully it's inspired me to do something to improve my meagre photography skills!!

Camera wise, I have had a K20D for about 3 years, with the stock 18-55 and a Tamron 28-105 film lens that I used with an old Pentax ME, which was my first SLR. I'm looking to upgrade to something with a longer zoom, possibly a Pentax 55-300 DA L that I've seen on Craig's list, and hopefully something with a wider angle for some landscape stuff too, although I can't afford them both at the same time!
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Welcome! If it's a good deal on that 55-300 go for it. If you buy new though consider the DA version, has quick shift and a hood. Quickshift helps you cope with the somewhat noisy autofocus and not scare animals away. I had that Tamron 28-105 and it's one nice sharp lens. I sold it after getting the DA18-135 WR it became redundant. I nice lens none the less. Enjoy your time in the US, what part?
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QuoteOriginally posted by cocksy_boy Quote
Hi All,

I have just joined to post a comment for Heile - loving his work; hopefully it's inspired me to do something to improve my meagre photography skills!!

Camera wise, I have had a K20D for about 3 years, with the stock 18-55 and a Tamron 28-105 film lens that I used with an old Pentax ME, which was my first SLR. I'm looking to upgrade to something with a longer zoom, possibly a Pentax 55-300 DA L that I've seen on Craig's list, and hopefully something with a wider angle for some landscape stuff too, although I can't afford them both at the same time!

Although I'm English, I'm currently living and working in the USA for a few years, which is a nice change, and will hopefully allow me to take a load of completely different once-in-a-lifetime photos!
Welcome aboard! Heie has become somewhat of a celebrity around these parts lately Have you seen his article about how to hold your camera?

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Welcome! If it's a good deal on that 55-300 go for it. If you buy new though consider the DA version, has quick shift and a hood. Quickshift helps you cope with the somewhat noisy autofocus and not scare animals away. I had that Tamron 28-105 and it's one nice sharp lens. I sold it after getting the DA18-135 WR it became redundant. I nice lens none the less. Enjoy your time in the US, what part?
I'm in Texas, which is great a very different to the UK, but loving it here!

Yeah, the 55-300 is a great deal - unfortunately the seller is on holiday at the moment so I've got to wait a week until he returns! The 28-105 is a good lens - it just lacks that extra zoom which I seem to feel like I'm missing in a lot of my photos. The 18-135 looks fantastic, but is probably a bit out of my price range at the moment!

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Welcome aboard! Heie has become somewhat of a celebrity around these parts lately Have you seen his article about how to hold your camera?

Making the Most of Long Exposure Handhelds - Introduction - PentaxForums.com
He certainly does seem to be a mini-celeb - that's a nice little article!

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Welcome to PF! This site should be an excellent resource for you and your Pentax gear

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I have just joined to post a comment for Heile - loving his work; hopefully it's inspired me to do something to improve my meagre photography skills!!
I must say that I am floored...thank you. I do hope that is does prove inspiring for you, and I would love to see the result of that!

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that's a nice little article!
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I must say that I am floored...thank you. I do hope that is does prove inspiring for you, and I would love to see the result of that!



LITTLE?! Little he says!

And Adam, you're making me blush Don't you know how dangerous it is to make a ginger blush?

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I'll have to dig out my best shots to date, make sure they are up to scratch and get them up here!
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