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12-26-2012, 09:18 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I have lurked on this forum for many months and it has helped my photography so much! I started with my first SLR in 2008 (a Pentax K200d) which I bought after about a year of research (yes I'm that pedantic)! I have been very lucky to get some old Glass in addition to the kit lens over the years:

Asahi Takumar, 500mm, f/4.5, Screw Mount
Asahi Pentax, 28mm, f/3.5, Screw Mount
Asahi Super Takumar, 135mm, f/3.5, Screw Mount
Pentax-M (SMC), 50mm, f/2, K Mount
Asahi Macro-Takumar, 50mm, f/4, Screw Mount
Auto Mamiya - Sekor, 55mm, f/1.4, Screw Mount

Anyway, I'm very happy with my Pentax gear so far and looking to step it up to a K-5 soon when the budget (aka the wife) allows!

I'm also looking for a Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro but it seems a tough lens to get a hold of


12-26-2012, 09:24 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, good to have you on board with us.
12-27-2012, 05:09 AM   #3
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Sounds like you have the same budgetary constraints that I do. Welcome aboard!
12-27-2012, 05:11 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum, nothing wrong with lurking, but were glad you introduced yourself. That is an impressive Tak at the start of your list.

12-27-2012, 05:43 AM   #5
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12-27-2012, 01:03 PM   #6
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Thanks for the great welcome!

@Checking...jono - I think I may have the green light on getting the K-5 from management

@Schmidlapper - I got that Tak 500mm from Freecycle, there are some very generous people out there!

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