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01-07-2013, 03:10 PM   #1
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Hello all, I am an architect from Puyallup, WA near Seattle Tacoma. Starting on a K-1000 in '79, been shooting a ME Super and P3N and have a useful collection of old Pentax lenses. I shoot mostly as a hobby and an artistic outlet, also family and work photos.

For the last 10 years I was hoping to transition to a FF Pentax DSLR using my old glass. The digital point and shoot I have is not doing it for me and a first grandchild is too fun to shoot. Giving up on FF and not wanting to invest in another system I decided on the K-5 w/ 18-55 kit lens for my first DSLR. I like that the K-5 came with the WR lens since it rains here and I like to get outdoors in the dirt. I still like the control of shooting manual exposure and focus so this seems like the right choice for me and my old lenses. I have the kit lens for when I need a quick shot or get lazy. I will be reading up here to figure out how to get the most of a digital camera, post processing, and printing.


01-07-2013, 04:53 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Steve, glad to have you join us and I'm sure you'd be loving that K-5 of yours and what it can do.

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