Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
01-22-2013, 03:45 AM   #1
Junior Member

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Houston Texas
Photos: Albums
Posts: 40
hello all from Houston Texas!

my names josh and im an alcoholic. oh no, wait! i meant to say im a pentaxian!
I've actually been on this forum countless of times reading reviews and learning to be a more knowledgeable photographer but never registered, so I bit that procrastination bullet and finally registered. I stumbled on to Pentax a few years back when I was going on a cruise and wanted a water proof digital camera (at this time I wasn't even sure they existed) I found the w80. this was the camera that started my love affair with pentax. i fell in love with its capabilities taking it past its 12ft water proof mark (which at the time was the deepest a digital camera could go) to 30ft taking some great pics making the risk worth it. i was so happy with the camera i never bought the w90 but when the wg-1 came out i was one of the 1st to snatch it! I now own the wg-2 and i also pushed these two cameras to the limits. I took the wg-1 to San Pedro Belize with me to scuba dive with sharks taking it past its 33ft rated mark to 88ft. and it worked wonderfully! when I hit 90ft the pressure pushed the power button off. I guess that was pentax's way of saying "okay you're pushing it!" I also done the same with my wg-2 in the Florida keys, taking it down 120ft! I still was capable of taking it further being the pressure didn't push the power button off but we were at the very bottom, and I felt I rocked the boat enough! after being so impressed by my adventure cameras they made up my mind for me when deciding what brand to pick for my 1st DSLR.
I didn't want to spend a great deal of money being this would be my 1st DSLR and not knowing if I was going to like it or even be smart enough to use it. I chose the k-x I've owned it for roughly under a year, bought it 2nd hand in mint condition and have been so happy with it. this camera made me under stand that unlike a point and shoot you don't need a high pixel camera to take amazing shots, great lenses can do wonders. im sure some time this year I'll upgrade to maybe a
k-30 as I get better with my camera skills and buy more lenses (wants a tilt shift lens so bad!) when that time comes it will be hard to replace my k-x I have such an emotional attachment to it but I'm sure I'll love my next one just as much. soon as I can I'll upload some pics I've taken with my cameras through the last few years. I'm happy to finally be a member of this forum and no longer a creeper

01-22-2013, 05:00 AM   #2
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
eaglem's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Perth Western Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 27,849
Welcome to the forum and thank you for the great introduction.
01-22-2013, 05:35 AM   #3
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
Jean Poitiers's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Lost in translation ...
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 16,577
Bonjour from France and welcome ... & nice intro - J

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, cameras, dslr, im, lenses, love, power, pressure, time
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello from Houston CHaling Welcomes and Introductions 2 12-20-2011 03:07 PM
From Texas, Hi Y'all LazyLonghorn Welcomes and Introductions 10 11-23-2011 07:35 AM
Hello from Houston, Texas, USA - wanna be K5 owner! Armanius Welcomes and Introductions 14 03-18-2011 08:36 AM
Hello from Texas! rocksaw Welcomes and Introductions 5 03-09-2011 05:48 AM
Howdy from Houston, Texas cooltouch Welcomes and Introductions 3 01-18-2011 11:31 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:18 AM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]