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02-03-2013, 12:53 AM   #1
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Good almost morning. My 1st post.

Good almost morning,

I'm Caitlin and I am a long time photographer starting with the Olympus OM-1 when I was 8 years old with 8 lenses and I have shoot Canon and Nikon full frames and always seem to go back to Olympus. However I have always loved shooting Pentax and love to borrow them when I can. I just love some of those old SMC Pentax primes and am wanting to go to a Pentax K30 and an Olympus E-3 set up.

I shoot renaissance faires, conventions and have shot wedding all with Pentax, Olympus, Nikon and Canon and each has their strength and weakness in various areas and I hope to use the K30 for my main and Olympus for extreme contrast work as I love the lack of DR with the smaller sensor. It makes the mid-tones super crisp.

I need a weather sealed camera and am not going to the Oly OMD EM5 for the reasons of I want to have native use of older lenses and having loved other Pentax from the *st and the K200 as well as the classic workhorse the K2 I want to make the Pentax my home.

I am selling my Olympus Pen EP3 with 2 primes on ebay for under 700 to find my K30.

Thank you for your time.


02-03-2013, 05:57 AM   #2
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Welcome! Yep, the main strengths of Pentax are the WR and old primes. And of course the crazy camera colours
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Welcome to the Forums Caitlin I just upgraded from an *istDL to a K-30 I hope you enjpy the K-30 as much as I do mine
02-04-2013, 01:48 AM   #4
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Thank you Patrick and NaHoruk. I just need to sell my Oly to get my new K30. I look forward to shooting with the K30 at jousts at other venues where dust gets picked up.


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