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02-23-2013, 05:18 PM   #1
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Greetings From the Shenandoah Valley


My name is Rob. World Pentax day caused me to get out and take some pictures in earnest, and to finally introduce myself on this forum.

I've used a Pentax K-1000 for over 30 years, but it was only this year that I finally was able to purchase a Pentax K-5. I chose the K-5 because I wanted the option of fully manual settings in an easy-to-use camera, in short, the DSLR version of the K-1000.

I'm looking forward to exploring all the features of this fantastic camera, especially getting unlearing the bad habits I've developed with "Automatic" settings on point and shoot cameras over 10 years, I have gotten lazy and sloppy from relying on letting the camera do the work after I push the button, rather than thinking about what the final image I desire to have and composing it before I open the shutter.

I am also eager to try out my old primes with this new DSLR. The few lenses I have are like old friends. My main analog lens is a 28mm f/2.8 with Macro.

I primarily shoot landscapes, travel, automobiles, and militaria, but I am starting to concentrate on portraiture.

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