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03-28-2013, 04:42 AM   #1
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New DSLR User....ready for your words of wisdom

Howdy Everyone!

Just purchased my first DSLR, The Pentax K-R. I've done a tonne of research and made the decision to purchase a entry level Pentax DSLR.

I have no idea where to start really....I'm doing some researching on the net and reading right through my manual.

Any words of advice would be greatly appreciated and look forward to hearing from you


03-28-2013, 07:21 AM   #2
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Get out of green mode and have fun!

Pick up an inexpensive manual lens - I think the M50 f/2 is underrated as a learning lens, though the f1.7 is better. This will teach you what every variable actually does and make you a more intuitive photographer. Often you can find people getting rid of their old kit with nice manual lenses, most are happy to find someone who will actually use and care for their old gear.

There are other books which are very useful, I found the Magic Lantern series useful. I don't think there's one for the Kr but the K7 should be applicable (mostly), if you're pretty new to this DSLR world.
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Welcome to the forum, best advice I can give, is to get out there taking pictures and enjoy it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kerrowdown Quote
Welcome to the forum, best advice I can give, is to get out there taking pictures and enjoy it.
What he said.


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