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03-22-2008, 05:46 AM   #1
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Hello fro Oxford

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I'm a postgraduate student of architecture, been using a Sony F717 for a long while, just made the move to a digital SLR. Got myself a new Pentax K100D Super with the basic lens, this seems like a useful place for asking questions.

Chose pentax over the much more common student choice of the Canon EOS 400D - seems better value, and also better built. Hope that holds true. Also costs less, meaning more to put into lenses - student on a budget here!

Currently looking into 'older' prime lenses which I can mount on the camera to enable wider apertures etc, most of my work is of static objects and scenes so manual focus won't pose a problem. Also pondering getting a wide angle zoom, if I can persuade myself I can afford it...

Anyhow, good to meet you all.

03-22-2008, 10:28 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. You will be happy with the ability to use older, even really old, lenses. The two M lenses in my signature are about 30 years old, and still work on the camera, with some limitations on exposure modes (basically, manual exposure only). You can see how well they work on my Flickr site, which is basically just test shots with my new K10D toy. (late November 2007).
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