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08-17-2013, 01:34 AM   #1
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G'day from "DownUnder" !

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first time poster, long time Pentax user... first was MX with 50mm 1.2 and sundry other lenses in 1979... I bought this despite having 3 small children and 2 mortgages on the house as a long term investment. ..A friend who at the time had done several years in Antarctica recommended it " can use it to push tent pegs through the snow...and it works in -40C temperatures" I never tested either claim...

The MX did stirling service and faithfully captured kids' growing up ..then they (actually "she #1) captured the camera while in high school and it has only just been returned having also served "she #2", and "he #1"as well... in excellent condition I might add! (she #1 bought her own Canon 5D ...but I take comfort that she learned her basic craft on the Pentax :-) ...

Next (2005) was Pentax Optio 750Z which has travelled to many interesting places and despite losing the front cover after an "accident" under a 4wd while recording what turned out to be a sloppy universal joint still takes a credible "snap" !!

So as not to rush these things... after much deliberation a couple of months ago, I finally settled on a Pentax K-5 II. with the 18-55 WR lens... Deliberately chose the K-5II over the K-5 IIs , the latter seemingly a more specialised product. time will tell. Hell, I might win someting and go the whole hog for a 645D

Given daughter and husband (closet Pentax fan) have settled on the Canon 'system' for "work" purposes, all my SMC lenses and his collection also of Pentax lenses /filters have now found their way back to "Moi" ...

I have gained much good info from this site already and am now looking forward to experimenting !!

I suspect this business is a bit like golf... the next bit of U-beaut kit will ensure the perfect shot

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Welcome aboard. Nice intro post. Now some pictures please.
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Welcome Hoges. No doubt you bought the K5 ii with your tax cheque.


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Welcome to PF and bonjour from France ... nice intro and looking forward to an image or two ... J
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Welcome to the forum. There are a bunch of active Aussie PF members....
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Welcome aboard, it's good to know that Pentax kit finds it's way home eventually.
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QuoteOriginally posted by sam-joseph Quote
Welcome Hoges. No doubt you bought the K5 ii with your tax cheque.

Probably! Allan drives a P38A Range Rover like me - so he won't have any spare money floating around, either.

Good to see you over here, Allan. Khos (Disco_Owner) is here, too.



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