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08-26-2013, 06:50 PM   #1
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newbe from kiwi land

Hi, I'm a newbe from down under in Kiwi land across the ditch from Aussie, I have bought myself an entry level Pentax k200d., some years ago I purchased a brand new Pentax MZ5 which I still have also, so now have to try and work out how to use the k200d with out using it on auto or do you suggest I use it on Auto to start with I joined up on this site hoping to pick up hints and ideas etc on taking good photos. look forward to all suggestions thanks

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Welcome aboard. I hope you survived the quakes unscathed.

Do you drive an FJ 'olden?
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G'day m8, thanks for the welcome, yes we survived the quakes, still waiting to get our house repaired since the 1st and 2nd big ones and I do own an FJ which I have modified, it is my second one this one was imported from Sydney years ago, I bought it of a chap in Auckland 6 yr ago, my 1st FJ hit 2 power poles after falling asleep at the wheel, the car was a total right off that was back in 1972
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Welcome from Adelaide. You have a lovely country. Was in Auckland/Coromandel Peninsula this time last year.

If you can drive the MZ5, then you can drive the 200D.

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thankyou, haven't touched the MZ5 for a while, have taken one or two shots with the 200D on auto very impressed with it, maybe it's because we can see the results straight away, just not sure how to manually use it with out it being on auto,
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Kia ora chap. The rest of us are hiding here https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/gatherings-photo-trips-groups/41021-kiwi-...ml#post2490513
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QuoteOriginally posted by oldenFJ Quote
G'day m8, thanks for the welcome, yes we survived the quakes, still waiting to get our house repaired since the 1st and 2nd big ones and I do own an FJ which I have modified, it is my second one this one was imported from Sydney years ago, I bought it of a chap in Auckland 6 yr ago, my 1st FJ hit 2 power poles after falling asleep at the wheel, the car was a total right off that was back in 1972
I've always wanted an FJ - well, ever since I saw my first lowered, wide-chromed-wheeled one nearly 50 years ago when i was a teen.

I saw one the other day on full registration, not historic plates. Very nice.

I like Christchurch, been there a couple of times on holidays. My wife has been more often.
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QuoteOriginally posted by oldenFJ Quote
thankyou, haven't touched the MZ5 for a while, have taken one or two shots with the 200D on auto very impressed with it, maybe it's because we can see the results straight away, just not sure how to manually use it with out it being on auto,
Beauty of digital is that experimentation is free!

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very true
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Welcome to PF and bonjour from France ... looking forward to the posts of your images ... J
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For those not from down this way, the FJ is not a Toyota Land Cruiser. This is a lowered and chrome-wheeled FJ Holden!

http://www.emhc.com.au/clubcars/sedans/FJ%20Holden%201.jpg
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Earlier this year I got a K20D for that reason, to get away from Auto or Program mode. It's been working well, you should at least stick to Av mode! And try some manual focus lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by oldenFJ Quote
across the ditch from Aussie
Welcome, that's some ditch.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kerrowdown Quote
Welcome, that's some ditch.
Australia is a big country - the ditches are big too
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