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03-25-2008, 05:57 AM   #1
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Introducing myself from Ogden, Utah

Hello Pentax Forums members,

My first serious camera was a Pentax Spotmatic. Got it when my first born was two years old. He was born in '65, so my shutterbug hobby started in 1967. Soon afterwards, I also got the smell of D76 and Dectal permanently memorized and set up a portable darkroom that had the Durst enlarger over the bathtub, with the bathtub area used for my print washer. I guess the desire was very strong and exciting way back then.

I still push film through that well used Spotmatic. So much film and been used in it, I had to have the whole gear/transport mechanism rebuilt several years ago.

I now have several different Spotmatic type bodies going clear to a KX body. Now that Ashai Pentax glass is practically pennies on the dollar, eBay has become an addiction and I have amassed an extensive collection of M42, screw on primes, K mount primes and zooms and bodies representing some of the camera's history and evolution. (See my list of goodies.)

The matiching bookend to my Spotmatic is a rescently acquired K10D. Before heading back to the Pentax camp, I first experienced digital photography with a Minolta Demage 7Hi.

I would imagine there are many of you with very similar backgrounds using Pentax gear. I'd love hearing from you, either in the forum or personally.

Glad to be aboard.

Richard Bush

03-25-2008, 10:54 AM   #2
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welcome to the forum!

I have been using Pentax since the early 80s, still have my stuff from then and I'm looking forward to getting some more of those nice older lenses.

Tim
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