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09-13-2013, 01:00 PM   #1
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Hey there. I've finally decided to jump into the world of decent cameras. I haven't taken real composed photos since classes in high school (I think we used Pentax K100's) some 16-17 years ago. I try to spend a lot of time outdoors, and lately I've been wishing I could take better quality photos than phones and point & shoots allow. So after researching for a few days, almost biting on Ken Rockwell's advice of a Nikon 3100, I luckily stumbled on the Pentax K-30, which from what I can gather, is a better camera for the money. I'm still awaiting it's arrival, but in the meantime I downloaded the manual to get acquainted with it. It seems my learning curve will be very large. Almost daunting. Hopefully some the basic photography knowledge I gained from high school (that point & shoots do their best to make you forget) will come back to me. Bear with me if I ask stupid questions on occasion, but I am familiar with internet forums so I know how to use the search box. I'll try to keep the redundancy to a minimum.


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Hi Brady welcome to the forum and that's a nice intro mate
Here there is no silly or stupid question. But it's good you know your way around forums and the search function
Have fun with your K-30 when she arrives and I hope some of your high school knowledge is still there!

09-13-2013, 03:28 PM   #3
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Welcome! Experimenting is part of the fun.
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Welcome to PF and bonjour from France ... enjoy the K-30 and take your time/advance at your own pace with the learning curve ... more importantly have fun and please post us an image or two soon ... J

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Welcome aboard! If we couldn't ask "stupid" questions this would've been a very boring place... And it's amazing how seemingly trivial questions can trigger fruitful discussions!

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Welcome to the forum, the photography skills you've already learned are all still valid, just needing a tweak here and they to update yourself.

Enjoy the new camera when she arrives.

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