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10-09-2013, 05:16 AM   #1
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I have stalked the Pentax forum for a couple of years. Back in the 80's I had a PK mount SLR which I used as an amateur snapper - but then drifted into point and shoot Digital. To document my mid life crisis and touring a Pentax Kr was ordered and then a K-30 was added at the end of last year along with a few newer lenses. Now loving my Pentax DSLRs and travel so much. See my modest efforts on flickr Flickr: sooty1962 Les Raisbeck's Photostream

10-09-2013, 06:10 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums! And thanks for the intro

A midlife crisis can be a good thing

Lots of great pictures on your stream as well - thanks for sharing!
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Welcome aboard! Did you happen to keep any nice lenses from back in the day?
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Welcome to PF and bonjour from France ... enjoy the forum and looking forward to your images ... Salut, J

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I have a Vivitar 28mm F2.8 that used to be my 80's favourite shooter. Still takes a decent picture - but takes more time to set up with it being all manual - green button special. I also have a Cosina 50mm f2 and an 80-200mm nasty Soligor - not even tried these as they weren't the best even back in the film days.
Since my mid life camera crisis I have accumulated a 31mm Pentax f2.4, a Samyang 8mm fisheye as well as a daily grab and go all purpose Tamron 18- 200. I am toying with a (cheapish) fast prime (f1.7 or 4) to get those shallow DOF shots with properly dreamy bokeh backgrounds - but haven't decided which way to go just yet (50mm or 85mm etc.) - plus funds are pretty limited at the moment.
The forums have been a really useful source of information - so it is nice to join proper and no longer just be a stalker.
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Welcome, it's about time you signed up then.

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my mid life crisis
The really good news is that a mid life crisis starts at the age of 21 and continues until you fall off your perch.
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