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11-23-2013, 12:58 AM   #1
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Hi everyone


I'm extremely new to both this forum and DSLR photography. I purchased a Pentax K-30 with 18-135mm WR lens just over a week ago and have been using it very often. I completely skipped the 'auto' stage and have just been doing the more basic (but very important) manual stuff - focus, aperture, shutter speed, ISO and some other little tricks. I look forward to exploring more features soon.

Here is one of the photos I took - my second photo. Of my little friend Mango. I'm more into landscapes but have been shooting a variety of things with this new camera.

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11-23-2013, 01:24 AM   #2
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Good Day mate and welcome to the forums
11-23-2013, 01:27 AM   #3
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Welcome! You are off to a far greater start than I was! I started with photography 3 years ago with a Pentax K-7, and it took me almost six months before flirting with Av mode and then another several months before having the confidence to shoot full manual. I applaud you for diving right in!

And you have a stunningly capable camera and lens combo, and I couldn't think of a more perfect starter kit.


P.S...make sure you explore shooting in the rain with your weather sealed kit!

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Welcome to the forum, you've got the great kit, now get to do the enjoyable bit of using it every available opportunity.

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Welcome from Iowa! Nice shot of your cat. keep up the good work! Weather sealing not just for rain. It's good for sand, dust, dirt, snow and cat hair! Feeling a bit jealous now, but I'll get over it. And you will find many friends here!
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Hi There,

there's a few of us in-and-around Sydney.
Plenty of landscapes / seascapes and the like to shoot as well.

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Hi ausmoose, welcome to the forum from Qld.
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Hi fellow Aussie,
Great photo of Mango.


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