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12-17-2013, 09:56 PM   #1
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Dear fellow Pentaxians,


I've just joined the forum. I'm a beginner to digital photography and have a Pentax X5 which I enjoy using with some quite nice results so far... (some photos attached). I seem to have been "smitten by the bug" and have recently acquired a pre-loved K5 (being sent to me) and some lenses - Sigma 18-200mm zoom, Pentax 50mm F1.4 and Sigma 28 - 80mm zoom - the last one an eBay impulse buy but for next-to nothing. I'm looking forward to getting to grips with the K5 once I receive it. More photos to follow....LOL


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12-18-2013, 04:39 AM   #2
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Welcome from Iowa! Yep you been bit by the bug! No problem, it only hurts the finances!! Enjoy those cameras and don't be shy, lots of fun around here!
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Hi Joel - thanks, yes too true - I hate to think how many $$ per photo the "bug" equates to at present LOL
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welcome aboard from a fellow "bug guy." You'll want to keep an eye open for used 100 or 90mm macro lenses. The marketplace here is the place to watch.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ant Quote
I hate to think how many $$ per photo the "bug" equates to at present
Welcome to the forum , your actually better not to explore the finances too far in that respect.
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Good day mate and welcome to the forum
12-27-2013, 12:54 AM   #7
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welcome aboard from a fellow "bug guy." You'll want to keep an eye open for used 100 or 90mm macro lenses. The marketplace here is the place to watch.
Thanks for the welcomes guys n gals Santa brought me a pre-loved K5 and I'm having fun trying to get to grips with its various functions. Any suggestions for some idiot proof settings for me to begin with ?
12-27-2013, 12:57 AM   #8
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QuoteOriginally posted by TER-OR Quote
welcome aboard from a fellow "bug guy." You'll want to keep an eye open for used 100 or 90mm macro lenses. The marketplace here is the place to watch.
Thanks TER-OR. So far I've had quite good results with my X5 using its macro setting. I've just acquired a pre-loved K5 and am awaiting delivery of a Sigma 28-80mm macro lens and I'll start shooting some more bugs ! LOL

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Welcome to the forum , your actually better not to explore the finances too far in that respect.
Thanks kerrowdown (and others). I've just acquired a pre-loved K5 and am already up to five lenses ! One new and the rest eBay purchases so trying to limit the expenditure Hahahaha
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Some recent shots with the "new" K5
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