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01-18-2014, 06:32 AM   #1
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Hi all from Peterborough Ontario CA

Hi there I am Peterborough Ontario Canada.

Just got here.

I have a Pentax K-5 and very happy with it.

Waited a long time to get a Pentax DSLR. But while I waited for Pentax to come out with there DSLR. Canon and Nikon came out first.
So I ended up with a Canon G-3 still got it and still use it

But I waited. When Pentax finally came out with the *ist D. Problem I could not afford it at the time.
But still held off the when the time was right I was able to get the K-5

Here is were I find the Ironic twist the 35mm film cameras I have are Ricoh models KR-1 and KR-2s. They used the Pentax K mount.
The lenses are a mix range of 18mm to 400mm zoom and prime from Ricoh, Pentax, Vivitar, Soligor and a set of extension tubes. A old Sunpak Autozoom 3000.
All my old Camera gear lives again A K-5 with a Ricoh lens

Just in case your wondering I also use a Gossen LunasixF light meter from time to time to measure light hitting the subject

For the most part I have my K-5 in manual mode due to the lenses I have.

Hope you enjoyed my story

P.S. want to get a K-3 next

01-18-2014, 08:03 AM   #2
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Good morning, and welcome to PentaxForums! Many of us have legacy lenses, it's one of the reasons we shoot Pentax. Jump right in to the discussions, and share your photos!
01-18-2014, 08:14 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum...

I bought my Tamron 90 from a guy in the Peterborough Camera Club who was switching to Nikon.
01-18-2014, 08:27 AM   #4
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Welcome fellow Ontarian!
By the looks of the snow in your picture we are not the only one getting a huge dumping on
Sounds like you found yourself a great camera...been around your area and it's a great place to own one!

Cheers,
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For your 300-400mm lenses check out the 300 plus club, it tends to be a bit like National Geographic, but still, the place to be for people who shoot with long lenses.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/122-lens-clubs/55946-300mm-plus-lens-club...ng-lenses.html
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QuoteOriginally posted by D Day Quote
Just got here
Welcome, where have you been, we've just been hanging about waiting for you.
01-18-2014, 10:10 AM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
For your 300-400mm lenses check out the 300 plus club, it tends to be a bit like National Geographic, but still, the place to be for people who shoot with long lenses.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/122-lens-clubs/55946-300mm-plus-lens-club...ng-lenses.html
thanks for that
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Here is a pic from last fall
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3hbr5cj36mn9835/Impailed_.jpg







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