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01-29-2014, 03:38 PM   #1
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Hi, my name is Mike, and I have owned Pentax SLRs since the mid 1970s. In 1968 I bought a Yashica TL Super, which had the M42 screw mount. It was a natural upgrade to eventually switch to the MX and my first bayonet mount camera. I still own the 50mm SMC f/1.7 lens that came with the MX, and I love it. I think it's the main reason I've stayed with Pentax.

I currently own a K-30, having upgraded from a K-x for my birthday last year. Although I still consider the K-30 a new camera, I occasionally think about upgrading some more, maybe even to a K-3, although I think a K-5 IIs would probably do just fine. If I went with a K-3, I'd probably have to buy a new computer just to handle the larger files.

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Welcome to the forum

Your story is a familiar one. I also gravitated toward Pentax DSLRs from other K-mount and screw mount cameras. I am very happy with my new K-5ii and know it will hold me for a long time. I hope you find the forum as interesting and valuable as I have, and hope you will post some of your images for us real soon.
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Welcome aboard, always good to have another Pentax veteran here, to keep us all right.
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I've been trying to post this for a while but now I think maybe I have it figured out. I work as a volunteer at Brazos Bend State Park, which is near Houston, Texas. The park is noted for these guys.
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