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02-28-2014, 09:33 AM   #1
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Hi frae Scotland

I confess to being a camera collector. When I let it be known that I was taking up photography again when I retired I got offers of cameras "never used" or inherited from relatives. Or upgraders or Canon/Nikon migrants.
I also passed all my M42 gear on to another "collector", who has 80 cameras. Many of which he still uses.
I bought a K-x the year before retiring but never really took to it. Convinced that the DSLR route was still the one to follow I bought a K500 last year. This was better but still a tad daunting. A K100D, K110D and K10D followed. The K10D is definitely the one I use most and I think will be the workhorse. They are all beautiful pieces of engineering.
Photoshop Elements and Gimp software fit in with my IT background and enable correction of errors.
I enjoy my photography but could never be a purist.
And I still use a Pentax ME Super 35mm film camera.

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Welcome, I remember some of those cameras..... the forum should be a good place for you though., don't let on you sold a bunch of M42s, there's a lot who still treasure them...
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Welcome aboard, the K10 still has a significant following - and is great if you have enough light. The K500 will certainly be better in lower light, and the autofocus likely beats the K-10's in pretty much every situation.
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QuoteOriginally posted by klenz Quote
Hi frae Scotland
Welcome big man, furryboots ur you fae?

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Welcome to PF and bonjour from France, klenz ... nice intro and hope to see an image or two soon ... Salut, J
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Welcome big man, furryboots ur you fae?
Just south of Perth.
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I'm 1 hour and bit up the A9.
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Welcome. The weather sealing of the K10 will serve you well during our dreich days. I'm an hour and a bit west of the A9.

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Kerrowdon - it's the bit that knackers me!
jaje67 - this road is fair hoachin wi' Pentax users!
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QuoteOriginally posted by klenz Quote
Kerrowdon - it's the bit that knackers me!
jaje67 - this road is fair hoachin wi' Pentax users!
I am east of the A9, not west. Originally from Lanarkshire so I guess I am subconsciously wishing I was back there, don't tell the wife

Aye the A9 is a journey in the truest sense of the word. Not having weather sealed gear in this neck of the woods is a waste of our wonderful countryside.
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I'm from Irvine via Troon ,Kilwinning, Kilbirnie, Ardrossan, Newton Mearns, Joppa, Edinburgh, South Queensferry, Brightons, Stenhousemuir, Shieldhill, Falkirk, Perthshire.
Family is from Shetland and I have a feeling that I'm heading back there.
Good thing is that Shetland is paradise for photographers.
Aberdeenshire gives better chance for snow scenes.
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I'm from Irvine via Troon ,Kilwinning, Kilbirnie, Ardrossan, Newton Mearns, Joppa, Edinburgh, South Queensferry, Brightons, Stenhousemuir, Shieldhill, Falkirk, Perthshire
In the nicest possible way, you "fair get aboot"
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