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03-08-2014, 01:47 AM   #1
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Hi. I'm new member Gordon Lucas. Yup, that's my real name.

About 6 years ago I bought a K100, my first digital camera. I went Pentax because it was backwards compatible, and I had an MX and a few lenses. Most of my shooting was medium format (Mamiya C330) or large format (Linhof Kardan), so I had long since ditched my Nikons because with the bigger gear, the focus would be light and small in 35mm. I used both the MX and an Oly OM-1, and liked them both. I still have them, as well, and have since added another MX body. About 20% of my photography is film.

When I went digital, Pentax made sense. the K100 was a good camera, and I soon bought a K10 and later a Kx. I have a good selection of lenses for them. I don't shoot much except manual (still use an exposure meter), so I use my old lenses as much as the newer faves such as the 77mm f1.8 limited, and a 24-60mm f2.8 Sigma that seems to be attached to my K10 most of the time.

Thought joining the forum would be a good idea - I'm planning on buying a K3 next fall, and thought I'd share the occasional picture and pick a few brains now and then.

I'll put up a couple of shots of mine (hope you don't find this arrogant - not intended to be), as way of introduction, and we'll see you all around the forum. Thanks for looking in!


Cliffs at Cache Creek, BC. Pentax K10D, 400mm Tokina ATX f5.6, 1/1000 sec at f8, ISO 400

Universe in a Lens, Pentax Kx, 50mm Pentax-A Macro f2.8, 1/15th at f5.6, ISO 400

and how the above photo was taken (it was a straight macro shot of theatre light reflections off of a 17mm Tamron Adaptall f3.5 mounted on a Pentax MX)

03-08-2014, 02:55 AM   #2
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Nice shots, Welcome to the forum, good to have you on board with us.
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Welcome to PF. I look forward to seeing more of your work.
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I've got 2 MX's also. For me, it's serves as my leica.

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Welcome aboard, that first image has a definite painterly feel about it.

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