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04-02-2014, 10:12 AM   #1
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I just joined. Got tired of weeding through N, C, O, posts on general forums to find Pentax related posts.
I have been a Pentax user since. The 1970's. And just like the feel and layout of the controls. I have used other brands, but continued to like Pentax best.
I shoot for fun, and anything that interests me. Birds, flowers , scenery. I have equipment for close ups but am now seeking a long lens. More than 300 mm. I have an eagle near in the fall and a blue heron at other times. Also like most other people here in Western Washington, Bill Gates is not related so I have a small retired persons budget.

04-02-2014, 10:47 AM   #2
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Hello Ed, welcome to the Forum!
I hope someone can recommend a good birding tele for you, my longest 'good' lens is 200mm and I hardly ever use it!
But macro, scenic and candids are lots of fun too, I'd enjoy seeing some of yours.
I notice you have a K10D, in addition to a K-50. The K10D is limited in many ways (high-ISO, no LV or video, 10mp, etc) but great in others, like colorful scenic and 'people' shots, with its warm, film-like rendering. There's a dedicated thread for this camera on the 'Lens Club' forum, fyi.
Good luck!
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Welcome to the forum, I'm sure your about to be inundated with suggestions to help spend your money on long ish glass, stand by.
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Welcome to the forum. I think you'll find a lot of your neighbors here. Looking forward to seeing your images.

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Hey there - greeting from just over in Ballard! Welcome!
04-09-2014, 08:06 AM   #7
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Thanks for the welcome

Thank you for the welcome. I will slowly figure out how to work this thing, so I am giving a answer to most of the welcome posts.
I see a Ballard person from my area. I am near Gig Harbor. Birds, fish, wildlife, and flowers.
I also saw a post from the Highlands. I claim a distant relationship to the Rose Clan. Kilt and all.
I have the K-50, fairly new to me. I enjoyed the K-10, but it is currently out of action.
I was leaning toward the Sigma 150-500 I know it is a little slow, but it can be worked into the budget.
I was able to get up to Skagit Valley on Monday for family business, but I freed some time in to go to the tulip fields. I was happy with how the polarizer worked, but disappointed with some of my framing, and points of focus. Still on a learning curve with camera, and fading eyes.

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