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05-30-2014, 09:03 AM   #1
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by way of introductions

hello -

newbie to the forum ....but have been researching and reading posts ad nauseum for months at this point trying to buy "just the right camera" for our first foray into the world of DSLR. What seems like decades ago I was a real film camera enthusiast, and then just had other interests take-over, but with a new little one on the way and some great landscape trips on the horizon - no time like the present!

With all of your unknowing assistance - just getting ready to hit "purchase" on the k-3 (from B&H or Adorama I might add - forum opinion here has steered me away from saving ~$100 at Sunset or Global Distribution both via Amazon); admittedly a LOT of camera for our first foray, but the difference between a street price of ~$750 and $1,150 for our two top runners seemed small amortized over 5-10 years of hopeful use. SO-- thank you all and I hope to continue learning, growing and having some fun with all your great tips and help!!

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05-30-2014, 09:53 AM   #2
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Welcome, and thanks for the intro!

Wow, starting off with a K-3 - not bad at all! You'll definitely not be limited by your camera on your journey of learning. I'm three years into my first DSLR (K-5), and the camera is still far more capable than I am. Having past experience from SLRs helps a lot, the older the better, since that means you have a understanding of the basics. But the K-3 (and the previous generation of K-5/K-50/K-30/K-500) performs so massively better in low light that it takes some time to get used to. That, and all the buttons and menus, of course...

Good to have you aboard!
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Welcome, aye treat yourself to the best with the K3.
06-03-2014, 01:23 PM   #4
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Welcome aboard, you've got a fun time learning ahead of you.

You'll find TAv mode the most film-like, IMHO. Front wheel is shutter speed, rear is aperture, and just balance to keep the ISO in an acceptable range.

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