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06-29-2014, 09:15 PM   #1
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Greetings from E. Sierra Nevada, CA

I was a lurker for years, but decided to surface now that I have a K-5IIs. Iím having a lot of fun with Pentax, but I need more skills to be worthy of my new gear.

I work as a wildlife biologist and my first camera was a k1000. I shot a lot of industrial-quality slides w/ kodachrome 25 in the 80ís. I later had a run of mixed luck with Nikons and Canons. My first digital SLR was the Olympus E-series 4/3rds that I loved, especially the IQ, HG lenses and reliability. But Oly is now too small for me (perfect for wife) and the 16mp WR Pentax K-series came out, so I switched, though still suffering separation anxiety from the Zuiko glass and wondering how far the DA* line will go.

Iím back to being a pentaxian, itís a more organic camera for me, no fly-by-wire lenses. With assistance from the forum I was able to resurrect some worthy old lenses and make new purchases with peace-of-mind. I now have a nice range of primes, including Vivitar series one, Takamur, Voigtlander and DA lenses. They are all I could need and I have lens fever in check, since there are no other lenses to possibly consider. Well,... maybe that new Sigma 10mm or one of those Helios w the crazy bokeh ?


thanks to all who have contributed to this most-excellent site!

Dave


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Welcome to the group, and back to Pentax!
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I have great memories of the Sierras...every year my family would drive to Lake Tahoe and on the way there spend the night in Bishop. Sometimes we would fish up there. Beautiful country

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Welcome back up to the "surface" and into the light, it's good to know your there, continue to enjoy the forum.

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07-04-2014, 03:34 PM   #6
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Thanks for the warm welcomes. I'll be out in the hills on WPD, hopefully will squeeze out a few keepers for my first pic posts.
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07-06-2014, 04:57 PM   #8
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WPD = World Pentax Day!

WPD:

World Pentax Day: July 11-13, 2014 - Pentax Events - PF Blog

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WPD = World Pentax Day!
Thanks for that wee bit of clarification.
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