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07-26-2014, 09:18 AM   #1
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Hello from Scotland

Hello there!

I found this forum when I was researching the Pentax Q before buying one (a white one with the 02 zoom lens), and I'm impressed with both the technical expertise and friendliness of the forum - so much more civilised than most of the car forums I'm on! I also have a Pentax K-500 with 18-55 DA-L lens and the 50-200 DA lens.

I used to be an Olympus man (does that get me thrown off the forum??!!!) using 35mm equipment but I gave that up and sold it all off years ago and repalced it with a Panasonic Lumix compact. I also have a Canon G9, and a couple of little Minox DCCs and a Minox DSC (bought cheaply for a bit of fun).

The focal lengths of digital cameras are a bit of a mystery to me and I prefer to convert them to their 35mm equivalent. I think that for the K-500 I should multiply the focal length by 1.5 to get an equivalent to 35mm, and for the Q I should use 5.6 - is this right?

Thanks for reading

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Welcome! Since you asked for help on the Q and Lenses in the Q sub forum, we will let those questions be answered there.
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Welcome to the forum, with you there must be nearly a dozen of us Scots here now, not exactly a tartan army, but we're getting there.
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G'day mate and welcome to the forum

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One should also say welcome to the forum to you too Nicole, enjoy all that you find here.
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Welcome to the forum!

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I used to be an Olympus man...
I was also Olympus shooter. I like Zuiko lenses.
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Welcome to the forum!

I was also Olympus shooter. I like Zuiko lenses.
With the benefit of hindsight I wish I'd kept the lenses, but at the time I sold them there weren't any options to use them on other cameras and Olympus had pulled out of the interchangeable lens camera market altogether.

Thanks for all the welcome messages too guys

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