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08-03-2014, 10:23 PM   #1
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Hi!

I am actually an American, but I now live in the little, yet beautiful, country of Slovenia.

My interest in photography and Pentax started in the 80's when I started to use my Mom's Pentax ME SLR. I used it mostly for black and white.

Fast forward to 5 years ago... I decided to get a DSLR camera and since I had a couple of old Pentax K mount Prime lenses, I decided to go with the K20D. I bought the K20D and then was surprised with a gift of the SMC DA* 16-50. This lens pretty much covered all my needs so I didn't really try the old lenses.

Then the DA* 16-50 crapped out on me and I stopped using the camera for about a year.

Then I remembered my manual lenses and bought a Katz-eye split focus screen... I took my camera on a small weekend trip and was Blown Away by my pictures... essentially, I rediscovered photography about 5 months ago.

Since then, I've been using only k mount prime lenses such as my 28mm 2.8 and 50 1.7. I have added 2 new (to me) lenses, a 135mm 3,5 and 100mm 2,8.

Right now, I am only shooting with Manual lenses and loving the reconnection to my camera and love of photography!

Andy

08-03-2014, 11:13 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and the Pentax Family.
08-03-2014, 11:33 PM   #3
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Welcome neighbour ( I'm from Croatia) .)
08-04-2014, 05:22 AM   #4
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Welcome! I had a split-screen in my K10, I still kind of miss that. It sat on the shelf too long after I got the K5, so I sold it.

08-04-2014, 06:03 AM   #5
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Welcome and thanks for the intro! Playing around with vintage lenses is one of the best things about shooting Pentax

You said your 16-50 capped out on you - do you mean that the focus motor stopped working? If so, it should be possible to convert it to using screw drive: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/10-pentax-slr-lens-discussion/208353-how-...m-f-2-8-a.html

If not, well, it looks like you're getting by nicely with your manual glass

Cheers!
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QuoteOriginally posted by warthog Quote
I rediscovered photography about 5 months ago
Welcome to the forum and welcome back to photography with fine manual glass.
08-07-2014, 11:58 PM   #7
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Thanks for the warm welcome!

Thanks for the advice on the Lens, I'll look into it!

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