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09-16-2014, 11:40 AM   #1
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My name is Jack

Hi,
I'm a new member here. Let me introduce myself.

I'm middle aged and live in the midwest

I had been interested in photography in the 35mm film days. Have a Ricoh K-10 SLR and used it a lot in the '70s and '80s
Found out that the DSLRs can take a lens from the old film cameras and went on ebay and bought a used DSLR, the K110D.
I had a f2 50mm, a f2.8 28mm and a f2.8 135mm lens that I used with it. A cheap 90-205mm zoom that I just hate, and a 2x, and a wide angle adapter you put on the front of a lens.
At this point I was just taking pics of cars and some misc things, but never was too into real "photography" until...

Got into the idea of taking pics of the moon. I had a 2x with a 135mm and wanted better pics, then found a lens on ebay that would AF that was a Tamron 90-300mm zoom, had some success with that, then found an old 500mm mirror type lens with no apeture for a whole $16 on ebay. Experimented with and without the 2x on it and still having fun with it. I still use it to get my best moon pics yet.

Now I'm looking at getting a 35mm fast prime lens (I have known that a fixed focus lens is called a prime for about 1 day now) to try to help push my photo taking skills to a new level. Deep down I always knew that zooms are not where its at for me. In spite of the fact the optics for them has improved I'm still more interested in using the fixed focus lens and looking at what it can do for me.

I have an account on flickr, as you'll see I have like 3 favorite subjects. With some exception I have a lot of room to grow in all areas.

Glad to meet you. Lets talk cameras, tell me what you know, what you like, what you think I should think about.

Jack



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09-16-2014, 12:37 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, there's both prime and zoom lens users here, it's whatever it takes to get the image.

Me... I can't see past a good prime.
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Welcome to PF and bonjour from France, Jack ... Hope to see an image or two soon. Salut, J
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Welcome aboard!

The DA35mm f2.4 comes highly regarded - particularly for its price.

Get as technical as you like, the Pentax system will do it.

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Thanks all!
This is my flickr page, check it out
https://www.flickr.com/photos/40358484@N04/
TER-OR, thanks for the recommendation. I'll have to look into that.
09-16-2014, 05:41 PM   #6
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My film camera that I don't use any more:

My best moon picture: (the last supermoon on 9/8/14)
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That KR-10 was a pretty good looking camera.
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