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09-22-2014, 09:01 AM   #1
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Hello from Raleigh, NC

First of all, a big thanks to the forum owners for maintaining it clean, creative, productive and useful for newcomers.

After having spent months in the forum, I purchased a Pentax K-3 with DA 18-135 WR kit lens in May 2014. Words fall short to explain the build quality for K-3...Its built like a tank. So when somebody asked my why I am taking the camera and lens on the ferry ride under Niagara Falls, I asked them 'Which part of TANK, do you not understand'. It did exceedingly good throughout the trip and continues to do so in other projects.

I registered here after about 4000 actuations because I want to buy the Super Takumar 50mm lens. The articles posted are insightful, the discussions on which version of Tak (SMC, 7-element, 8 element, Super-Tak) provide enough information. I couldnt find other place that would be reliable and sell genuine old lenses (or maybe I am wrong).

Anyway, looking forward to learning more from all of you.

09-22-2014, 10:11 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Ronan! Glad you've found some help. Looking forward to seeing some images.
09-22-2014, 10:22 AM   #3
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From a fellow North Carolinian, welcome. Lots to photograph in this state, and plenty to shoot in Raleigh....

Enjoy your K-3. What lenses do you hope to have one day?
09-22-2014, 12:05 PM   #4
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welcome. I'm your neighbor from one state to the south

09-22-2014, 01:44 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum, remember the older lenses as great as they are, don't have the same WR qualities for when you go dunking them under Niagara.
09-22-2014, 06:06 PM   #6
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Welcome Ronan! Always happy to meet another NC Pentaxian -- and an old lens fan to boot.

- Amy in Durham
09-23-2014, 05:34 AM   #7
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Welcome to the clubhouse.

There's something very liberating about having a good WR camera...
09-23-2014, 09:39 AM   #8
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Welcome to PF and bonjour from France, Ronan ... Hope to see a K-3 image (or two) soon. Salut, J


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