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09-27-2014, 01:30 AM   #1
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Hi from Christchurch, New Zealand

Just recently started back into photography, have been a Pentax user since the Spotmatic came out, at the moment getting to grips with the K3.

09-27-2014, 01:48 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard! The K-3 is a lot to get to grips with but it's well worth the effort. Of course, the basics are the same as when the Spotmatic ruled - get the exposure right and nail the focus.

Enjoy!
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Welcome to the Forums. Seriously contemplating a K-3 myself. It seems to be a great camera.
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Welcome to the forum, from just down the road.

I also have a K3 and I am really enjoying learning to use it - there is a lot of camera there.

There is a kiwi thread on this forum, and you would be more than welcome to join in.

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Welcome to the forum. Shake reduction handy for the Shaky Isles?
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Welcome, I'm sure you'll get her (K-3) under control soon.
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QuoteOriginally posted by finfang Quote
Just recently started back into photography, have been a Pentax user since the Spotmatic came out, at the moment getting to grips with the K3.
Gidday Mate !
Old Spottie guy here too
See you over in the Kiwi thread.
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Hi finfang,

I'm in Christchurch too. I have a Pentax K-50 and K200D

cheers

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G'day mate and welcome to the forum
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Welcome! As Ross points out, the https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/43-gatherings-events-groups/41021-kiwi-pentaxians-553.html Kiwi Thread is used by us lot. Sometimes, the discussion veers well away from photography, but always seems to find it's way back!
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Welcome aboard. Another longtime Pentax user here too. But with a Ricoh XRM interlude in the early 90's. IMHO my Spotmatic II is still the best SLR camera I have ever owned. My First SLR was a Mamiya Sekor 500DTL. When it's metering system broke the second time I went with a Spotmatic II. My latest purchases have been a K5 and K5-IIs. Quite frankly I still miss the needle in the side of the viewfinder. Best exposure checking aid ever.

I still use the 55mm f1.8 lens that came with the Spotmatic on my K5's. It is one awesome lens. Luckily I still have two Pentax made screw mount to K-Mount adapters.
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Thanks all

Thanks for everyone's kind thoughts, will pop over to the Kiwi thread.
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Bonjour from France and welcome to PF, finfang ... Hope to see some images soon! Salut, J
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Hello from Christchurch as well! Joined this forum a couple of years ago and grateful for all the top tips since then..certainly helped me on the way. Own a Kr and a groovy Black Spotmatic...
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QuoteOriginally posted by finfang Quote
Just recently started back into photography, have been a Pentax user since the Spotmatic came out, at the moment getting to grips with the K3.
I have just bought the K-500. The editing software SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 LE, does not seem to have a 'save as' button that allows saving freely elsewhere. Problem could be with me though! How is the weather in Middle Earth, New Zealand?
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