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11-02-2014, 05:41 PM   #1
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I've been into photography since the early seventies. I started with 120 Film cameras such as Mamyia, Rollei, etc. I eventually graduated to digital cameras, once they became more reliable, cheaper and had a better resolution (Nikon, Panasonic). I found I wasn't quite satisfied with my digital results, so I gave up photography for a number of years. I finally decided to try it again... so here I am.

I'm new to Pentax. Currently: K-5II + Sigma 10-20mm zoom + Pentax 18-135mm zoom. We will see how that works out. May change the 18-135 zoom for something longer?

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11-02-2014, 06:02 PM   #2
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Welcome, Karl. Enjoy your K-5II and lenses!
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Welcome to the forum and the Pentax Family........
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HI!!! Welcome
Pentax 18-135mm - very good and nice price lens, but maybe you are interested - 50-135mm f/2.8 or 60-250mm f/4
I would buy another fixed 50 mm, 135 mm (maybe others manual for creation)

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start looking for a Pentax prime...once you use one....itll be hard to use a zoom again.....they have magical qualities! Welcome aboard....
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QuoteOriginally posted by karl39 Quote
I've been into photography since the early seventies. I started with 120 Film cameras such as Mamyia, Rollei, etc. I eventually graduated to digital cameras, once they became more reliable, cheaper and had a better resolution (Nikon, Panasonic). I found I wasn't quite satisfied with my digital results, so I gave up photography for a number of years. I finally decided to try it again... so here I am.

I'm new to Pentax. Currently: K-5II + Sigma 10-20mm zoom + Pentax 18-135mm zoom. We will see how that works out. May change the 18-135 zoom for something longer?

Glad to be here,
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Welcome!
As mentioned, you might want to look for a nice prime. Many of us enjoy them greatly and even the cheap ones are very good.

If you're into long lenses thyen I don't know nothing about that but there is a very long discussion about it here.
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Personally I'd hang onto the 18-135 - it's nice to have a weather sealed lens when you need one, and it's a nice lens to use.

Usual advice is to use what you have for a little while and figure out what you'd like to do better. With your experience, I suspect you'll figure that out pretty quickly.
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Welcome and let us see some pictures

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Thank you everyone for your warm welcome and advice. It's nice to have your support.
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Welcome. I can understand your frustration with digital but I believe the medium has matured to the point where excellent results
can be had by all, even with a modest budget. Enjoy!
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QuoteOriginally posted by karl39 Quote
I finally decided to try it again... so here I am
Welcome to the forum and welcome back to photography.
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