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11-29-2014, 11:14 PM   #1
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Greetings from South Africa!

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a great day!
After years of reading Pentax user reviews, professional reviews, watching youtube videos, and reminiscing about the Pentax film cameras my father and his brothers had when I was younger, I bought my first Pentax DSLR body. Thus far, I've struggled to find sellers (and users!) of Pentax equipment in my area in South Africa. I hope to learn more about Pentax and photography from this wonderful forum.

LJ Hanekom

Ps. I spent my entire budged on a K5-ii s body, so now I'm shopping for old lenses!

11-30-2014, 12:50 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!

What part of S. Africa are you from?

I am from the US but I lived in S. Africa for a while. I was all over Capetown and all the way over to Jefferey's Bay and over to Port Elizabeth...all along the Garden Route...I love it there.
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Thanks for the welcome! I live outside Ceres, a little town about 200km from Cape Town. It is indeed beautiful here, lots of photo opportunities!
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Welcome! I get what you mean, I'm about to spend an entire month's earnings on a K-3 :P but you're in luck, there's a lot of good old pentax glass out there!

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Welcome to the forum, there's quite a few folk here on the forum from South Africa, so you shouldn't get too lonely.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LJ Hanekom Quote
Thanks for the welcome! I live outside Ceres, a little town about 200km from Cape Town. It is indeed beautiful here, lots of photo opportunities!
Greetings from a fellow South African and welcome to a great reference site for all things Pentax and photography in general. Cape Town is not that far away and Pentax kit pops up here more regularly.

The K-5 is a great camera and I'm sure the K-5iis will serve you well with its improvements on the standard K-5. There are several RSA forum members and you can take a look at the South African user group at https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/groups/107-pentax-owners-south-africa/.

Hope you come right with second-hand lens hunting, as that is the real benefit of DSLR kit to get different lenses with real quality and character. And if you are looking for a FA28-80, FA80-320, FA-100macro or FA*300/4.5, give me a shout. I know a guy who is still looking to off-load these. The last 2 are very good lenses. And obviously keep an eye out on gumtree. Some good lenses pop up from time to time at fair prices.

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