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01-11-2015, 02:09 AM   #1
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Hi from Down Under

Hi everyone,

I've mostly been a lurker around these parts but thought I'd intro myself since I'm looking to step up my photography skills, whilst maintaining my limited fishing & golfing skills :P

I'm a proud owner of a K-r and a handful of cheaper lenses but will soon look to drop some coin on a K-3, faster lenses and a Metz.

I know it's not the equipment holding me back but you have to admit that it's fun buying new gear!


01-11-2015, 03:22 AM - 1 Like   #2
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Welcome Dan.

It's too much fun buying new gear. You have to believe that new clubs will lower your golf score, new rods will catch more fish and a new camera and lenses will take better photos.
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G'day mate and welcome to the forum
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Welcome aboard! Very few of us are held back by the equipment, but that doesn't stop us from buying more

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Welcome to the forum, the Metz may now harder to get as the manufacturer has filed for insolvency.
01-13-2015, 05:37 PM   #6
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Thanks all for the welcome! Between my post the other day and now I have purchased a used K-5 and a Tamron 17-50 / 2.8 😝

Now to give some thought to the best option for an external flash to throw on the K-5 at upcoming weddings and parties!

01-13-2015, 06:32 PM   #7
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The K-5 and the Tammy, that is a good combo, I like mine. Flash, the one I'd go for is Metz Mecablitz 52 AF-1 TTL Metz Mecablitz 52 AF-1 TTL Touchscreen Shoe Mount Flash - Canon | DigiDIRECT Australia
I have an older Metz 32 and manually it does a good job, that 52 will come in Pentax mount and I think does P-TTL (not sure if K-5 P-TTL is that good, worth asking about) anyway maybe ask at Flashes, Lighting, and Studio - There is probably a thread on it somewhere there.
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Welcome to the club. lots of good tips here and a great gang of chaps from Oz.


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