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02-16-2015, 02:06 AM   #1
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I'm 38 years old. My first slr camera was a Pentax ME super. I got into photography a few years before digital really started taking off. Later on, I bought one of the first consumer-level APS-C dslr's, the Canon D30 with 3Mpixels! Used that for a couple of years. Mostly travel, and in the first few years since our kids were born. After that simple point-and-click compacts took over

Recently my father-in-law wanted to get a dslr so I dived into the current offerings. I became charmed by Pentax again. Alas he ignored my advice and bought a Nikon. However, I was enthusiastic again but at the same time not ready to make a big investment. I decided that a used K-5 would be all the camera I needed for now to try and get back to photography. I just picked one up for a really nice price last week. It had some salt and dirt on it so I cleaned it and lubricated it with a little silicon spray. Now some buttons and the flash that were stuck work like they should again and I can go explore this lovely camera. Things have certainly moved on since my ancient Canon dslr. This really is a joy to use. I have some old mf lenses to use, and someone lent me his DA* 16-50 f2.8 to try out. So currently just getting to know the camera better and deciding which glass to buy.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Borrelli Quote
and deciding which glass to buy.
Welcome to the forum and to poverty.
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Welcome to the forum and to poverty.
Lol I hope to keep that under control. Just bought a secondhand Tamron SP24-135 to go with my secondhand K-5, so I'll try to keep it low-budget for a while.
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I hope to keep that under control
Good luck with that.
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Just a little update as I have three K-5's now. So it's not the glass that's gotten out of control
Well I got two with minor defects that I'm going to fix and help me fund the rest.

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as I have three K-5's now
Really sounds like you've got it all under control...
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