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02-19-2015, 01:12 PM   #1
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Hello from Tacoma, WA

I'm new here. I started with a K1000 back in 1982, taking it to Nepal and using mainly K25, see here:

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Since then, I've branched out into Nikon (I know...), a Rollei and a Mamiya 7ii.

But my collection of Pentax has expanded to about 5 35mm bodies (ME, ME Super, K1000), several lenses (28mm, 50mm x3, 135mm) and lots of aftermarket lenses that fit. I give away the extras to deserving kids who express an interest, two or three so far.

I also picked up a 645 120 format with a 75mm for $125 the other day. It was a wedding photographer's camera for many years, and the body is in moderate shape, but the glass is perfect.

So, I like collecting the Pentax stuff. Eventually, I'd like a complete set of bodies and lenses for 35mm K Mount and 645 from about 1984, the year I graduated college. Being a cheapskate, that will take me a long time. And it will be fun. So, if anyone finds themselves needing to quickly dump some early '80s gear at modest prices, I'm your guy. :-)

In the mean time, I'm actively shooting with the 645. That will be my in-truck camera for the next couple of years, as I can't see a higher quality camera I can use that I could afford to have stolen.

Thanks, and see you around!

Brad Cloven

02-19-2015, 02:17 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Brad! Looking forward to seeing some of your images.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Brad Cloven Quote
That will be my in-truck camera for the next couple of years
Welcome aboard, It will be interesting to see the images of your travels.

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