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02-25-2015, 12:05 AM   #1
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Hello from the Outer Banks!

I was into film photography in the 70's. Started in the photo club in high school. I loved the Pentax K1000 we had in photo club. The first camera I owned was a Nikkormat FT3, which I still have and love. Life got busy and I lost touch with photography for enjoyment. I decided to get back into the hobby I loved so much in my youth and treated myself to a Pentax K - 50, which I am eagerly awaiting delivery of. Your forum was very helpful in making my choice. This will be my first digital SLR so I have much to learn. I am very excited to start!

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Hi Pam, and welcome to Pentax Forums.

Your story is a familiar one to some of us. The demands of career and family cause many to put aside our other interests, but they often return when life gets a little less hectic. Enjoy your K50. It's an excellent start to digital work.

Where, by the way, are the Outer Banks? The membership here is multi-national, so regional names won't be familiar to at least half your audience.
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Welcome aboard, Pam.
The Outer Banks is a string of narrow barrier islands off North Carolina and Southern Virginia. They've got a really interesting history.

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Welcome to the forum Pam! Looking forward to seeing some of your images.
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Welcome, fellow K-50 owner! It's an excellent camera. What lens(es) did you get with it? Be sure to get a WR lens of some sort for the times when you're out on the OBX beaches taking pictures! I vacation in Duck every summer with my family; it's such a wonderful place!
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I'm a fan of Hatteras Village - sad to see how downtrodden it has become these days. I bought a K50 and 18-135 last year and love it. Great camera, great camera, great camera - did I mention it's a great camera?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pam Quote
Hello from the Outer Banks!
Welcome to the forum, enjoy all it has to offer.

QuoteOriginally posted by TER-OR Quote
a string of narrow barrier islands off North Carolina and Southern Virginia
Thanks for that I was wondering too.

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Welcome to the forum Pam. You'll find everyone here helpful and ready to answer any questions you'll have going forward.


Having been born and raised in eastern NC I know you have a wonderful venue for great pictures there, so enjoy your new camera and be sure to share some pictures with us all!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pam Quote
The first camera I owned was a Nikkormat FT3
Welcome. Don't neglect the Nikkormat, it is a beautifully made camera. There are many of us who still shoot with film.
02-26-2015, 12:37 PM   #11
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QuoteOriginally posted by RobA_Oz Quote
Hi Pam, and welcome to Pentax Forums.

Your story is a familiar one to some of us. The demands of career and family cause many to put aside our other interests, but they often return when life gets a little less hectic. Enjoy your K50. It's an excellent start to digital work.

Where, by the way, are the Outer Banks? The membership here is multi-national, so regional names won't be familiar to at least half your audience.
Thanks for the welcome RobA _ Oz! The Outer Banks (aka OBX) is a string of barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina and a small portion of Virginia. They cover most of the North Carolina coastline. I am in the town of Kill Devil Hills. It is a truly beautiful place to live!

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QuoteOriginally posted by seventysixersfan Quote
Welcome, fellow K-50 owner! It's an excellent camera. What lens(es) did you get with it? Be sure to get a WR lens of some sort for the times when you're out on the OBX beaches taking pictures! I vacation in Duck every summer with my family; it's such a wonderful place!
Thanks for the welcome! My kit comes with an 18-55 mm and a 50-200 mm WR lens. And yes I think the K-50 will be perfect for the environment I will be shooting in!


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QuoteOriginally posted by arnold Quote
Welcome. Don't neglect the Nikkormat, it is a beautifully made camera. There are many of us who still shoot with film.
I think you are right. Once I get all the rust out of my brain and get back into the groove I think I will break out the Nikkormat and some film!
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I think my Nikkormat FT3 was my 3rd 35mm camera. Plastic 35mm, Yashika Electro 35, Nikkormat FT3. It's stilling quite close to me right now... it needs a good CLA - who does what Eric does for Nikons?
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Welcome Pam from the other side of the state. Be sure to stop by Sylvan Heights Bird Park outside Scotland Neck on a sunny day with that new K-50. You'll be amazed at the colors in each area.
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