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04-03-2015, 07:50 AM   #1
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My intro

Hello, I joined the site today hoping to rediscover and regain some level of skill with my Pentax K1000SE film camera. I was introduced to the camera my freshman year in high school while taking the Journalism class. The photography portion lasted two weeks. I didn't touch a camera again until I had joined the Army National Guard and was doing some public affairs work for my unit. I purchased my Pentax K1000SE from the local camera store, making weekly payments, this was in 1990. I used the manual and bought books on photography to teach myself how to use it, and I was able to get some pointers from the camera shop owner, who was a die hard Pentax fan.
In 2005 I was able to purchase some miscellaneous pieces from a coworker who had made the switch to digital. Pieces include an extra 50mm lens, some device that increases a lenses power, I don't recall what the piece is called. If I put it on a 50mm lens the lens becomes a 100mm lens.
I am excited about getting my camera out again for the first time in many, many years. I hope the members can "dumb down" their suggestions for me so I can understand and apply their help to my photography. My wife owns a Canon Rebel digital that I have used occasionally. She is not a photographer, she inherited it following her fathers death. I was also wondering about how well the Pentax digitals compare to Canon and Nikon products?

04-03-2015, 08:19 AM   #2
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Pentax gives you much more "bang for your buck". Plus you can use all those old and sometimes cheap lenses that were made years ago.
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Welcome to the forum and welcome back to photography.
04-03-2015, 01:00 PM   #4
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