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06-24-2015, 07:51 AM   #1
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Hello from SE Michigan

Hey all, I've been lurking around for quite some time now and finally decided to join. I just got into photography late last year, using my girlfriend's Nikon D5100 or my mom's Nikon D60. They're both nice cameras, but I felt like they were lacking some features. So I started looking at the updated version, but decided to do some research on different brands. Looked at Canon first because of the 5D, which is what just about all automotive photographers use, but didn't like the lack of features on the lower-end models. Then I stumbled upon this wonderful brand called Pentax and started researching everything I could. Loved that just about all of the cameras came with the dual scroll wheels, shake reduction, the magical Green Button, and the fact that I could use legacy glass. Originally I was going to get the K-3, since it could use two SD cards and a battery grip, but ended up getting the K-50 due to price. Kinda wish I would've went with the K-3 though as I really wish I had the grip. I've had it for a couple months now and I'm absolutely loving it! My current lens line-up is: Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6, FA28-70 f/4, DA35 f/2.4, A50 f/2, and A70-210 f/4. Those old manual focus lenses are really nice, and they take great pics, but it's a lot tougher to nail focus without the split prism screen like I have on my AE-1 Program.

I mainly take take car pictures, but I'd like to start branching out into other forms. But mostly architecture, street, and astro.

Here's a couple of my samples. Please, please, please give me any criticisms you have. Good or bad, I promise I can take it. Also, sorry for writing a book, but I believe a good first introduction thread is a good way to start.

A70-210, not sure what exact focal length though.


FA28-70. EXIF is showing 31mm but it was actually taken at 28. Not sure why it's always off on this lens except at 70mm.


A70-210 at 70 in Macro.


Sigma 10-20


Sigma 10-20. Focus is off on this one. Swapped out the A50 before heading out and forgot my camera was still in MF...


Sigma 10-20


06-24-2015, 07:53 AM   #2
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Where are you at? I'm also a southeast Michigander that just bought a k50 and likes to take car pictures haha (I'm probably much newer to the photography game though)
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Where are you at? I'm also a southeast Michigander that just bought a k50 and likes to take car pictures haha (I'm probably much newer to the photography game though)
Taylor to be exact. I try to make it to all the meets that I can to try to hone my "skills" haha.

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Hey, I used to live in Windsor, Ontario, welcome to the forum, you have all those Ford museums to shoot you lucky dude...

As for criticisms, we have a thread for that....
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Post your pictures one at a time over there and maybe some folks will have a look at them.
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Hey, I used to live in Windsor, Ontario, welcome to the forum, you have all those Ford museums to shoot you lucky dude...

As for criticisms, we have a thread for that....
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Post your pictures one at a time over there and maybe some folks will have a look at them.
Thanks! I'll have to start doing that then. I haven't been to Windsor in so long. I even have that fancy driver's license that allows me to go over there. Still haven't though, haha.
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Thanks! I'll have to start doing that then. I haven't been to Windsor in so long. I even have that fancy driver's license that allows me to go over there. Still haven't though, haha.
There's a lot more for people from Windor to do in Michigan, than there is for people from Michigan to do in WIndosr. IN fact apart from visiting Hiram Walkers and the Casino, I can't think of a single reason to visit Windsor at all, and I lived there for 8 years.

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There's a lot more for people from Windor to do in Michigan, than there is for people from Michigan to do in WIndosr. IN fact apart from visiting Hiram Walkers and the Casino, I can't think of a single reason to visit Windsor at all, and I lived there for 8 years.
Well in that case, I might just save my money and gas. It would be cool to get some nice Detroit skyline shots from Windsor.
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Thanks!

I've got to say, this forum is already way more welcoming and inviting than all the other ones that I'm on. I really like that. It's a nice change.
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Welcome from Roseville! I like the picture of the orange civic. Always wanted to put the ef9 front end on it when I had one.
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Welcome from a fellow Southeast Michigander Auburn & Dequindre area.
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I was at Henry Ford Motor Muster with RB67 last weekend. This weekend we have the Sloan Museum Auto Show around the Flint Cultural Center.
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QuoteOriginally posted by 89Y49Si Quote
Taylor to be exact. I try to make it to all the meets that I can to try to hone my "skills" haha.
Got it. I'm from Rochester Hills
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