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07-16-2015, 07:55 AM   #1
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Hello everyone, I am happy to find this forum. Want to get back into photograph. First started when I was in the Army. I bought a Pentax K-1000 from the PX in Bremerhaven Germany for $175.00. That was in 1988. Purchased a vivitar flash and small inexpensive zoom lens for it later on. Took a lot of pictures of windmills and the German countryside. My wife and I were impressed by the Pentax K1000. Regretfully, I lost all my photography equipment a few years ago. Hope to get another K1000 with a couple of lenses. Also want to move up into a digital camera that can use other lenses. I am an amateur family type photographer and really enjoy it.

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07-16-2015, 08:47 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard. To do this inexpensively, look at the K5 series. They're built like tanks and very easy to use in manual modes. You'll have fun.
I started in the 80s with Minolta bodies, but came to Pentax in the digital era.
07-17-2015, 02:59 AM   #3
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Hi Terry, it is good to meet you. I just purchased a replacement Pentax K1000 from Ebay today for $23.50. It comes with 3 lenses, a flash, and carrying kit. Not sure how much I will invest in the film cameras. Starting to do research on digital cameras now. I do not want an extravagant digital camera. I would like to have one that is good for beginners, takes changeable lenses, and will hold it's value. Do you have any recommendations? Thank you,
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Welcome aboard, well that's you safely on the slippery slope for gear buying already.

Enjoy both the forum and your photography.


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