Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
08-17-2015, 09:09 AM   #1
New Member

Join Date: May 2015
Location: New Jersey
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3
Former Canon AE-1 User, Current K3 User

Back in high school (2005 or so) I was gifted a Canon AE-1. I loved shooting with that camera, and it ignited a passion for photography. Aside from consulting books, I was entirely self-taught until I took a photography course during my first semester of college. The professor for that course was amazing, and allowed me to stray from the curriculum. I used a Holga 120 and my Grandfather's Kowa 6, mixed my own chemistry, and was able to print on fiber paper instead of the typical resin coated. Towards the end of that semester I started working for a Sears Portrait studio. Overall it was not a good experience. Due to the burn out from working there, a lack of funds, and no access to a dark room, I fell out of photography.

Eight or so years later, my financial situation improved, and I decided that I needed a hobby. I work from home and sitting in front of my computer all day was starting to get old. While setting up a home workshop, I decided that I would like a camera to take photos/videos of my future projects. After agonizing on what type/brand of camera to get, I purchased a K-3. The K-3 is the best digital camera I have ever used, though comparing it to the Canon Digital Rebel, Olympus E-1, and various point and shoots is not fair. While it is not as magical as time I spent in the darkroom, the digital development process is fun. Overall I am pretty happy with the camera, and look forward to mastering it.

Thank you for trudging through my introduction, and I look forward to contributing to this forum.

08-17-2015, 09:33 AM   #2
mcgregni's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Surrey, England
Posts: 1,801
You've made a great choice. The K3 offers an amazing amount in an extraordinary package, and the range, flexibility and value in the Pentax system will feed all your photographic needs 😊 You've got loads of great discoveries ahead as you find out about building your collection of compatible lenses and accessories.....

Oh... And you might enjoy taking some photos as well 😁

Welcome to the PF forum! Please ask any question that you need and check out all the great resources and information within the website.
08-17-2015, 11:58 AM   #3
Loyal Site Supporter
TER-OR's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Dundee, IL
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,799
Welcome aboard! Lightroom or other processing suites will give you lots of ability to get the final image you want.
Though your workstation isn't quite the sanctum of a darkroom...
08-18-2015, 01:43 AM   #4
Moderator PEG Judges
Kerrowdown's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Highlands of Scotland.
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 32,560
Welcome, enjoy all the forum has to offer.

08-18-2015, 03:38 AM   #5
Site Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Gladys, Virginia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 16,017
Welcome to the forum!

Be sure to share photos and take part. It is a fun place, with lots of help if you are trying to do something photographically that just isn't working out.

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
ae-1, camera, canon, canon ae-1, course, home, k-3, photography, semester, user
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
K3 - User 1, User 2, User 3... hjoseph7 Pentax K-3 14 01-21-2015 02:57 PM
Hello from a former Nikon user! mcap2175 Welcomes and Introductions 17 10-05-2014 05:46 PM
Current Canon User maybe switching to K-5 IIS 85Civic Welcomes and Introductions 16 04-22-2013 09:56 PM
Any practical advice for a former K100D user? bc_the_path Pentax DSLR Discussion 3 10-24-2007 05:52 AM
Former Nikon User from NYC nycxaro Welcomes and Introductions 4 06-27-2007 09:16 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:04 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]