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11-09-2015, 08:16 AM   #1
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Hallo from Durban, South Africa

Hi to all Pentaxians.

I've been lurking for a while and because of the high quality of the information, photos posted and discussions here decided to join. I started with photography in the late 70's with a Ricoh KR-5 (The poor man's Pentax in those days and all I could afford!)

Retired in 2014 and with more time on my hands wanted to start dabbling in digital photography. Based on reviews and opinions on the forum I bought a K-30 with the 18-135mm kit lens. Boy, what a learning curve from a member of the GBT.

Happy to be here and learn from you all.

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11-09-2015, 08:20 AM   #2
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Charlie, Welcome to the Forum! You have a great combination to give you many years of enjoyment. We'd love to see some of your photos!
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Welcome to the forum!
Have fun!
11-10-2015, 03:58 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum, shush don't tell everyone... but I still think you've got some of the best beaches in the world right there.

11-10-2015, 11:53 AM   #5
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Charlie, Welcome to the Forum! You have a great combination to give you many years of enjoyment. We'd love to see some of your photos!


Thank you, Carol. Will post some later.


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QuoteOriginally posted by bertwert Quote
Welcome to the forum!
Have fun!


Thanks, Bertwert. Yes, I am having lots of fun but sometimes get frustrated with my own efforts when I look at the superb images posted by members.


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Welcome to the forum, shush don't tell everyone... but I still think you've got some of the best beaches in the world right there.


Appreciated, Kerrowdown. You are right about the beaches. I also won't tell anyone about the game reserves and ......., and...... (how much space am I allowed here?)
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Welcome to the Forum. The K30 is nice. The 18-135mm kit lens is not a slouch but if can get hold of a prime, say a nifty 50, you might get more keepers.
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Welcome Charlie
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Welcome Charlie


Thank you Philip. I see there are a couple of South Africans on here.
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Welcome to the Forum. The K30 is nice. The 18-135mm kit lens is not a slouch but if can get hold of a prime, say a nifty 50, you might get more keepers.
Thank you for the welcome. A prime is on the "I need it" list, but dependent on my good wife and budget.

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Welcome aboard Charlie, looking forward to seeing some of your work.
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Welcome aboard Charlie, looking forward to seeing some of your work.
Thanks for the welcome, Al.
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Welcome from Chicago! You've got a great starting combination. The 18-135 is a pleasure to use.
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Welcome from Chicago! You've got a great starting combination. The 18-135 is a pleasure to use.

Thanks for the welcome, Terry. So true about the 18-135. I have a couple of F-series zooms which I also enjoy, but the 18-135 is on the camera most of the time.

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Thank you Philip. I see there are a couple of South Africans on here.
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Welcome Charlie. More than just a couple..! You should check out user @Neville who is also a Durbanite.

PF is a great reference for all things Pentax and photography in general. Enjoy and look forward to some posts.
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Welcome Charlie. More than just a couple..! You should check out user @Neville who is also a Durbanite.

PF is a great reference for all things Pentax and photography in general. Enjoy and look forward to some posts.


Thank you for the welcome and info, Kevin. Will do!



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A prime is on the "I need it" list, but dependent on my good wife
Just tell her a prime lens will make her look thinner in every shot.
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