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11-12-2015, 11:44 PM   #1
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Hello! I'm Larry from Minneapolis, Minnesota, although my hard drive informs me that most of my photography happens during winter trips to Arizona. Mostly shoot landscapes and still life.

Picked up a K-50 with both kit lenses a couple months ago since the price was too good to pass up. First DSLR. Been shooting with a FujiFilm Finepix F770EXR, charmingly convenient for travel, but it's been time to move to the next level. I had been looking to move to a bridge system, but the K-50 is selling for not much more. Sure, I can find room in the budget for that...

Budget, smudget. What I did not realize is that vintage glass is addictive. Compatible with 40 years worth of lenses right out of the box? THANKS PENTAX. I've already snagged five second-hand K-mount lenses. Plus a pile of accessories. I'm reasoning that I have still spent less than if I had gotten a Nikon with two lenses.

In the process of teaching myself a lot more about photography. Hoping to move into astrophotography eventually. Already have the O-GPS1, but AstroTracer does me zero good under city light pollution.

(Sample from my first session out with the kit lens.)

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11-13-2015, 12:05 AM   #2
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My wife loves shooting flowers with her K-50, too. Good choice.
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There is something special about the old lenses, though half of that is, I think, that we must pay very close attention to our settings and get the exposure correct.

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I love my K-50.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lplade Quote
I've already snagged five second-hand K-mount lenses
Welcome, oh dear... it seems Mistress LBA has already snagged another victim.

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