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11-28-2015, 02:45 PM   #1
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When I signed onto the forum I was urged to introduce myself. How to do that wasn't obvious to me, so I chose this new thread.

My previous Pentax cameras were the fabulous now-discontinued IQZ 90 WR film camera and the Pentax 645 film camera.

I found this forum while trying to answer a question on it. Had to register before I could comment. The problem I was trying to comment on was about batteries in the Optio WG3 GPS. After I'd had mine for a year, the camera wouldn't turn on and I couldn't charge the battery. I finally realized that the battery wasn't making contact. I solved that with a thin cardboard shim between the compartment cover and the battery. When I returned home I sent the camera to Pentax with an explanation of the problem. It was returned with a note that didn't mention the problem. The camera then functioned properly for a month or so, then the problem returned. I could continue making and losing the thin cardboard shims, but lately I've found that a vigorous shaking will return the camera to life.

I covet ownership of the Pentax 645Z, but can't afford it even though the price was recently dropped to $7000. I have 3 Pentax lenses that would work with it. I have one quibble with the camera's name. Even though it is named 645, the sensor is smaller than 6x4.5cm. Nevertheless, I'm saving my money for one.

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Welcome to the forum and thank you for that interesting introduction.
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QuoteOriginally posted by John Trammell Quote
so I chose this new thread.
Welcome to the forum and you've certainly cracked the whole intro thing... that's exactly right what you have done.

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