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12-08-2015, 04:04 PM   #1
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Hello from Devon

Hi All,

I live about 100yds south of Dartmoor in the town of Ivybridge.

I got into SLR photography in my early teens when my Uncle Joe bought me a Cosina CSL with an M42 mount lens. The CSL morphed into an ME super (great little camera) with an M42 adaptor and that in turn morphed into a Ricoh XR-X, in my completely biassed opinion one of the more underrated 35mm cameras of the time. Built like a tank. Looks a bit like one too. Angles everywhere and hardly a curve in sight.

Well, the digital era came along and grabbed me and before I knew what I was doing, there I was at Mifsuds in Brixham becoming the owner of a barely used <500shot Samsung GX-10 which until 2 weeks ago was my only digital SLR body (I can't bring myself to let the XR-X go). The GX has served me well for years although of late it only got pulled out of the bag for motorsport and airshows. Having got the bug back, I am now the proud owner of a K-3 with Ricoh branding on the back. Almost full circle :-) Other bits of kit are Sigma 10-20, Schneider-Kreuznach 18-55, full-frame Sigma 70-300, a vintage 500mm catadioptric lens & a Slik-88 tripod. I must close that 55-70 gap at some point.

In essence I have stuck with Pentax lens-mount based cameras for 40 years. If any members can send along some nice sunny weather, please do so.

Cheers & Happy Snapping.


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very cool.....welcome aboard!
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Welcome to the forum! Looking forward to seeing some of your images.

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Greetings! I had relatives who lived in Devon close to Hope Cove. I thought it was a very attractive area, but the roads were so narrow! I hope to return someday and take some digital pictures of the lovely scenery in your area. I've also pretty much used the same mount for a long time, dating back to my Ricoh KR-10 in the early 80s. Now thirty-some years later I once again have a camera with Ricoh on the back!
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Welcome and happy snapping. Looking forward to seeing some of your work.
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Welcome. Looking forward to seeing some shots from the UK.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ima poster Quote
Angles everywhere and hardly a curve in sight
Welcome aboard, that sound a bit like how I'm built these days... I wish.

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