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01-02-2016, 12:57 PM   #1
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Hello From Surf City USA

Hi I'm Kevin and I have recently decided to dump my 10 year old Panasonic bridge camera in favor of a K3ii, DA 16-85, and a DA* 60-250. I have been lurking on these boards since September and made my camera purchase in October. I was a photographic enthusiast as a teenager in high school and I felt that I wanted to get a good camera for traveling. I also thought that I might get interested again in photography in general. I was right. Now I have to learn how to take pictures all over again. Oh well. I'm looking forward to having fun while I go through the trial and error of relearning how to make decent photographs.

I am already starting to get LBA. I'm thinking of replacing the DA 16-85 with a combination of the DA* 16-50 and the DA* 50-135. I'm just worried about being able to get a decent copy of the 16-50, or maybe I should consider the Sigma f/2.8 17-50. Although, I guess that is really a question that I should post in the lens forum.

I'll leave you with a parting shot of Windsurf docked at Pigeon Island in St Lucia. The picture isn't great, but the ship was. We had a great time on our Windsurf cruise.

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01-02-2016, 01:19 PM   #2
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You have a swell kit, really... I think you should take your time to know it more before thinking about tweaks, but that's just me
Enjoy your camera and the forums!
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Hi Kevin and welcome to the forum.
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Welcome to the forum, aye she sailed past us too, this is back in 2007, excuse the P&S.

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01-02-2016, 07:15 PM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by LensBeginner Quote
Welcome to the forum!
You have a swell kit, really... I think you should take your time to know it more before thinking about tweaks, but that's just me
Enjoy your camera and the forums!
Thanks for the warm welcome guys. I know that it is a little early to start upgrading my portfolio, but Santa did leave a rather large gift certificate to B&H in my stocking this year. I know that I need to take some time to ensure that I spend that money wisely. and right now I'm just having fun while dreaming about how to spend it. When the time comes, I want to be able to make a well informed decision.
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Welcome to the forum. I'm up the road in Long Beach. There is this group:

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01-03-2016, 10:12 PM   #7
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Are you saying that I might actually get a chance to view a rare Pentaxian in his natural habitat. So far, all I've ran into is Canikons that want to lay their hands on me and pray that God will grant me the wisdom to throw my Pentax in the trash.

The group sounds like fun, but could you check that link. I don't think it leads to the web page for the club.
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Welcome to the forum and best wishes for a Happy New Year.

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Welcome aboard!
Keep the 16-85 for a while. Test to its limits, it's supposed to be quite nice.
Then look for specialty lenses if there's something else you'd like to do (or do better). At least that's what I'd do...
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