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01-26-2016, 11:32 AM   #1
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Hello from Iowa (USA)

Hi - glad to have found this forum!

I'm an amateur photographer with a background in community journalism (where every reporter had to carry a camera). The last Pentax I used was a K-1000, so that tells you how long ago that is.

My passion over the last couple years has been bird photography, and I've been fortunate to grab a few good shots with my current unit (a Lumix FZ70 bridge camera). I am seriously looking at grabbing a K-S2 body/lens package once I get my tax refund this spring, and then stocking up on older K-mount lenses to get the telephoto reach I want, in the short term. Would be interested in hearing from anyone who has tried something similar.

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Hi babywriter, welcome from Alabama
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Welcome to the forum! Looking forward to seeing some of your images.
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Hello Iowa from Iowa Don't be afraid to try some of the Tokina brand legacy lenses. Many are very sharp and in expensive. I can recommend the 100-300 F4 lens. Great for birding and very affordable.

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Hi babywriter. Welcome aboard the forum. Looking forward to seeing some photographs once you get settled in.
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Welcome aboard! There are plenty of people using older telephoto lenses here. If you have enough light, it's not too bad.
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Welcome to the forum. Would love to see some of your photos.
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QuoteOriginally posted by babywriter Quote
so that tells you how long ago that is
Welcome to the forum and welcome back to photography too.

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