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02-09-2016, 04:32 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Hello from Germany

Hi everyone!
My name is Winfried. I'm living as a teacher in biology in Hoexter Germany, a hilly area south of Hanover, with the river Weser flowing through, called Weserbergland.
I'm using Pentax gear since 1980, Pentax ME, MX, LX with a lot of primes e.g. gems like K 17/4 fisheye, M 20/4, M 50/1.7, M 50/4 Macro, A 100/2.8, A 300/4 etc. I used to shoot landscapes, plants and did a lot of macro work. I got used to set shutter speed and aperture manually. To shoot this old stuff was a pleasure!
In 2005 I went digital, Canon 20D. Thought a Sigma "super zoom" 18-200 were the ultimate kick, but was disappointed by the poor results. Therefore no more pleasure to take pictures.
By accident I read in 2013 a post about ways for reawakening old manuall lenses on modern digital cameras. That sounded good to me.
I bought a used K-5 (with only three very little pearls on the sensor's edges). Deeply hidden in a dresser the old pentax lenses were exhumed to their second live and wow they work perfect with K-5's sensor and shake reduction!
Returning to the old manuall school made photography a lot of satisfyingly to me.
Appendix shows a view out of my office on the little town Hoexter and the Weserbergland (K-5 with Tamron SP 24-48 f3.5-3.8, 24mm@f8).
Goodby Winfried

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02-09-2016, 09:57 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. Explore, learn and post your best shots. Enjoy your K5.
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Welcome Winfried! Glad you've re-discovered the Pentax manual lenses! Sure is a nice view in that photo!
02-09-2016, 12:44 PM   #4
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Hallo Winfried, Gruß aus der Nachbarschaft (Springe)
The K5 is a great camera and works well with old quality glass.
Enjoy the forum!

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Willkommen to the forum! Nice intro image. Looking forward to seeing some more of your images.
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Hi Winfried. Welcome to the forum. Hope to see some of your photographs soon.
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Hi Winfried, welcome from Alabama
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Welcome from Chicago!

I do field macro photography, documenting our native bees and some other insects. I have learned a LOT over the past few years about both photography and ecology.

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Hello and welcome. I see the German Pentax users gathering here ...
I am from the beautiful Tanus mountains. You'll certainly enjoy being here.
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Thank you all very much for the friendly replies!
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Welcome to the forum and welcome back to real photography the Pentax way.

Enjoy those fine legacy pieces of glass, I'm a bit of a fan myself.

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