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04-29-2016, 09:29 AM   #1
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I just registered and thought I'd make a quick introduction.


My first Pentax was an SP500 which I bought new in the early 70's. I eventually sold that and bought an ME, which I still own together with a number of M series lenses. I shot slides mostly and usually on Fujichrome. Other interests and commitments took precedence and except for special events my photography languished.


In 2004, I purchased a Fujifilm E510 and that camera served my needs until 2014, when I acquired my Pentax K-50. I then purchased a Pentax MX-1 as a casual use camera. Frankly, Ive used the MX-1 more than the K-50 because it is so convenient to carry. However, I really miss having an optical viewfinder on the MX-1.


I now have a number of DA lenses for the K-50 as well as my legacy M series glass. The fact that I could use all my old lenses on the K-50 was instrumental in convincing me to get back into photography again. I knew there was a reason why Id held on to my old film equipment.

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What part of Canada are you from?
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Welcome to the forum! Looking forward to seeing some of your images.
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Welcome from another veteran of SP500 use.
Best wishes.

04-29-2016, 12:38 PM   #5
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What part of Canada are you from?
Southern Ontario.
04-29-2016, 12:39 PM   #6
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Welcome from another veteran of SP500 use.
Best wishes.
Nice to know I'm not the only "youngster" here.
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The fact that I could use all my old lenses on the K-50 was instrumental in convincing me to get back into photography again
Welcome and also to continue to enjoy your Pentax too.

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I knew there was a reason why Id held on to my old film equipment.

Hi lakeshore. Welcome to the Pentax forums. It always pays to listen to that little inner voice !!!

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Southern Ontario.
Nice.

I've been to Leamington, Windsor, London and Kitchner, and points in between. Beautiful country.
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Windsor, London and Kitchener
Me too, well that's three out of four...

Had friends who stayed at Chatham, albeit some thirty odd years ago.
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