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05-15-2016, 02:58 PM   #1
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Greetings from Minnesota!

Hi all! I've loved taking pictures since I was a kid, but I never had an opportunity to get a DSLR (or an SLR for that matter) until last year. My husband got me the Pentax K-50 from Microcenter for Christmas last year and I couldn't be happier!

My first experience ever using an SLR was my grandfather's Nikon in the late 90s when I had a black & white photography class in high school. That got me interested in more advanced photography, but it had always been something out of my price range. I still can't really afford the higher quality lenses but I've been stalking e-bay and amazon for anything that might be good for a beginner. I welcome any suggestions as well for lenses that might be good for landscape photography, astrophotography (I love checking out the aurora borealis and I would like to get some pictures of the milky way), macro photography, and wildlife photography. Those are my main areas of interest, though I will literally take pictures of anything ahah.

My flickr album, if it's okay to post that, is here. I've come to these forums quite a few times since I got the camera, I just never got around to registering. I figure it's high time that I did, so nice to meet everyone!

05-15-2016, 03:05 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums, Maia - good to have you with us!

I had a very quick look at some of your flickr album and it's so nice to see such a large collection of flora, fauna, and nature photos with such rich colours. I will take a proper look tomorrow
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Welcome to the forums. Sounds like you are enjoying your equipment.
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Welcome! many people post photos from their Flickr page here on PF, your shots are very nice. There are many groups to join here as well, some are in my signature below.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Azhure Quote
My husband got me the Pentax K-50 from Microcenter for Christmas last year and I couldn't be happier!

Hi Azhure. Welcome to the Pentax forums. Many members here are passionate about their K-50's as well. Any help or advice you may need is only a question away.
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Welcome to the forum, please enjoy all that it has to offer you and your wide genre of photography.
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Thanks for all the kind words!
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