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06-11-2016, 06:40 PM   #1
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G'day from Australia!

G'day everyone, I'm very new to the forums here! I have a Pentax Kx DSLR, an Olympus TG820 tough compact and an older Fujifilm Finepix S95. Probably my favourite lens on the Kx is my Sigma 28-80mm, as it has a built in "macro mode" with 1:2 magnification! It's great.

Anyone else here from Australia? Here's a photo I took with the Sigma 28-80....it's an old lens and has confused the camera's EXIF data....

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G'day! Aussie living in Canada here! You'll find quite a few Aussies here who are still living Down Under, though.
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Hi there and welcome. I'm from Newcastle - plenty of aussie pentaxians here as you are about to find out.

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And just a quick comment on your photo. Nice composition. Grass in front is more in focus than the cat - Have you checked for front/back focus on your lens

Fixing Front and Back Focus - The Remedy - In-Depth Articles

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G'day, yeah lots of us here.

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'nother one...lots of us here.

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Heaps of Aussies. We're taking over

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G'day and welcome aboard.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wild Mark Quote
Hi there and welcome. I'm from Newcastle - plenty of aussie pentaxians here as you are about to find out.

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And just a quick comment on your photo. Nice composition. Grass in front is more in focus than the cat - Have you checked for front/back focus on your lens

Fixing Front and Back Focus - The Remedy - In-Depth Articles
Hi Wild Mark, I didn't think of that... I just thought the lens was old and soft! It's a film kit lens you see 😊. Thanks for the comment- I've been trying to improve my composition!

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Glad to see so many Aussies on here! I think we are taking over! Haha

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Hi Wild Mark, I didn't think of that... I just thought the lens was old and soft! It's a film kit lens you see ��. Thanks for the comment- I've been trying to improve my composition!
In that case you need a lens that doesn't require adjustment to check and see if it is the camera or not. I say this because, sadly, your camera model cannot be adjusted without significant effort (debugging program - which I have never done).

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Where are you approximately?
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In that case you need a lens that doesn't require adjustment to check and see if it is the camera or not. I say this because, sadly, your camera model cannot be adjusted without significant effort (debugging program - which I have never done).

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Where are you approximately?
The Central Coast NSW
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Cool. I'll troll through some lenses I have to see if there is a nice zoom with no front/back focusing issues and send for your comparison.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bessa-66 Quote
Anyone else here from Australia?
Welcome to the forum, I believe there maybe one or two others about the place.
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G'day Bessa. Plenty of Aussies here, as others have said. Possibly more than any other on a per population basis. Don't be scared to ask questions. the good folk around here will be tripping over each other with their eagerness to help.
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Anyone else here from Australia?

Hi bessa-66. Welcome to the Pentax forums. Plenty of us here mate. With all the different time zones, you will be communicating with us a lot.
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The Central Coast NSW
Hey, man, I am on the Central Coast too.

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