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09-25-2016, 12:56 AM   #1
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Hi to everyone. My name is Keith Head and I live in Melbourne, Australia.
I bought my first Pentax in 1982 - a Spotmatic F which I used as my main camera for several years. I confess to having become more of a collector than a photographer over recent years and have developed a special interest in vintage lenses including many cine lenses. I am looking forward to using the smaller lenses on one of the Q models which I have yet to buy - still shopping! I am also looking forward to browsing the site's assessment of old lenses.
I'm off to have a browse.
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09-25-2016, 01:16 AM   #2
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Welcome from the other side of the world. Lots of Pentaxians in Oz!
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Hi, Keith, and welcome to Pentax Forums. A Spotmatic F was my first new SLR, in 1974, followed by quite a few second-hand film Pentaxes, until I bought my first DSLR, a Pentax *istD, and I haven't stopped since.

In my view, they've always been well-built, and offered a little something the others didn't have.

Let's see your collection, for a start, and then maybe some photos. Regardless of that, enjoy browsing and join in the conversations when you're ready.
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Hello Keith - welcome to the forums; great to have you with us

We have plenty of members for whom the collecting aspect is equally as important as (and in some cases more so than) photography itself - so you'll be in good company.

The Q cameras are serious photographic tools, with excellent IQ considering the sensor size. I have a few CCTV and industrial lenses that I enjoy using on the Q7 and original Q. Great fun... I'm sure you would enjoy it immensely. I'd recommend a Q7 or Q-S1 if your budget allows, simply because the slightly larger sensor will offer a wider field of view and slightly better IQ than the Q or Q10. That said, they're all excellent little cameras


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Hi Keith. Welcome to the Pentax forums mate. Lots of knowledge and advice here about everything Pentax should you need it.
Good to have you aboard.
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QuoteOriginally posted by keithhead Quote
I confess to having become more of a collector than a photographer
Welcome, lets hope that by you signing up here, it will encourage you to go out and use these fine old lenses.
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G'day mate and welcome to the forum


just in the process of getting a spotmatic f myself, pairing it with a takumar 50 f1.4
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