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10-06-2016, 09:25 AM   #1
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Good Day, everyone! I've never been much interested in photography, let alone film, until I found a Canon AE-1 in my local thrift-shop for $5. That was close to 2 years ago while stationed at Ft. Bragg. Now I'm in South Korea, a beautiful place with lots of rich and historical things to capture on film. I really enjoyed playing around and learning that I bought a Canon T70 after moving here. Well, as luck would have it I recently lost my camera bag with both cameras among some other equipment in the back of a taxi after a trip to China. While I enjoyed shooting with film and the build up of anticipation when processing film, I didn't truly understand how much I enjoyed it until I lost my bag. While I'm upset about not having the Canon's, I'm even more upset about the 10 rolls of film of precious memories that are now gone. Well, I do have some good news...the photography world has some really nice people in it. I fellow soldier and mate who recently moved back stateside was given a toughbox with two Pentax film SLR's and a few lenses and filters. These pieces hadn't been touched in 20 years and for a small price and shipping I now have a Pentax ME Super and Pentax PZ-20 with a Pentax 1:2 50mm, Sears 1:1.7 50mm, Pentax-FA 1:3.5 28-80mm, Pentax-F 1:4.7 80-200mm, and Hanimax 1:4.5 80-200mm. Got some fresh batteries for the ME Super and took a few shots already today. Now just need to find a 2CR5 battery (no luck shipping with Amazon).


Anyways, I've enjoyed browsing through many of the film pictures and am in awe and inspired.


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Loved my ME Super, that was my first bayonet-mount camera. Glad you've joined us!
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Welcome to the forum, enjoy using these fine vintage Pentax cameras.
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Welcome and post some pictures in the film section when you get a chance!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Rokdoc Quote
New Pentax SLR owner
Hi Joby. Welcome to the Pentax forums and Pentax equipment. Many members here still " film " it, so don't be shy about asking for any help or advice that you may need. Good to have you here.
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Hello and welcome to the forums - great to have you with us, and thanks for an interesting intro post.

There are plenty of film folks here, so you won't be short of company. We're a friendly bunch here, and look forward to your involvement

Although I mainly shoot digital, I have a couple of film cameras I'm starting to use a little more now, one of which is also an ME Super. Fantastic little camera, and very capable...
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