Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
11-07-2016, 04:15 PM   #1
New Member

Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Scotland
Posts: 2
Hello From Glasgow

Hello my name is John, I recently picked up a Pentax K3 which was a month old but was too heavy for the previous owner, it comes with the 18-55 lense and a Sigma 50mm lense as well.

I bought my first SLR (Sony Alpha 290) in 2009, until only recently I have been point and shoot in auto, but now I am trying to use manual more and more. I am a keen motorcyclist and love the road racing having been lucky to attend is Isle of Man last June for the TT and also the Ulster GP, I luckily did get a few decent images on sports mode with the Sony but 3 shots/second limited it. I love scenery pictures and sunsets but have recently joined a local Camera Club, which has been brilliant as every week I learn something new. I have also been up to Knockhill at trackdays and also East Fortune at the Scottish Championship practicing.

So all in all i'd say at the moment I am on a mission with the Racing, love the fact you can get real close to the action.

I havent taken many pictures with my K3, am looking to purchase a Tamron 70-200 F2.8 lense.

Since owning the Sony I have always generally had a camera with me whether it was a holiday or a trip, but now am really trying to use manual most of the time.

Cheers John

11-07-2016, 06:21 PM - 1 Like   #2
Site Supporter
Site Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,274
G'day mate and welcome to the forum
11-07-2016, 06:43 PM - 1 Like   #3
normhead's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Near Algonquin Park
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 33,525
Welcome to the forum.

There's Cartlands in my family and my Gradmothers family were Bailey's from Glasgow, a very long time ago (Late 1700s) who lived in Maine until 1900, but still had a 17th century Glasgow accent. She called me Nawman, not Norman.
11-07-2016, 10:11 PM - 1 Like   #4
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
BigDave's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,820
Welcome, we look forward to some of your images!

11-07-2016, 10:12 PM - 1 Like   #5
Otis Memorial Pentaxian
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
pjv's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 6,244
QuoteOriginally posted by joe_bloggs Quote
Hello From Glasgow
Hi John from Australia. Welcome to the Pentax forums. The K-3 is a great camera. Well done. Any help or advice you may need is only a question from you away. Good to have you here.
11-07-2016, 11:25 PM - 1 Like   #6
Jonathan Mac's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Madrid, Spain
Posts: 5,952
Welcome to the forum. Always good to see a fellow Scot on here.
11-08-2016, 02:45 AM - 1 Like   #7
PEG Moderator
Loyal Site Supporter
Kerrowdown's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Hielands o' Scootlund
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 41,885
Welcome aboard, I think with you, that makes eight of us Scots here now, doesn't quite constitute a "Tartan Army", but it's a work in progress.
11-08-2016, 05:09 AM   #8
Senior Moderator
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
BigMackCam's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: North-East of England
Posts: 13,488
Hello John, and welcome to the forums from another K-3 owner.

The Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 is a well-respected lens. Can I suggest that you also consider the Pentax DA*60-250 f/4? Although it's a stop slower wide open, it is very sharp from the outset. It's also designated "AW" (all weather), which comes in very handy here in the British Isles! With Black Friday coming up, there may be some good deals to be had... I think I paid about 850 for mine...

11-08-2016, 08:32 AM   #9
New Member

Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Scotland
Posts: 2
Original Poster
Thanks for the replies and welcomes.

Mike I will start researching the Pentax Lense you mentioned, as you say there are always deals to be had at some point.

Cheers John

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, john, k3, lense, love, pictures, sony
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello from Glasgow Panoptia Welcomes and Introductions 7 12-02-2015 10:48 PM
HI from Glasgow Scotland seifracing Welcomes and Introductions 2 02-04-2013 04:38 PM
Hello from Glasgow Scotland ColinR Welcomes and Introductions 3 03-13-2011 01:51 AM
Hello from Glasgow! ectosaur Welcomes and Introductions 4 09-30-2010 04:07 AM
Greetings from Glasgow, Scotland. Egor Vor Welcomes and Introductions 4 01-13-2010 03:35 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:45 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]