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03-08-2017, 07:38 PM   #1
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I have increased my reliance on pentax products recently. I own my second pentax digital which is a K-3 and I use it professionally to take photos of my jewelry creations. Have gravitated to using the Pentax 200mm F4 MACRO for real professional quality photos. Started with M 50mm F1.7 with extension tubes in the film era along with my M 28-50mm Zoom with extension tubes. With the reflection of the camera and the photographer in the jewelry it seemed like I was taking selfies before the term was coined. 30 years later I have finally figured out thanks to unlimited information on the internet and trial and error starting with the DA 35mm LTD which is an awesome lens, then the F 100mm 2.8 Macro, and flirting with the wonderful F 50mm f2.8 Macro I have now settled for the A * 200mm F4 ED MACRO which gives me room for lighting props and the camera is far enough away that I'm not taking reflective selfies.

I am now also enjoying taking high quality photos of family, landscapes, wildlife, flora and fauna. Next is to beautify my surroundings of prints made from all these photo's

You can see a lot of my photo's on flickr. Daniel Sommerfeld | Flickr

I am still learning a lot so I really invite your comments and advice on all my photo's. I look forward to interacting with many of you. I have a lot of very good pentax macro lenses if anyone needs or would like to acquire one.

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Welcome to the forum Daniel.
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Hi from Australia Daniel. Welcome to the Pentax forums. Very good 1st photographs from you. Good to have you here.
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Welcome to the forum, that is the finest macro lens Pentax has ever made IMHO.

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Thank you everyone for the welcomes.

Can I please get some advice on how best to use this forum?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Daniel Sommerfeld Quote
Thank you everyone for the welcomes.

Can I please get some advice on how best to use this forum?
Go to this page Daniel - There's a whole treasure trove of information there: Site Suggestions and Help - PentaxForums.com

This particular thread will be most helpful to you: FORUM USAGE GUIDE: an explanation of forum features! - PentaxForums.com
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Welcome and best wishes.

Please consider posting in upcoming Picture of The Week threads in the Weekly Photo Challenges area.

By the way, I also enjoy close-up photography -- primarily with old 100mm Pentax glass.

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Welcome, be sure to explore the various options on the forums

Might I suggest you look at the "pollinators in action" thread as one thread to look at and to contribute to the "pollinators in action" if any of your flower photos have pollinators.


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