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04-01-2017, 02:04 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Greetings from the Connecticut shoreline

Hi, all

Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm new to Pentax having just sold my m4/3 gear to purchase a KP. I'm impressed with how solid it is and how much simpler the menu system is compared to the Olympus OM-D I had. It's going to take awhile to get used to the OVF. So used to seeing a preview of the exposure through the viewfinder.

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Welcome! You've got a great camera, and live in a scenic spot, I look forward to seeing your pictures.
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Hi from Australia Amy. Welcome to the Pentax forums, and the KP. Any help or advice you may need will be quickly given by the membership here. Good to have you aboard.
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Welcome to the forums. I hope you enjoy your new camera.

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Thanks for the welcome. I have to admit that I've been frustrated by the owner's manual. I found a nice review on the camera by Derrick Story that explained the basics very succinctly. Now I really get it. I recommend that article to anyone else who's new to Pentax and is having difficulty following the owner's manual.
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Welcome to the forum, your familiarity with the camera will some grow in time, with each and every use enjoy.
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Welcome from a fellow Nutmegger (Waterford). This forum is a very helpful and welcoming place. Enjoy your new camera.
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Thanks. I'm just across the river in Groton. Are you aware of any photo clubs nearby?

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There may be some but I don't know of them. Scenic area though.
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Welcome to the forum. Any questions about the camera, ask on the forum if you're having difficulty, as previously suggested. Hope you enjoy your KP. What lenses are you using with it?
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I got it with the 15mm f/4 and just blew all of my Amazon points for the 200mm f/2.8.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Astropaps Quote
I got it with the 15mm f/4 and just blew all of my Amazon points for the 200mm f/2.8.
welcome

have you reviewed these threads???

Pentax KP - Pentax K-mount DSLRs - Pentax Camera Reviews and Specifications

https://www.pentaxforums.com/camerareviews/pentax-kp.html

https://www.pentaxforums.com/articles/hands-on-reviews/hands-on-with-the-new-pentax-kp.html

https://www.pentaxforums.com/articles/hands-on-reviews/hands-on-review-with-pentax-kp.html

not sure any of them would be helpful or not.

keep checking there isn't an in depth review posted yet but who knows

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Thanks


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I live in West Haven and there doesn't seem to be too much around here like that. Your part of CT may be a bit different. I did look on meetup.com and there's a few things going on in my area; might be worth a look if you're interested. I haven't actually done anything like that out here as of yet.

The DA 15 is awesome! Great little lens. I can't speak to any of the longer lenses sold by Pentax. If you want ideas, the User Reviews on this site is a really great resource, often with user submitted samples, and there's lens "clubs" and such where specific lenses are discussed and images shared. I'd imagine you'll eventually be shopping for something between ultrawide and telephoto.
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Yeah. Was thinking about the 50-135. Or a couple of nice primes.


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