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10-17-2017, 01:16 AM - 1 Like   #46
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A stack of great advice and thoughts already, so I'll just say welcome to the forum.

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Personally I think Kameko is just making absolutely full disclosure of a temporary issue encountered a year ago. She is only talking about the shutter sticking on continuous shooting, which might, at worst, mean it takes a few more photos than intended, rather than bad photos. Kameko is a long-time contributor to the forum, a first-rate photographer, and from my observation an ethical person. I would say that she has discounted the price more than she needed to, to reflect the condition of the camera. Those silver ones were, from memory, a limited edition, and were sold at a premium.

There is a general culture in ads on the forum that people do make full disclosure of even very minor things - rather different from ebay, as Uncle Vanya points out. But having said that, I understand your apprehension. It might not be the right one for you.
Thank you, I double checked my sent mail and it appears I did not send her a message so I just sent one to her now about it.
I appreciate your words, everyone here has already been so helpful and it helps calm the nervousness about a purchase by listening to those experienced with these products as well as the people selling them.
We will see what happens!! I will let everyone know if a purchase of a K3 happens!
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Camera and lenses are on their way!! Thank you everyone, I'm excited to get started and be terrible and ask a crazy amount of advice until I'm pretty good at it!! Hahaha

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You didn't tell us what you are ordering. Wait, come back.....
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Camera and lenses are on their way!! Thank you everyone, I'm excited to get started and be terrible and ask a crazy amount of advice until I'm pretty good at it!! Hahaha
Enjoy the new kit. You've already asked a lot of good questions - don't be afraid to ask more. When you tell people you are starting out, mostly you get helpful and informative replies here - as the above ones show. Worth re-reading the posts by the "silverbacks" above - there's long experience behind their suggestions and advice.

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You didn't tell us what you are ordering. Wait, come back.....
My question too. I assume the camera is a K-3, but as a matter of interest, what lens(es) are you getting?
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You didn't tell us what you are ordering. Wait, come back.....
Haha! Well, I think I got in a little over my head but I'll take it one lens at a time, a k3 with a 55-300mm, an 18-135mm, and a generously gifted veteran Tamron lens 70-300mm. thanks to everyone on this forum!!

I'll want to get like a 35 or 55 or something of that nature in a couple months! But these different lenses will be really cool to try out and get a feel for different ones etc but I suspect I'll spend a lot of time at first with the 18-135mm!

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a k3 with a 55-300mm, an 18-135mm, and a generously gifted veteran Tamron lens 70-300mm that will be used manually
A perfect starter kit. Use the zooms for a while, and take note of which focal lengths you use most. (There are free programs that will analyse your photos for you: here's one I use - ExposurePlot jpg exif lens length analyzer for photographers ) That will help you decide what lenses would be your next priority. They might not be the ones you expect. (When I had an 18-250 superzoom, I found that I was shooting disproportionately at 18mm or at 250mm, so I went for a wide lens and a long lens next. But everyone is different.)


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Hey everyone! I have taken about 500 photos in 2-3 days haha, what can I use to upload my photos to a public album in order to share them with the forum? Photobucket only offers 2GB of free storage!
Also, I guess I will have to start another thread to share my pictures so be on the look out!
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Hey everyone! I have taken about 500 photos in 2-3 days haha, what can I use to upload my photos to a public album in order to share them with the forum? Photobucket only offers 2GB of free storage!
Also, I guess I will have to start another thread to share my pictures so be on the look out!
I post directly to the forum myself:

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I post directly to the forum myself:

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I was hoping to share like 50 lol but also having a nice album to keep !
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I was hoping to share like 50 lol but also having a nice album to keep !
Sign up for a flickr account. Photobucket won't work for you.
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Thanks , also I see on here you have to upload pictures that are 1mp? Mine are 11 uploaded from the camera. What do you use to get that image size down to upload directly to the forum?
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Any image editor will do that. I use Apple Aperture and can download at any size I want, I've chosen that size because that's the size for my screen, but for smaller images the free software that came on my Mac, is fine for that.

You should probably looking at some type of post processing software. What ever you use should reduce the image size of outputs for you. I generally have a collection of folders where I save everything I upload, so I don't have to do it twice if I find another use for the image.
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Thanks , also I see on here you have to upload pictures that are 1mp? Mine are 11 uploaded from the camera. What do you use to get that image size down to upload directly to the forum?
If you create a Flickr account, as Norm suggested, you can upload your full size photos there. When you want to post a photo on PF just click on Share in Flickr, then Bbcode and select the size you want. Then copy the BBcode and paste into your post on this forum.

There is an online tool that can do this for multiple photos in a Flickr album.
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