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12-17-2017, 11:18 PM   #1
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Well, I've been Pentax for many years, using my Dad's old film camera. Then graduated to the K10d when digital took off. Worked my way through the K5, and finally the K3. Then I jumped ship, for two reasons. I was interested in the mirrorless promise, and picked up a Samsung NX1 (great camera). It was stolen, and Samsung announced it was getting out of the high end camera business, so I went to Nikon. I started to do more with my photography, and felt limited by Pentax. None of the new gadgets were supported. But I never warmed up to the Nikon (D750), and always missed my Pentax. So, after maybe 5 years away from home, I am back. I sold all my Nikon gear and just ordered a K-1.

I'm 70 years old now, and I think I have finally figured out what is important to me in a camera. The K-1 arrives in 2 days, and I am anxious to try it out. I expect it to live up to the praise it has received. I'll be checking this forum often now.

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Welcome, and good luck and good shooting with the K-1.
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Welcome on board! The K-1 is a wondeful camera and you will enjoy it.
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Welcome back, the equipment is only good if it brings enjoyment and you have fun with it, and that id different for everybody.

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Welcome to the forum, enjoy your new K1 once you get hands on.
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Just arrived today. I was a bit surprised by the weight. This thing is heavy. I had a few Pentax items I didn't sell before, and so it was nice to see that they will come in handy after all. I was also pleased to see that my Nikon flash works on the K-1. I purchased the Pentax 28-105 zoom, because all the reviews I read say that it is an excellent lens in spite of the lower price. Can't wait to try it all out tomorrow. Now I just have to sell my Nikon lenses.

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Welcome to the forum theWags, smart choice you made for the K-1.
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