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01-18-2018, 09:42 AM   #1
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Hiya from Washington

Hi all,

My name is John and I'm an addict.

I am a hobbyist photographer and serious camera collector and just added a new one yesterday....a K-1 I started digital photography in 2005 with a Nikon D50 but in 2008 upgraded to a K20D after looking at what Pentax offered for a much better price. I've always loved Pentax though and have more than a dozen in my collection. I still shoot with my trusty old K1000 from time to time.

The K-1 is an early (6 months early) 50th birthday present from my wife. We're going back to Scotland in May and I wanted to be sure I had enough camera to capture the scenery because last time we were there in 2008 I only had 6MP to work with and my 4'x6' Eileen Donan print makes that obvious. I've also finally woken up and started shooting RAW exclusively. Not sure why I didn't do that before but I've lost 10 years of stunning photographs to what my camera felt was the proper end result.

I also wanted the new K-1 because my yard here is visited by over 40 different types of birds as well as squirrels, deer and black bear (and the occasional banana slug). My K20D is mostly up to the task but given that the wildlife (minus the bear) let me get close enough to get some really good shots, I need a camera that's going to up my game. Here are a few of the pics I caught in my yard with my K20D last year.

Cheers,
John

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Nice shots. Welcome to the forums.
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Welcome to the forum from just down the road to Eilean Donan (well 56 mile away actually), enjoy the new K1.
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Nice shots. Welcome to the forums.
Thank you

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Welcome to the forum from just down the road to Eilean Donan (well 56 mile away actually), enjoy the new K1.
Thank you. You live in a beautiful country.

Not sure I'll get to see Eileen Donan again on this trip. Happily though, the five days we're staying in Meikleour is going to allow me to see Dunnottar Castle on this trip -> my bucket list castle. We're also spending four days on Mull so I'm hoping the K-1 is going to get a good workout there with puffins and other bird & sea life.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Special Ed Quote
You live in a beautiful country
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We're also spending four days on Mull
Remember to sample the Tobermory Whisky while your there.
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Remember to sample the Tobermory Whisky while your there.
I most certainly will. I'm a big fan of Hebribean whisky so am looking forward to taking a tour of the distillery (a la Jack and Victor in "Still Game" ).
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a la Jack and Victor in "Still Game"
Good man.
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Great pictures. You will love the K-1.

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Great pictures. You will love the K-1.
Thank you. I already love it :-)

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Hi from Australia John, and welcome to the Pentax forums. Good to have you here.


PS. Very good 1st pix.
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Hi from Australia John, and welcome to the Pentax forums. Good to have you here.


PS. Very good 1st pix.
Thank you, Peter :-)
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