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02-21-2018, 07:47 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Hi, all:

I just pulled the trigger on a Pentax ME Super with 50 mm and a zoom lens (not sure what kind). I'm been (and remain) a Nikon user for most of my 50 years of photography, but I wanted ot try something a bit different, so here I am.

I'm a retired professional photographer, befgore that a chemist, and for many years, I ran a small commercial darkroom, so I guess film is still in my blood. Although, I have a digital (Nikon D7100), I really enjoy shooting my F5 and my N2020, along with my F3 and FG cameras. I also shoot a Mamiya 645 pro tl with a wide selection of lenses/

I mostly shoot B&W (Ilford) but have been playing around with some Ultrafine film in 645 and I have to say, I'm pretty impressed with the grain and acutance - especially for the $$$!

I'm looking forward to learning about the Pentax systems - never had one although I know folks who were happy with them.

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Welcome to Pentax Jim, glad to have you join us.
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Welcome Jim.

Former Nikon shooter here. Pentax newb.
Loving it so far. A really nice change from the norm.
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Welcome, Looking forward to seeing images from your Pentax journey.

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Hi from Australia Jim, and welcome to the Pentax forums. Good to have you here.
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Thanks Everybody

Well, now I'm haunting the mailbox..........
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Hi Jim, welcome to the forum
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Welcome to both the forum and to photography the Pentax way.

02-25-2018, 06:40 AM   #9
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Well, bummer! The seller just cancelled my order. So, it's back to searching........
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looking forward to your contributions especially more of the chocolate lab

I had two great dogs
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After a lol of looking, I finally found a very nice Pentax ME SE with a 5- mm f1.8 lens at my local camera store. I just loaded some film in it (HP5) for a test drive tomorrow, so I'll find out in a week or so if it performs as good as it looks. I'll post a few pics of the camera on Monday.

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