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05-21-2018, 11:10 PM   #1
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Hello all, Jasen Stewart here. I have shaky hands, a pentax k5iis, and a lot to learn about photography. I have largely been in the point and shoot and smartphone camp up to this point. I would like to eventually get into macro work, but just walking around yosemite this past week shows me I have a lot of work to do on fundamentals of photography first.

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Welcome aboard, enjoy discovering your photography.
05-22-2018, 01:19 AM   #3
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Welcome! What lens are you using? I have the Pentax 100mm WR and love it on my K-5iis. An excellent camera.
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Hi from Australia Jasen, and welcome to the Pentax forums. Good to have you as a member.

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Welcome aboard Jasen. I'd suggest you practice on technique and, perhaps, consider a monopod to steady your camera. Also, a tripod is highly recommended for macro work.

By the way, the K5iis is a great camera.
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So far I have a gifted tamron 70-300 (not impressed), a chinon 35mm mf that I am struggling with on manual settings and a vivitar 105mm 1:1 macro that I haven't touched yet. I don't really have a good walk around lens yet.

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