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06-05-2018, 02:51 PM   #1
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Hi from Riga, Latvia

!hello everyone.
taking pictures from 1988 for fun, friends and as occasional job. mostly portraits, abandoned places, humans in natural habitat and other nature. at first i used soviet film cameras: kiev-4, zenit-e, salut, horizont, kiev-88, got all of them secondhand from my father, who was professional photographer at the museum of nature. i spent lots of unforgettable time in laboratory developing films and b/w photos during school and university years. when i was finishing highschool in 1996, he gave me pentax k-1000 which became my favorite camera till mirror mechanism said no in 2011. then dark times started - no working cameras, occasional sessions with friends gear, even shooting with old nokia phone. only this year i found used k-50 for 300 euros, which is very nice apparatus and keeps my belief in pentax very much alive, especially because classical k-mount allows to use old lenses. of course i'm looking towards getting full frame camera, yet price makes this goal unreachable at the moment. however, still have plans for analogue photography too!
a few recent shots taken with k-50 + vivitar :

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from presentation event of "baltic tribes" documentary 3 weeks ago, taken with k-50 + Sigma 28-200mm 1:3.8-5.5 UC Aspherical

06-05-2018, 03:03 PM   #2
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The K-50 is excellent value for money, you've got some great shots there, I look forward to seeing more.
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just realized that in the beginning new members are not allowed to edit posts. forgot to mention details about lense of first three pics above, it's Vivitar 1:2.8 MC 28mm.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ignath Quote
i spent lots of unforgettable time in laboratory developing films and b/w photos during school and university years
Welcome, sounds like you had a great "apprenticeship".


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