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03-26-2019, 01:03 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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Hello from US-Washington!

Hi everyone,

I just registered for an account and am excited to start shooting with Pentax! Truth be told, I had just found this forum today and decided from a lot of the reviews/articles that I'd move over from Nikon-land and audio-land

My previous experiences were from an old Nikon D70 as well as a Nikon D3000 (which I used during my photography courses back in college). As I've just recently sold both and have some change, I've got my eye on a Pentax K-3 to start out and hope to acquire one sooner than later.

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03-26-2019, 02:07 AM - 1 Like   #2
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Hi Austin, welcome.
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welcome to the forums

some of us love to give opinions on how you could spend your money

and the K 3 family is well respected:

Pentax K-3 vs. Pentax K-3 II - Pentax Camera Comparison - PentaxForums.com

did you know that you can sort the market place [ " buy/sell " ] by country where the equipment is located ?

The Pentax Marketplace | Buy & Sell Pentax Cameras and Lenses (United States) - PentaxForums.com

personally I have had nothing but good luck in dealing with fellow members who were selling equipment in the forum's market place
03-26-2019, 05:43 AM   #4
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Welcome to the club. Used options in the Marketplace are the best way to get into the Pentax ecosystem.

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Hi Austin,

Welcome!

Are you from Washington State (vice D.C.)?

I live in Bremerton, maybe we can meet up and shoot sometime?
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Welcome Austin,
The K-3 is a great choice, esp. if you find a good deal.
03-26-2019, 01:04 PM   #7
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Hi Austin,

Welcome!

Are you from Washington State (vice D.C.)?

I live in Bremerton, maybe we can meet up and shoot sometime?
Hello! I am actually located closer to the Pacific Northwest, in the Eastern Washington area. If I ever visit DC however, I will greatly consider your offer.

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QuoteOriginally posted by aslyfox Quote
welcome to the forums

some of us love to give opinions on how you could spend your money

and the K 3 family is well respected:

Pentax K-3 vs. Pentax K-3 II - Pentax Camera Comparison - PentaxForums.com

did you know that you can sort the market place [ " buy/sell " ] by country where the equipment is located ?

The Pentax Marketplace | Buy & Sell Pentax Cameras and Lenses (United States) - PentaxForums.com

personally I have had nothing but good luck in dealing with fellow members who were selling equipment in the forum's market place
At this stage, I think I'll take all the help I can get and I'll definitely check out the marketplace.

Thank you to all for the warm welcome - as of next week, I will be an owner of a Pentax K-3 with a 17-50mm Tamron as a starting lens. As a fun fact, before I had decided to shoot with Pentax, I actually found an older SMC Pentax-M 50mm f/1.7 in pristine condition while accompanying a friend at a thrift store. You'll never believe the price - $4! It must be destiny.
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QuoteOriginally posted by oostenlao Quote
Hello! I am actually located closer to the Pacific Northwest, in the Eastern Washington area. If I ever visit DC however, I will greatly consider your offer.

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At this stage, I think I'll take all the help I can get and I'll definitely check out the marketplace.

Thank you to all for the warm welcome - as of next week, I will be an owner of a Pentax K-3 with a 17-50mm Tamron as a starting lens. As a fun fact, before I had decided to shoot with Pentax, I actually found an older SMC Pentax-M 50mm f/1.7 in pristine condition while accompanying a friend at a thrift store. You'll never believe the price - $4! It must be destiny.
Oh! Thatís what I meant! I live in Western Washington State.

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Oh! Thatís what I meant! I live in Western Washington State.
This is really telling of my understanding of Washington geography - I'd love to meet up to shoot when I'm closer to the West Side. I'll private message you to let you know more details!
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Welcome from Seattle.
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Welcome from Seattle.
Another Washington-resident! Know any Pentax-specific photography groups in your area?
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QuoteOriginally posted by oostenlao Quote
Another Washington-resident! Know any Pentax-specific photography groups in your area?
Just you and me, brother.
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Just you and me, brother.
Not quite true - at least there used to be some active Seatlleites in the forum, e.g. see the user map or alan_smithee_photos - View Profile - PentaxForums.com for some excellent photography. If you're interested in a spontaneous meet in the next few days, I'll be around as well. PM if you're interested (e.g. try some gear), I'll be flying tomorrow.
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