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07-22-2019, 07:23 AM   #1
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Hello everyone,

I was a member here for a few years, in fact I sort of forgot that I still was until I was sent an email to renew my membership, anyway here I am.
My name is Dave I'm from the N-W UK. Lancashire, I will be 79 in October and I still love photography. I still use my K100D that I bought at B&H in NYC on a trip visiting friends some years ago, although not very often these days.
I still have lots of film camera's including Pentax Slr's, Spotmatic, ect, some folders including a Voigtlander Perkeo 6x6cm 120roll film a tiny medium format camera and collection of Russian rangefinders, Leica clones, could never afford the real thing. I also have lots of lenses Takumar's, M's, Tamron Adaptall's, Vivitar's including some rare ones like the series 1 200mm f3, 24mm f2. East German lenses, and of course some Russian lenses Jupiters from the 50mm 3 onwards and various other bits and pieces filters ect'.
I decided a couple of years ago to lighten my load and sold my K1 and my AF lenses and tried Fujifilm because I love the rangefinder style but old age and a lack of IBIS meant goodbye. I tried Olympus, couldn't get used to it, tried Panasonic because my wife has an FZ300 bridge camera its very nice but I didn't like the results I got from the GX8 so that went too, then Fuji came out with the X-H1 with IBIS, wonderful, so now I have a nice rangefinder type camera that I can use some of my lenses on, although I think its time to pass some of them on. Getting old means shaky hands shortness of breath ect' and I find that even with IBIS anything over 100mm is dodgy without support of some kind but I'm enjoying myself anyway and its nice to be back... All the best...Dave...

07-22-2019, 08:36 AM   #2
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Welcome back Dave! The 5 axis IBIS in the KP is a great feature if you find yourself less steady than inyour younger days if you are considering an upgrade.
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Welcome, again! I've recently returned with a silver K-5 after a micro4:3 jaunt; I'm keeping the GX1 for easy video but prefer the K-5 familiarity and results for stills. Adding the 18-50re was an inspired choice for me to keep things small.
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Welcome back into the body of the kirk... enjoy your time here.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Kerrowdown Quote
Welcome back into the body of the kirk... enjoy your time here.
Thanks for the welcome, I've been sorting through old pentax lenses and hope to put some pictures up soon...Dave...

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