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08-23-2019, 04:04 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Son of a pentax family

As far as I know, since film-era, my family always owed Pentax gears.
I wasn't really interested in photography until I was gifted an Optio 50L at 10, and shot some pictures with it. Almost all were bad, some of them were above average.

Everything kind of changed when I moved to Japan for 6 months. I got an (old) K-7 from my father, the stock DA 18-55 and some SMC-era lens, namely the FA 28-80 and FA 70-200.
I shot with this kit for a while, and took a liking to photography as a whole. I traveled several time, borrowed a 18-250 Tamron that eventually made me buy the 18-300 from Sigma plus a wide angle lens and give back the SMC lens.

I'm still new to the field, and having never used Canon of Nikon gears my PoV is kind of narrowed to Pentax. I have some experience with Sony Alpha line.

I own (or have owned) :
  • Optio 50L (in a closet somewhere)
  • Pentax K-7 (passed on to another family member)
  • Pentax K-1 Mark II (current)
Current kit :

FA 50mm F1.4
Sigma DC 10-20mm F3.5
Sigma DC 18-300mm F3.5 Macro C

The 10-20mm is APS-C usable in FF at 20mm with variable vignetting, same for the zoom, usable in FF at 280-300mm. This kit is compact and light (around 2.5kg including the K-1), I'm looking at the 24-70/70-200 new lens but that some weight and money I'm still not ready for.

Other lens I have played with :

DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6
FA 70-200mm F4-5.6
SMC Pentax-F 28-80mm F3.5-4.5
Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II LD

Hope I'll have the time to contribute some lens reviews.

Happy to answer questions !

Last edited by halfa; 08-28-2019 at 02:29 AM.
08-23-2019, 04:56 AM   #2
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Hi from Australia.
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Welcome to the forums! Looking forward to seeing some pictures!
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChristianRock Quote
Welcome to the forums! Looking forward to seeing some pictures!
Here's a nice one I made a few days ago, trying to get the astrostracer to work.
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Very nice one!
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Welcome to the forum!
Lovely image!

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