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10-11-2019, 06:17 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Hi All,

I just decided (finally) to join the forum after looking at some of the reviews and finding how helpful the info on old cameras can be. I shot film with an MX and a Ricoh XR-2s in university (last century, when those cameras were almost new......). I then shot Nikon for many years until I decided their prices were getting out of reach for me. At that point a D800 turned into a K1, which has since been upgraded to Mark 2 status and remains one of my favourite cameras ever. I have at various times shot with a K50 and still own a Ricoh GR - the original version of the APS-C one. Recently I got back into film, which I develop and scan at home (black and white only) as we are quite a way from any processing labs. This has caused me to re-acquire and again fall in love with a Pentax MX and a Ricoh XR-2s. There are also a Spotmatic, K1000, Ricoh SLX500, a couple of Prakticas, a Nikon FE and F100, too many lenses to count, and a bunch of (mostly worthless, but fun) old point and shoot film cameras in the camera cupboard. The actual total is a closely guarded secret, but as I tell my wife and any friends who ask "Why??", at least I don't spend any money on booze or gambling!

As the GR is also a favourite, I might just have a try at winning a new one this month!



PS: The attached photo shows Henry, who has become a frequent test subject, as the texture of his fur shows off lens sharpness even better than a brick wall. He does, however, have a bit of an attitude as you can see......

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rephrasing the quote - new-comers get luck! So, let the luck be with you!
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Thank you!

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lots of friendly folks here

and as you have learned a lot of knowledge as well

here is a thread that might be of interest

Just Black and White-ur B/W Monochrome photos here -

and long may Henry protest
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Welcome! A guard bear, I see.
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Welcome from Dorset UK - there's some very clever and knowledgeable folks here - definitely te place to be for all things Pentax (and others) - look forward to seeing more of your pics
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Definitely worse vices than excessive photography gear, which I too suffer from and have to explain to dear ones

Awesome that you still shoot film. I only manage a few rolls per year since getting started a few years ago, but it's one of the more gratifying aspects of photography for me nowadays.

Welcome, you'll fit right on in.
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Thanks for the welcome, everyone.

And shouldn’t every camera collection have a guard bear?🤡
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Welcome from South Africa and to Pentax again!
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Welcome from New Zealand!

Have a K-1 but would love a GR some day (currently a K-01 sort of fills that role - although its a lot bigger).

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