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04-20-2020, 06:18 PM   #1
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Hello, I'm new here! I used to know a couple things about basic 35mm SLR with a basic Minolta but I haven't used a "serious" camera in decades. Now I have a used, 'as-is' Pentax *ist DL.

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Another welcome from Australia. Now you have dipped your toes in the rest is sure to follow.

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Welcome. Don't worry too much about the technicalities of your *ist. The basics are still the same as it was in the film days. You still have to balance aperture, shutter speed and sensitivity (ISO) according to the scene and the desired result. You could leave everything set to automatic to get you started. Have fun!
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