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05-11-2020, 10:40 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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They said I should introduce myself!

My mother started me with my first Pentax ME Super back in the late 70's.Yep, dating myself a bit! Married and 4 children later, I decided a few years ago to get back into photography because retirement is on the horizon and I will need something to do. I found a K-S1 on sale at Costco and my addiction was re-born.

A couple of years ago I bought a K-5 and was surprised to find I liked it better than the K-S1 which on the surface appeared to be the better camera. I find the K-5 nicer to hold, more durable and easier to control. And I actually liked the pictures more. Then I decided I wanted a K-1 so I sold the K-S1 and bought a modified K-1 to K-1ii. My wife wanted something smaller to hold so I sold the K-5 and bought another K-S1.

All this to say, yes I'm a Pentax addict with GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome!).

Now I'll add a question. What is your favourite camera and lens for birding? Pentax specifically.

Make it a great day!

Barry

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05-11-2020, 10:55 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum from Arizona. My first Pentax was ME super, in 1977. I got back in the Pentax fold when I bought a K-3 last year.
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welcome to the forums

you will find friendly members and knowledge here

I certainly no expert, just someone who posts a lot, but I like my K 3 and K 3 II with the " big guy " - the HD Pentax-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 ED DC AW

Read more at: https://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/d-fa-zoom-lenses-c71.html#ixzz6M9uNCLf4

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HD Pentax-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 (APS-C)
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The long-awaited HD Pentax-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 ED DC AW telephoto zoom made its debut in early May, 2015 as the first of an upcoming series of Pentax full frame lenses. It was originally announced at CP+ 2015 in Tokyo alongside the Pentax full frame DSLR, which is scheduled for release in late 2015.
Update as of July, 2017: read our newer review of this lens on full-frame here. ( https://www.pentaxforums.com/reviews/pentax-hd-d-fa-150-450mm-f45-f56/introduction.html )

Read more at: https://www.pentaxforums.com/reviews/hd-pentax-d-fa-150-450mm-prelim/introdu...#ixzz6M9uUVB6I
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Welcome to the forum, enjoy your K1.

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Hi Barry, welcome from Australia.
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Welcome to Pentax Forums. Gas is tough.
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Welcome to Pentax Forums. Gas is tough.
I think it's starting to wear off. I little.
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Hi Barry, welcome from Australia.
Thanks!

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Welcome to Pentax Forums. Gas is tough.
Usually causes stomach pain but this is in the backside!

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Welcome to the forum, enjoy your K1.
Thanks. I love the K-1ii but have to admit GAS is making me regret giving up my K-5. I think I would be more comfortable in riskier situations with that one. Much cheaper to replace!

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QuoteOriginally posted by aslyfox Quote
welcome to the forums

you will find friendly members and knowledge here

I certainly no expert, just someone who posts a lot, but I like my K 3 and K 3 II with the " big guy " - the HD Pentax-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 ED DC AW

Read more at: Pentax D FA Zoom Lenses - Reviews and Specifications - SLR and Interchangeable Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database




Read more at: HD Pentax-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 Review - Introduction | PentaxForums.com Reviews
I have a couple of friends with K-3s who wouldn't part with them. I have been debating because of FPS for birding purposes. Hmmm....GAS?!
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I think it's starting to wear off. I little.
Don't worry, it's just lurking. It'll be back.
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