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02-08-2021, 07:59 AM   #1
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I'm new to the forum. My wife has now joined me in retirement and we are both interested in pursuing photography now that we have time. Like my wife, I am an optometrist so I have a background in optics. Pentax has always been the camera choice of friends going way back to my college days. My wife joined the forum a few days ago and has gotten some good recommendations on cameras for us newbies. We are primarily interested in nature photography.

02-08-2021, 08:16 AM   #2
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welcome to the forums

you will find friendly members and a lot of knowledge here

as far as advice on gear

some of us love to give advice on how you should spend your money

some information from you will help the advice be better


what you like to photograph the more specific the better:

We are primarily interested in nature photography.
what type - birding, insects, small animals, wildlife etc

whether you want " experienced " vs. new

be sure to use the information you can find under " cameras", " lenses " and " articles "

and to ask questions here at the forums

and remember

the goal is for you to have fun with photography
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Welcome to the forums, to both you and your wife! Enjoy your retirement and the pursuit of photography!
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Welcome to the forum, hope you enjoy your photography together and have fun. You’ll find lots of info and advice here to get started with Pentax gear. Greetings from Greece!

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Hi Glen, welcome from Australia.
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Welcome! Since you are both getting cameras you can share lenses! Buy 2 KPs or K-1 iis, or one of each. For KP get a 55-300 PLM lens for sure, and something wider, I would suggest the DA 20-50 Ltd, or the DA 16-85. All of these are weather sealed. I don't have a K-1 so I won't recommend lenses. I do mostly nature and landscapes, I use a KP, and the lenses I use most are the DA 20-40 Ltd, DA* 300, DA 55-300 PLM, and DA 15 Ltd. The 15 is the only one not weather sealed.

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Welcome to the forum, you'll both find that we are all good at helping folk to spend their money.
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QuoteOriginally posted by glen53 Quote
My wife has now joined me in retirement and we are both interested in pursuing photography now that we have time.
We are not very dissimilar. My wife dislikes all the weather-sealed kit I choose; she would prefer lightweight with video options ...
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Welcome from the Chicagoland area! The bulk of my photography is outdoors, any season.
I like to share what's out there, hopefully inspire people to appreciate and protect our world.

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