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02-11-2021, 08:11 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Greetings from Missouri!

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I've been lurking here for a little while and figured I'd make an account and join the community! I'm very new to the Pentax community as a whole; I grew up shooting Nikon and have wandered around the MFT ecosystem and also dabbled in Leica. Since moving to Missouri (I'm military, so every couple of years or so I'm off to a new place), I have really discovered my love of close-up/macro work and some light wildlife shooting. I also ride a bicycle everywhere here (gravel roads are so peaceful to ride on), so I've come to depend on WR gear to make it so I can carry my camera in all weather. I've been looking for a happy middle ground for some time, with MFT leaving me frustrated in the low light performance and how the size has ballooned up on lenses and bodies lately... all I still have from that is my awesome little GM5. Leica obviously isn't the system for my current photographic needs, so some searching led me to Pentax! I love how they prioritize the availability of high quality compact lenses, since that works well with my style and needs. I just picked up a KP and 20-40 Ltd with the absurdly good sale going on at Adorama right now, and I'm looking at snagging a 35 macro when I get the chance (and a 100 by summer for insects!). I already have limited lens fever!

Looking forward to seeing you on the forums!

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Hi Ryley, welcome from Australia.
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welcome to the forums

you will find friendly members and a lot of knowledge here

should you wish to ask for advice some of us [ ] like to recommend how you should spend your money

if you are interested in " experienced " gear be sure to check out what is on the marketplace " buy/sell " which can be sorted by country :

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Thanks all! Spending someone else’s money is the cheapest gear high there is, and I won’t begrudge anyone trying to use me to get it! 🤣
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