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10-14-2021, 12:13 AM - 3 Likes   #1
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Hello my dear Pentaxians!

Hi everyone!

I've been lurking around PF for some time and have finally decided to create an account here!

My photography story starts around 20 years ago when I joined the school's photography club. My father got me an old Minolta X-300 with a 50mm prime. We shot in BW and developed everything ourselves. When I turned 14 or 15 my interests obviously changed to entirely different things and that was the end of that chapter

My interest got ignited again around 5 years ago when I started doing some travel photography, then on my wife's EOS 1000D. Researching lenses lead me to the fantastic SMC Takumar 50mm F1.4 and into the entire line of Takumar lenses. These days I own a small collection of M42 lenses and can't get enough of old glass, mainly looking for S-M-C lenses, but also Soviet and East German ones

In the analog department I have a number of film SLRs, including three Pentax (ES, ES2, ME Super) bodies. But so far I've only shot (and still do) film on my Minoltas (X-300 and X-500). So much gear, so little time... As for digital, I shoot on a Fuji X-S10 (the small one with IBIS). It's a fantastic camera, though when I'm using adapted film lenses there's a little devil on my shoulder going "you could get so much more out of this lens using an FF sensor"


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10-14-2021, 01:25 AM - 1 Like   #2
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Hi Philipp

Welcome to the forum.
I remember the Minolta X-300. A friend of mine had one. In fact, I liked it so much that I almost bought one at Shaps Cameraland in Cape Town but then my eye fell upon a Pentax...... And the rest, as they say, is history.

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Hello Philipp, welcome from Australia.
10-14-2021, 06:12 AM   #4
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Thanks guys!

Is it possible to edit a post? The link (that was automatically added?) to the lens is wrong. I meant the SMC one, the last iteration for M42, not the modern FA*.

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If you are logged in you should have the option to edit a post.
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Welcome to the forum.

QuoteOriginally posted by trilean Quote
The link (that was automatically added?) to the lens is wrong.
The automatic links are a delightfully quirky feature of this website. Also watch for randomly inserted extra blank lines.
Rest assured, at least, that we are all used to it and will not judge someone if their posts contain some less-than-helpful links or goofy paragraph formatting. I know that I'm fine with it, if that's what it takes to keep the lights on around here.

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Thanks, I guess I couldn't edit posts because I was still in the moderated phase where every post had to be checked by a moderator before being public. Anyway, it works now

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