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12-22-2008, 03:48 PM   #1
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Joining to say thank you

I've been a guest lurker here for about 18 months. I just thought it might be time I join and say hello.

I've had a Pentax K100D since July 07 which I got to replace a very dissapointing Olympus SP550UZ Bridge Camera. I've been thoroughly impressed by my Pentax and the Samsung GX10 (K10D clone) that I added to it a month ago.

I tend to buy on a bit of a budget (I have difficulty justifying too much on a single lens) and I enjoy using the old manual lenses as well.

So far I've bought and use - roughly in order:
K100D with Da 18-55mm Kit Lens
Tamron 70-300mm LD Di
Samsung Schneider D-Xenon 50-200mm
Pentax SMC-M 50mm F1.7
Pentax SMC FA 28-80mm F3.5-5.6
Soligor 400mm F6.3 (which I've had since the 1970s originally with M42 T mount)
Cosina 90mm F3.5 Macro (Manual)
Tamron 18-250mm LD IF F3.5-6.3
Kenko Teleplus 1.5x Teleconverter
Sigma Ex 105mm F2.8 DG (Won this in a competition)
Samsung GX10

I've got quite a lot of other older M42 lenses from my 35mm days as well as ebay acquisitions that need to go back on ebay!.

I'm now waiting for delivery from ebay of a Sigma Superside II 24mm F2.8 - reports and examples on this site indicate it's quite a nice lens. Be interesting to see if that holds up in practice.

I'm part way through a degree course in Creative Arts specialising in photography.

I've seen a lot of really helpful advice here for Pentax (Samsung) photographers and just wanted to re-iterate my thanks to all those who have provided that excellent resource.

My Pentax K100D Flickr Set:
Pentax K100D - a set on Flickr

My Samsung GX10 Flickr Set:
Samsung GX-10 - a set on Flickr

One of my Favourite Pentax Photos so far:


12-24-2008, 04:45 AM   #2
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Welcome Neil - nice shot - great perspective!
12-24-2008, 06:59 AM   #3
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Welcome (at last) to the forum and also Seasons Greetings to you.

Is that the OCA course your on and how's it going?
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Neil welcome

12-24-2008, 03:33 PM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by kerrowdown Quote
Welcome (at last) to the forum and also Seasons Greetings to you.

Is that the OCA course your on and how's it going?
It is indeed. It's quite thought provoking and I really should send more time on it than I do, but work and other commitments alwasys seem to get in the way.

I started the first module (of 7) in March, and am about 2/3rds through that module.

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Welcome, Neil,
Clearly you suffer from serious and quite possibly incurable LBA! You'll feel right at home here....
Lovely shot indeed. There are lots of B&W fans here and I'd say you have lots to contribute. Looking forward to that.
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From what I can see from your brooding shot, there is no more reason to lurk. Welcome to the family. I am looking forward to seeing more of your work.

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Welcome! Great photo. What is the location?
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Nice shot Neil! and welcome
12-26-2008, 04:23 PM   #10
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Welcome Neil! Beautiful and dramatic photo!
12-26-2008, 04:28 PM   #11
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Glad that you have chosen Pentax and the image is a stellar one too.

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