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09-20-2023, 05:47 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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Hello from Singapore

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My journey in photography started with a K-5 II handed down to me from my dad, who has always been a Pentaxian. He has retired from his photography hobby, and I've since inherited a treasure trove of equipment that I'm still learning to maximize.

I'm an ornithologist by profession, which means my subjects tend to be pesky feathered beings. The K-5 II has been my trusty companion in my outdoor pursuits, but upon my recent upgrade to a second-hand K-3 II, it is having a well-deserved rest in the dry cabinet. I love the durable weather-sealed builds and rugged feel of Pentax's DSLRs which are difficult to match for the same value in other competitor brands.

I use the K-3 II with a Tamron 2x AF teleconverter, Pentax DA* 200mm f/2.8 ED IF SDM. The lens is by far my favourite in my collection, but the AF mechanism appears broken and doesn't work with the teleconverter, so I often have to resort to manual focusing. Having lots of fun learning, especially with some decent photos to get out of it! Here's one of a Tibetan Sand Plover from last week, using my current set up

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Welcome, and thanks for the lovely picture
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Greetings and welcome to Pentax Forums from Germany! You're off to a great start!
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Welcome to PentaxForums! You're in good company, lots of bird lovers here!

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Thanks for the warm welcome and kind comments!
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Welcome from New York City. Very soothing bird photo. Great ethereal feel to it!
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Welcome aboard, looking forward to seeing more of your feathered imagery
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