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10-05-2023, 10:26 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Greetings from Scotland

Hi all.

My first SLR, when I got interested in photography as a teen back in the 70s, was a Spotmatic 500. Sadly, it was stolen from the house shortly afterwards, and the only options for replacement from the local photo shop (Salisbury Pharmacy) was either a Nikon (can't remember the model but it was big and heavy) or a new Olympus OM1.

That started my continuing love affair with the Olympus OM line, but recently, just for a change, and no doubt influenced by my brief SP500 ownership, I acquired an Asahi Pentax S3 body off Ebay. Needing a lens I found a Super Takumar 28mm f/3.5, also on Ebay, which had the advantage of coming with an SV as a rear lens cap. So with two vintage APs here I am!

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My film days are done, but they were populated with SV, SP500, SP1000 and a bunch of SMC Taks. Welcome to the bourach that is Pentax Forums, hiv ye had yir tea? (Ayrshire lad here )
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Thanks OrchidJulie and StiffLegged.

Aye, I have! Now trying to keep warm, it's been a real dreich day.

I'm now in Ayrshire but was born in Blantyre, Malawi and grew up in Africa. My Dad was Glasgow born though and the family spent their summers in Fairlie with Grandad commuting to Glasgow.

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Thanks jcdoss and MarkJerling, glad to be here!

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Thanks from the Lowlands, Kerrowdown, and thanks also to Mark down south!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Flighter Quote
Thanks from the Lowlands, Kerrowdown, and thanks also to Mark down south!
I think you mean Peter "darn sarf"
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Welcome. I've seen a few Youtube photograhy videos from your part of the world and wowzers it looks amazing.
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Yep, Peter, thatís it, darn sarf!

Thanks GrabShotPhoto, yes, if the weather cooperates it can be lovely!
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