Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
03-19-2007, 06:47 PM   #1
Veteran Member
mediaslinky's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Florida
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 377
New to DSLRs

I just purchsed a used *ist DS with the basic kit lens, and have not even got it in hand yet, but I am excited to enter the world of DSLR.

My job requires video work, so I know a little bit about cameras, from a video perspective, but am looking forward to learning more about stills and starting to take some great pics.

Anyway, hope to learn a lot from you folks.

slinky

03-19-2007, 07:46 PM   #2
Veteran Member
FotoPete's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Toronto
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,710
You should have a great creative base from all that video work!

Nice to see that you've chosen Pentax! There are plenty of current lens options but as you know, the K-Mount enjoys decades of backwards compatibility and many of us here have old manual lenses. Their quality is often uncomprimising and the prices are far cheaper. (So if you are looking to expand your lens collection..without breaking the bank...those lenses are out there!)

Welcome to the Pentax Forums and I hope you'll have a great time here. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

See ya around,
Pete.
03-19-2007, 08:06 PM   #3
Veteran Member
mediaslinky's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Florida
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 377
Original Poster
Thanks, Pete.

I don't know, I'm more an editor than camera man for video. Still, I know what I like, and what is considered a good image. Now I have to see if I can learn to capture those images.

My family uses an older Yashica 35mm P&S, and it was acting up. I had been wanting to make the leap into digital, and really wanting an SLR to play with. So when I saw a spectacular price on a used DS, I snatched it. Should have it in hand by weeks end.

It's almost Spring in the mountains, so there should be ample opportunity for some nature shots and landscapes to start with, and my kids are always ready to mug for the camera.
03-19-2007, 10:22 PM   #4
Administrator
Site Webmaster
Adam's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 43,177
QuoteOriginally posted by mediaslinky Quote
I just purchsed a used *ist DS with the basic kit lens, and have not even got it in hand yet, but I am excited to enter the world of DSLR.

My job requires video work, so I know a little bit about cameras, from a video perspective, but am looking forward to learning more about stills and starting to take some great pics.

Anyway, hope to learn a lot from you folks.

slinky
Welcome, and I hope you'll be enjoying your DS!


Adam
PentaxForums.com Webmaster (Site Usage Guide | Site Help | My Photography)



PentaxForums.com's high server and development costs are user-supported. You can help cover those costs by donating. Or, buy your photo gear from our affiliates, Adorama, B&H Photo, or Topaz Labs, and get FREE Marketplace access - click here to see how! Trusted Pentax retailers:

03-20-2007, 06:11 AM   #5
Veteran Member
Alvin's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,530
Hi Slinky! Welcome to the forums! There are lots of DS users here who can give tips on how to get the best out of your camera. So post up a question if you'd like.

I know you're still waiting for delivery on your camera. If you'd like to, you can get acquainted with your camera before it arrives by downloading the owner's manual - click the link below.

Pentax *istDS owner's manual

Hope to see some of your work (both photo and video) soon!
03-20-2007, 07:58 AM   #6
Veteran Member
xfraser's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Ohio
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 830
I think you'll really enjoy your DS. Looking forward to seeing some of those springtime-in-the-mountains pictures!
03-20-2007, 08:11 AM   #7
Veteran Member
mediaslinky's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Florida
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 377
Original Poster
Alvin-

Thanks for the link! I'll be looking that over tonight.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
video
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New to DSLRs thefragger Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 33 09-30-2009 04:57 PM
new to DSLRs qclabrat_1 Welcomes and Introductions 2 01-28-2009 01:12 PM
Pentax DSLRS RAW + JPEG, and all DSLRs for that matter. ebooks4pentax Pentax DSLR Discussion 5 10-01-2008 01:59 PM
Looking at DSLRs sigma projects Pentax DSLR Discussion 0 03-04-2007 05:05 PM
New to dSLRs.... dave sz Welcomes and Introductions 5 12-16-2006 10:46 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:14 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top