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01-25-2009, 01:37 PM   #1
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Hi you all.... from the Mohave desert

I am new to the Forum and I guess I had to throw mine in here quick , before I lokk like an alien and they would kick me out. glad to be here !!!!!!

I started 35mm photography with Pentax Spotmatics about 33 years ago, it was the most affordable system and delivering top quality images, thanks to the legendary Super Takumars. I used them all, regular Takumars and later SMC. even thougt I have to switch for a while to Nikon ( Pentax did not have the interchangeable prisms finders at that time) , my love for the Takumar optics will never end. Superb glass that I think very similar in clor rendition to the Zeiss of the Contarex system. I owned the bigger sisters Pentax 6x7 too , I shot from Airplanes & helicopters, "best medium format camera ever" for aerial (thanks to focal plane shutter) and ground work also . actually I think it is the best reflex medium format 6x7 camera (in my opinion) for "outdoors" .
I used Hassy, Bronica6x7, and Mamiya Universal Press 6x9 , but the big Pentax 6x7s are just a bigger 35mm slrs easier to handle than the you shoot with SMC Pentax lenses.. top quality glass, and never a mechanical problem !!!

that's all for now and glad to be here !

best to you all

God Bless


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01-25-2009, 02:17 PM   #2
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Hi BeeGee, welcome. Once visited the Mohave desert: a wonderfull place (like this forum )
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Welcome to the forum, got the email then.
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Another knowledegable forum member to join up Welcome.


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