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01-25-2009, 01:52 PM   #1
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Hi from frozen Illinois

I guess I'll join the avalanche of newby first-time posters, responding to the gentle nudge... I've been lurking for about a year, I guess.

Pentax and I go back about 40 years. If memory serves I began with a brand-new K1000. In the intervening decades my wife and I have accumulated a bushel of stuff, including a couple of ME Supers and at least one ME, a half bushel of lenses and attachments, some of them real Pentax, many "discount" cheapies.
( Lately I've begun collecting Carousel projectors at garage sales; often available for less than the cost of a single replacement bulb. )
My first ME ( or was it the K1000? ) rode with me overland from Finland to Nepal. Since then I've lost one ME, which committed suicide by sliding down a glacier, and beat the stuffing out of another one on 18-hour bus rides crossing Peru to Macchu Picchu.
I 've recently begun to digitize the eight cases of carousels full of slides that occupy one corner of my sty, ah, I mean office. I probably have a years work ahead of me.
(I just did a quick estimate... about 4000 slides here and more out in the garage.)

If that project ever gets completed, I will inventory the contents of the bushel ( how did we wind up with 5 camera bags? ) and test the ones I haven't used in years, maybe try to swap for some new(er) toys.

Thanks to whomever sent that gentle reminder.

01-25-2009, 05:24 PM   #2
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