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01-25-2009, 02:03 PM   #1
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Greetings from Johannesburg, South Africa

Hey all,

After years of playing with various Sony compacts, I got stuck in with a 135mm Praktica MTL-5 and a selection of screw mount lenses, all from the mid-eighties and forgotten in a cupboard for a decade. I inherited a Pentax P30n last year, and dissatisfied with the manual Vivitar zoom that came with it, found some great primes second hand (and bought them because of the advice I got here).

After scrimping, saving and shopping around, I bought a K200D earlier this year to speed up the learning curve. This forum is invaluable, but if you're reading this, you all ready know that. I live with two other enthusiastic amateurs, who both use different systems, and even they love my Pentax.

Here's a shot with a 50/1.4:



We all have to start somewhere. When we decide to, it looks like we often end up here. So, thanks admins.

01-25-2009, 04:12 PM   #2
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Welcome to the family. Thanks for the posted photo. I really like it.
01-25-2009, 04:17 PM   #3
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Wow, excellent use of leading line and nice blurred bokeh there

Great to have you on the forum!




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Welcome, enjoy both the forum and your photography.

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