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01-25-2009, 06:00 PM   #1
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Hello from Melbourne Australia

I have been a member and a reader for quite some time. Have not posted though preferring to acquire data from multiple sources (about lots of things).

I was, as a younger person, really keen on photography as a career though a family move reduced the exposure to photography substantially so it became a background rather than a foreground activity. As a much older person now it has risen back up the interest and commitment ladder.

I have the following equipment:

Pentax K10D with battery grip + remote
Sigma kit lenses - 18-50 + 55-200 DA series
Pentax - screw mount adapter
Pentax SFXn - zoom (cant remember just what at the moment)
Canon S2 IS - great all rounder
Pentax Spotmatic with 55mm F1.8 lens
Elicar 200mm tele (screw mount)
Metz flash - 32 Z-2

When I purchased the K10D over 12 months ago I went for the lower price Sigma kit lenses to see what I liked, what worked and what I would like to use next. After using digital cameras for a few years and particularly the Canon with its mega-zoom capability finding the best lenses for my purpose has been an evolving process.

As I am heading to Canada for a holiday later in 2009 I am now seriously considering what lenses I could upgrade to. Research in progress...


01-25-2009, 07:34 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and going to Canada seems a wise move to get some snow pictures!

Welcome to the forum and hope to see you around

01-26-2009, 01:18 AM   #3
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Welcome Bernard. You'll find plenty of info on lens upgrades here!!! Enjoy the forum and your holiday to Canada.
01-26-2009, 02:37 AM   #4
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Go throught the lens reviews, there's a few gems amongst the oldies that will give you decent bang for buck if you care to lurk around Ebay for a while. And welcome from another Melbournian.

01-26-2009, 03:27 AM   #5
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Thank youi

Thanks for the comments.

I have tried the old Spotmatic lens on the K10D and found the results pleasing. The biggest issue was focusing manually without the support of a split screen.

I have been reading the lens reviews, in fact. Plenty of time at this stage to make a decision about equipment, fortunately.


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