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02-04-2009, 08:45 PM   #1
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Delurked and set up (North Carolina, USA)

Greetings all,

I've recently been shooting film with vintage cameras like a Canonet (ca. 1970), Mamiya C330 (ca. '70s), and a '30s/'40s Voigtlander, but have now taken the DSLR plunge, due to an opportunity to get a DSLR free (!!!) through a rewards points program that was folding.

Having loved my 1997 ZX-5 for its elegantly simple, faux-analog design, I chose Pentax again this time (K20D). That also protected my investment in ... one lens. After reading here, I find a consensus that said lens, a Tamron 28-200 zoom, is rubbish. (And all this time I had thought the soft, low-contrast shots were due only to my lack of skill.) No matter! I plan to avail myself of Pentax's industry-best lens back-compatibility (KUDOS, Pentax!) to indulge my love of vintage kit (one Tak already on its way!) while still shooting with a modern DSLR.

I have already learned a lot from you all whilst lurking and hope to learn more! Thanks!

02-04-2009, 08:47 PM   #2
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Welcome Dave, I smell serious LBA coming on.
02-04-2009, 09:34 PM   #3
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LBA indeed

Yes Gary I fear that is so. I had to learn that "LBA" term here; over in RFF we just call it "GAS" (gear [or "gadget"] acquisition syndrome) which is even more versatile, being not limited to lenses! Anyway I'm hoping I can satisfy any LBA with Taks at relatively reasonable cost. USD800 Limiteds and such are right out, but I prefer MF anyway. --Dave
02-04-2009, 10:02 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum. This is forum to indulge your LBA trait.

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Welcome to the forum, Dave. Enjoy
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