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04-05-2007, 09:44 AM   #1
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Greetings from Calgary, Canada

Greetings fellow Pentaxian. My name is Richard from Canada. It's spring already but Calgary is still in a deep freeze, forcing me to do my photography hobby indoors.

My interest in photography first started when I was 10, reading the manual to my Dad's Nikon FE2 and learning things like aperture, shutter speed and depth of field. I then took photography classes at my junior high school, learning photography techniques using a Pentax K1000 and how to process film and develop prints in the dark room.

I bought my first digital camera back in 2000, a Fujifilm 4800z and it wasn't until last year that I bought my first DSLR, a Pentax *ist DL2. It was my DL2 was really sparked my interest in photography again. I recently upgraded to the K100D and bought some more "serious" lenses, a Sigma 17-70mm and Pentax FA 50mm 1.4.

I'll keep on learning to develop my photography skills and I know this forum will help me along the way. Thanks for reading.

04-05-2007, 10:15 AM   #2
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Hello...Fellow *Ist DL2er. (I have the Samsung rebrand). Nice to see you chose Pentax!

Welcome to the forums and we look forward to seeing your photos!
04-05-2007, 10:27 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum Richard, I'm impressed that a 10 year old was interested in learning stuff like DOF, aperture, etc. Sounds like you might be teaching some skills along with developing some!

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Hello, fellow canadian and welcome aboard!

get place to be an learn
sounds like you got a great start in photography and the K100 is going to do you very well.
good choice in lenses... I have both but the 50 1.4 is fully manual, which is a breeze with a pentax.

looking forward to your shots,



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Hi Richard! Welcome! Can't wait to see some photos!
04-09-2007, 01:49 PM   #6
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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!

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