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03-24-2009, 03:49 PM   #1
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Hello everyone

Just saying hello and thanks for all the useful info here. Seems a friendly place to hang out.

As a result of lurking quietly in the shadows, and reading lots, I decided on what to purchase.

In the end I decided that a K20 would probably be more than I needed, and I wanted a longer lens and a flash to go with the camera body and kit lens.

It was in the end a straight choice between a K2000 ( I'm in the UK) and K200 body. The K200 won, mainly because it felt more comfortable to handle. I got the kit lens and a DA55-300, with a pentax 360 flash. I should be set up for quite a while, until LBA gets hold of me!

So far I've been experimenting, and fired about 600 shots, and am very pleased with the results. I've still got a lot of learning to do.

I will post a couple of my better shots soon, and hopefully the experts here will offer some constructive criticism!

This hobby's addictive! But you all know that already!

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03-24-2009, 07:31 PM   #2
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Hello Sphere from Berkshire. Hopefully you find the actual photography more addictive than the purchasing phase. I unfortunately am still having trouble make that jump. As a new K20D and DA55-300 owner i look forward to your postings to see just what we can do. Welcome.
03-29-2009, 04:22 AM   #3
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Welcome! K200 is a wonderful camera, with a bunch of high end characteristics.
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Hi Sphere, welcome!

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