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07-16-2009, 09:14 AM   #1
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Hi there;

I got my first Pentax, a Spotmatic F in 1972. I used it to take pictures for the HS year book.
From there on I purchased a KM and a K2. The KM eventually died when I lived in West Africa. The K2 has survived many countries and extreme temperatures. It is a solid camera and I use it as a backup. I currently use a ME Super. I am on my second one as the first one died after many dust storms in the Middle East.

My interest is in Nature photography. 70% insects, 20% plants and 10% microscopy. I work as a Forest Entomologist and come in contact with lots of insects.
I ether use a 100mm macro or the bellows with the macro lens.

90% of my work was done either in Ektachrome or Kodachrome. I heard these 2 are no longer available, so I need a good alternative.


07-16-2009, 05:57 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. It sounds like you've been all over the world. There's an active film forum here, so you should be able to answer any questions you have.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Flying Dutchman Quote
Hi there;
90% of my work was done either in Ektachrome or Kodachrome. I heard these 2 are no longer available, so I need a good alternative.

Hello! Welcome to the forums. Sad news indeed on the retirement of Kodachrome - but good news is Ektachrome is still very much alive and kicking unless something changed in the last week I missed.


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