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10-19-2009, 07:38 AM   #1
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Another hello from Japan.

Hello!

I'm an American currently living in central Japan, and my contract says I teach English but it's more baby-sitting kindergarteners in English than actually teaching.
I'm originally from Ohio, and fell in love with my grandfather's old Pentax Spotmatic when he gave it, along with several lenses and filters, to me back in high school. I wish I could have brought it to Japan with me, but alas I couldn't.

As a result, I ended up picking up a K200D in May with a SMC Pentax DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL II and a SMC Pentax DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED for $498 on a clearance sale at the local mall's camera store. The salesman was so giddy a foreigner was buying something from him, that he gave me this relatively thick "Intro to Pentax K200D" guide for free as Japanese reading practice when I bought it.

Recently I've also purchased an adapter to use with my grandfather's old lenses, and have had my mother send my Soligor 28mm Wide-Auto lens to test it out. Oh man do I miss the split screen/microprism collar focus screen from the Spotmatic. It's so weird looking through the viewfinder and not seeing the split or the collar.

Yay for long, drawn out introductions fuel by sleep settling in!
Good night and よろしくお願いします!

10-19-2009, 08:10 AM   #2
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Welcome! Please post some images.
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Thank you. I hope to post some pictures soon.
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am looking forward to lots of your shots from Japan. We have another member here (Mike cash) who posts great stuff from there.

Welcome to the forums and we all look forward to your contributions!

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Thanks! I hope to get more photos up soon, though I'm still not that good at getting the shots I want. Always looks better in my head than it does in the viewfinder.
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Welcome to the forum chinotenshi.
With your new macro purchase we hope to see some of what you can do with it!
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Welcome to the forums, I have a few friends in the gifu area who are English teachers. I'm down in Fukuyama, Hiroshima.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ash Quote
Welcome to the forum chinotenshi.
With your new macro purchase we hope to see some of what you can do with it!
Thanks Ash! I hope to give it a good run through this weekend.

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Welcome to the forums, I have a few friends in the gifu area who are English teachers. I'm down in Fukuyama, Hiroshima.
Hey, small world!
Hiroshima, eh? My husband wants to travel down there one day to check out the Mazda Museum that's somewhere in Hiroshima.
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QuoteOriginally posted by chinotenshi Quote
Hey, small world!
Hiroshima, eh? My husband wants to travel down there one day to check out the Mazda Museum that's somewhere in Hiroshima.
Yeah, it's in Hiroshima City. I haven't been there but my wife went a few years ago on business.
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I've been to Hiroshima City once to see a friend. It's a nice city. I'd like to see more the prefecture though. We didn't get to travel very much outside of Hiroshima City and Setoda Island.
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