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12-26-2009, 02:06 PM   #1
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Greetings from a long-time Pentax owner & DSLR n00b.

My name is Bret. I've been shooting my trusty K1000 since it was gifted to me when I was 13. 11 years later, I just bought my first DSLR - a Pentax K20D.

I purchased the camera used (3,000 shutter actuations, mint body condition), and I'm slowly -- VERY slowly -- learning the ropes.

I have tons of questions right now, but I'll wait to post them until I've spent more time reading the manual and browsing old threads here on the forum.

In the meanwhile, is there any general advise for someone venturing into digital photography for the first time? Any other K20D users with helpful hints for getting started?

Thank you all!

12-26-2009, 10:22 PM   #3
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Thanks Ash!

Excellent resources, thank you so much!
12-26-2009, 10:26 PM   #4
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Just don't put the camera down. The more you shoot the more you will learn. Good luck with your digital transition.

Welcome to the forum.

12-27-2009, 02:41 PM   #5
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Welcome here Bret,
Shoot a lot, read a lot and enjoy your camera!
It help to show your pictures, so people can tell you how to improve them.
Have fun!

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