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12-29-2009, 05:16 PM   #1
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Hi from Indiana

I am new to digital photography, and also to pentax. I was very enthusiastic amateur30 years ago with a Canon AE-1. I have fooled around a bit with a Sony Mavica 300cd I found in a closet and a discarded HP-R707 from one of my daughters. These took photos of reasonable quality but I really missed the viewfinder.

I recently purchased a used K200d and am awaiting delivery. I am planning to concentrate on landscapes and wildlife since I live in a rural country setting.
I will have an 18-55 kit lens to start with but will carefully add as the budget allows.
I appreciate this forum's lens reviews, it will be very helpful to a novice like me.

For me the weather sealing, build quality and old lens capability were the criteria that helped me choose the k200d. I also had good experiences with old pentax glass in 35mm.
I am eager to fill an sd card!


12-29-2009, 07:06 PM   #2
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Good choice of camera and make sure some form of 'lens buying addiction' does not get a hold on you.

Glad to have you with us. Welcome.
12-29-2009, 09:18 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum.
A fine camera you've ordered.
Get yourself a reliable SD card for the job - although it doesn't have to be one of those fast Class 6 or 10 cards - class 4 should do just fine for you.
12-29-2009, 09:27 PM   #4
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The learning curve continues! Could you enlighten me about how to know the difference between class 4, 6 etc sd cards?
What besides upload speed and capacity is affected?

Thanks for the input!

12-30-2009, 02:55 AM   #5
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Hi welcome here!
Hope you will enjoy the forum and your K200d.
12-30-2009, 09:35 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forum! Always good to see another from Indiana on the board.
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Welcome from another Hoosier.
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Welcome from yet another Hoosier (Bloomington). I'm a newbie to this forum also but I'm learned A LOT so far. Happy shooting!


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