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01-14-2010, 10:52 AM   #1
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Hello from Houston

I am a long time Pentax fan and owner. I used to belong to the Pentax Owners Club ( POC) and still have some of the Pentax Life magazines.

My 1st venture into the Pentax world, after years of "toy" cameras was with a brand new Auto 100 set. I bought the basic set with the aluminum case and lenes, and then bought the remaining lenses and filters to have everything offered for the Auto 110. I had submitted pictures for the Pentax Life mags but never got printed.

When the P3 came out,some years later, I traded the Auto 110 system for a new P3 and a 50mm lens.

I had that for about 5 years and saw a EX+ Super Program with power winder, a Pentax 28-80 zoom, a Pentax ----ooooops --just looked and it's a Tokina 75-300 zoom and Pentax flash unit--that I just HAD to have, and I traded the P3 setup for that. With the Super Program, I submitted some of my personal car pics to a small car specific national magazine and had them published, with a story on MY car !!!!!

After some years I gradually got into other hobbies and forgot about "good " photography, only using some small point and shoot cameras ( still have a IQ zoom 70).

I have the "itch" to take some good photos again.

I have used some of the "K" film makers point and shoot, digital cameras for a few years but since I still have the Pentax equipment and lenes, I want to upgrade the Super Program to a DSLR camera.( which can use my old stuff-- I won't have to buy extra lenses.)

I plan on getting a used K100D Super, soon and hope to be back shooting better pictures.

Thanks for listening to the "newbie".


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01-14-2010, 11:05 AM   #2
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Hi welcome here,
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dimeman Quote
I still have the Pentax equipment and lenes, I want to upgrade the Super Program to a DSLR camera.( which can use my old stuff-- I won't have to buy extra lenses.)

I plan on getting a used K100D Super, soon and hope to be back shooting better pictures.
Sounds like a good idea to me
01-14-2010, 11:38 AM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dimeman Quote
I want to upgrade the Super Program to a DSLR camera.( which can use my old stuff-- I won't have to buy extra lenses.)

I plan on getting a used K100D Super, soon and hope to be back shooting better pictures.

Thanks for listening to the "newbie".
Nice part about it. Any lens ever made by Pentax can be used on its current line of DSLR's.

I am a Houstonian as well. Unfortunately, transplanted to Georgia about 15 years ago.
01-14-2010, 11:44 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum.
You'll enjoy the K100DS - it's a well-recognised camera with all you need to get started and develop your skills.
Have fun and look forward to your contributions.

01-14-2010, 12:55 PM   #5
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Thanks for the welcomes, and I hope to get my K100D Super soon and get some pics posted.


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Hello and welcome......what part of Houston are you residing?
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Hello and welcome......what part of Houston are you residing?
Less than a mile from the 610/290 exchange.
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Less than a mile from the 610/290 exchange.
I am at 290 and Barker Cypress....You aint that far away.....
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Houston!

Hello Houston!

I just moved here from California and I miss my California pentax friends already. Anyone here in Houston willing to do photo walks/meet-ups? I am currently running the K-3 silver edition and a few lenses.
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Bonjour from France and welcome to PF, Dimeman ... Hope to see some images soon! Salut, J
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Hello Houston!

I just moved here from California and I miss my California pentax friends already. Anyone here in Houston willing to do photo walks/meet-ups? I am currently running the K-3 silver edition and a few lenses.
Just up the road in Conroe. Unfortunately, I am out of the country so much I know the rest of the world better than Houston.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dimeman Quote
Pentax Owners Club ( POC) and still have some of the Pentax Life magazines
Welcome to the forum, at least we know who to question on the "old stuff" now.
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