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01-14-2010, 11:50 PM   #1
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Hello from Vancouver

Hello, I've been shooting off and on for the past thirty years or so (though mostly off for the past ten). As my nym says I've owned and shot Canon FD, last one being the T90. I have also dabbled with medium format (Kowa Six, Y24TL), and large format (Linhof Tech III). I suppose I am still just a wee bit peeved that FD and EF don't mix.:ugh:

Anyways, Ive recently acquired a Pentax K10D and serendipitously discovered that the lens from the bygone era of manual focus fit and work perfectly without any complicated workarounds (shows how long I've been out of touch). Well, say no more! Finally, the time has come to dig out the Canons, the Linhofs and the Schneiders that's been hiding in the corners, give'em a spit n' shine and turf'em out the door (that's the plan anyways)! And, make way for the Pentax K-m's and K-a's!

I've been poring over the forum for the past few days looking to map my next purchases and to glean some hints on how get the most out of the K10D, which will be my DSLR of choice at least until the K-7 or K20D are remodeled.

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01-15-2010, 12:43 AM   #2
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welcome aboard, excanonfd. I'm sure you'll love your K10D - I know I do!

I'm mainly a film shooter, and I shoot the K10D much like a film cam in M mode and with MF lenses. If you want to use old lenses be sure to get a split-screen focus groundglass and learn the ways of the green button.

We'll look forward to your contributions!
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Welcome to the forum, hope you enjoy your stay with us.
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Welcome here and glad to have you on board.
Enjoy the forum and your K10D.

01-15-2010, 02:27 AM   #5
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Thanks all for your kind words. I am sure I will enjoy my K10D. I'll have to browse through the technical forums on acquiring a split prism focus screen.
01-15-2010, 03:18 AM   #6
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Welcome to this forum,
I hope you will enjoy it!
Have fun shooting with the K10d.

As hostess of the picture of the week # 96 this week, I want to tell you please feel free to post something here you shot this week or last week!
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Excanonfd, welcome to these forums!
Have fun with your K10, have fun at these forums,
and have fun dusting off your old equipment and
getting rid of it! Hope to see your contributions

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