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01-18-2010, 05:37 PM   #1
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Daunted but excited with new Pentax

Hello everyone
Just joined this forum after many visits. I have finally taken the jump and upgraded from film MZ5 to the K7. I will receive it on the weekend and am a bit daunted (learning all about digital) but at the same time excited with the prospect of the new camera.
I look forward to meeting you on the forum.
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01-18-2010, 06:30 PM   #2
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Don't worry! Be cool!

You needn't know everything to do something!


Have fun & ask.

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Welcome to the forum Alison.
Another Aussie! (Yay!)
You'll be fine with your new K-7.
Read the manual, start with the basics you know (camera modes, aperture, ISO and shutter speed settings), get to know the histogram and basic post-production techniques and work your way up.

For more info, check these articles out:
http://www.myacrobatpdf.com/8128/introduction-to-digital-photography.html
http://www.k10dbook.com/k7.pdf from Yvon Bourque's website offering the K-7 book of knowledge

Enjoy shooting with that fine piece of engineering.
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Hi Ash
Thank you for your welcome, words of encouragement and articles most appreciated.

It will be a very steep learning curve as I start a 3 mth O/S trip mid May and unfortunately the small zoom DA*16-50 F2.8 I have ordered isn't available until April.

Alison

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G'day Alison and have fun with your K7.

Welcome to the forums.
01-19-2010, 01:57 AM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by Alibaba Quote
Hi Ash
Thank you for your welcome, words of encouragement and articles most appreciated.

It will be a very steep learning curve as I start a 3 mth O/S trip mid May and unfortunately the small zoom DA*16-50 F2.8 I have ordered isn't available until April.

Alison
You may consider buying from B&H (B&H Photo Video | Digital Cameras, Camcorders) as their prices are best (even with shipping to Australia) and they ship within 3 business days (no bull).
Your only concern may be warranty as I'm not sure B&H will honour anything other than their 15 day guarantee for defective gear. (A bummer being an overseas customer).

All the best for preparing for the overseas trip.
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Hi Alison,

Welcome to this forum,
I hope you will enjoy it!
The K-7 is a very nice camera, I am sure you will enjoy it
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Hi Alison, welcome to these forums, enjoy them! And have fun with your new camera, don't get robbed (there are over 40 robbers over here!!)

In case you want to show us your daily stuff: please feel welcome to contribute to the Picture of the Week, which I happen to host this week...

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