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02-22-2010, 10:32 AM   #1
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Hello Pentaxians
I just picked up a K-7 on the Amazon sale today. Many enthusiastic people and loads of useful information here. I know I'll learn much from you all, and I'm very exited about the K-7, looks like a wonderful camera. I love to travel and it should serve me well on my upcoming trip to Asia.

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Good luck!

BTW, Did you move up from any existing Pentax equipment?
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My first Pentax.
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Hey drifter,

No doubt the K7 will serve you very well on your trip. More importantly have you sorted what lenses you will take for the trip?

Welcome.

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Hi fractal,

Not yet. I picked up a DA 16-45mm and I would like to get another smaller, faster lens.
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I picked up a DA 16-45mm and I would like to get another smaller, faster lens.
Yep, that's a good start right there.
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I picked up a Voigtlander 2/40mm SLII. Hopefully the manual focus won't be too much for me.
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The K-7 is going to be so much fun for your trip! Have fun with it!

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Thanks kxuser.
I like the your website+photos, good work!
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QuoteOriginally posted by drifter Quote
Hello Pentaxians
I just picked up a K-7 on the Amazon sale today. Many enthusiastic people and loads of useful information here. I know I'll learn much from you all, and I'm very exited about the K-7, looks like a wonderful camera. I love to travel and it should serve me well on my upcoming trip to Asia.
Welcome! and congrats on the equip acquisition!

Tip for you upcoming trip to Asia, DO NOT let the camera out of your sight... or the bag that holds it... In December of 2009 (last year), I went to China and I was vigilant until the last 5 days of the trip (out of 21 days). In a McDonalds in Shanghai, I put my lowepro bag down next to my leg and was eating, I turn to my g/f for about 2 mins and then when I turned to get up, my bag was gone. Camera, three lens, flash, cell phone, and about 3/4 of the pictures that I did not back up to my external HD :-(. I hope you have fun there, it's a once in a lifetime trip! Just wish I still had the pics and cell phone at least.
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oh :(

Ah, I'm sorry theperception2008! At least you have a good sense of humor about it - shanghaied in Shanghai

Thank you for sharing your story. I will be extra cautious. My camera is probably going to be in a belt pouch that I will never take off except in hotel rooms.

I'm going to Taiwan and Singapore.
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