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04-28-2010, 04:12 AM   #1
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Hello, from Sydney

Just stumbled on this site whilst chasing info Spotmatics, I have only just discovered photography. I have always taken pictures, but now I think about it all the time and guessing suitable appeture and shutter speeds for the current lighting wherever I am.

My father was always carrying one, or two cameras and tripod everywhere. He usually had one loaded with colour slide film and the other a low ISO colour print. Finally I have followed in his footsteps, and he has been loving showing me some of his photography mainly from the 60's and 70's.

I bought a Nikon D40X a few years ago for a trip to europe and that planted the seed and recently purchased a Spotmatic SPII and love it! It has made me much more aware of appeture and shutter speeds having to do it all manually, and have noticed my photos taken with the 'cough' Nikon have improved since owning the legendery Pentax.

Hopefully people on here still shoot in film and I can pick your brains and learn as I haven't had a proper look around this great forum yet.

Regards, Ben

04-28-2010, 04:39 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Ben, and to the world of film photography!
Hope you enjoy your time with us.
Have a look through our film subforum for more insight on the legendary Spotmatic.
All the best.
04-28-2010, 07:18 AM   #3
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A fellow Sydnean, welcome and a newbie Pentax user, how cool??????
Hope you enjoy the site, there's heaps here, just keep delving and digging.

Check ya later
04-28-2010, 10:00 AM   #4
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Welcome, Ben!

I have 4 Spotties that I haven't touched in 2 years--and the meter even works in one of them.

That's the beauty of the Pentax DSLRs--you can use ALL Pentax lenses ever made, and all M42 lenses, with the adapter.

04-29-2010, 05:02 AM   #5
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G'day Sydneysider. There are plenty of people here shooting film.

Welcome to PF Ben.
04-29-2010, 03:11 PM   #6
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Thanks for the welcome guys, love the forum. So much info, I think you all have convinced me to buy a Pentax DSLR when it is time for an update.

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