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04-02-2021, 09:22 PM - 9 Likes   #6916
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Path to the Cathedral
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04-03-2021, 06:04 AM   #6917
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QuoteOriginally posted by Eye.n.Eye Quote
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Thats an interesting image! Where is it located?
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Just noticed this thread and thought I'd share my memory of the K10D. It was my first DSLR (after some P&S). I'd received a Christmas bonus from my employer that was "almost" enough to purchase the body. My film SLR was a Pentax MZ-7 so I figured I was saving money by being able to continue using my old lens. (Little did I realize how expensive it would become when I also realized my old FA 28-80 kit lens was a piece of %#$$.)

About the same time, I made the decision to leave that good job in the private sector and invest the 2nd half of my working career in the non-profit charitable sector. The pay cut was voluntary but substantial and I began dabbling in stock photography to help cushion the landing. I achieved some moderate success that enabled me to begin investing in better lenses and upgrade to the K20D, K-7, and my current K-5 with the profits. Income from stock photography turned the corner as the market became oversupplied and when the K-3 and K-1 were introduced I simply couldn't justify the investment to upgrade from a business perspective.

With the introduction of the K-3iii, I'm planning to buy it not because it will pay for itself but simply to for the considerable upgrade it will provide after almost 10 years. While my income is still less than it was 14 years ago, I don't regret the decision to move to the non-profit sector and for a while, that income from stock photography that was initially made possible by the K10D was important to help keep the books balanced. Even though I sold it used to help pay for the K20D, I owe that original K10D a debt of gratitude.

So here's one of my earlier shots from May 2008 with the K10D with that crappy old FA28-80 kit lens. It was never a particularly big seller but the K10D handled the situation pretty well.
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04-03-2021, 01:46 PM - 2 Likes   #6919
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QuoteOriginally posted by SimplyCreativePhotography Quote
So here's one of my earlier shots from May 2008 with the K10D with that crappy old FA28-80 kit lens. It was never a particularly big seller but the K10D handled the situation pretty well.
Nice work. If you look back a few pages of this thread, member @subsea managed to get some beautiful images with his FA28-80. Being a "kit lens", there's probably a bit of sample variation at play here. Welcome to the Club!

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QuoteOriginally posted by brewmaster15 Quote
That's an interesting image! Where is it located?
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It is on the south coast of New South Wales: Cathedral Rocks - Kiama Downs ? It's Worth a Shot
Cathedral Rocks - Destination Kiama
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Thanks for the info, Ray - looks like an amazing place. I'll have to swing by next time I'm in the neighborhood.
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QuoteOriginally posted by paulh Quote
Thanks for the info, Ray - looks like an amazing place. I'll have to swing by next time I'm in the neighborhood.
This one is nearby and is more dramatic and photogenic in my opinion: Bombo Headland | NSW Holidays & Accommodation, Things to Do, Attractions and Events
Bombo Headland - Destination Kiama

I have never been to Cathedral Rocks but I have been to Bombo a couple of times a long way back. If there are large swells running it can be quite dangerous.
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Thanks for the info Ray. I would love to visit one day.

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QuoteOriginally posted by paulh Quote
Thanks for the info, Ray - looks like an amazing place. I'll have to swing by next time I'm in the neighborhood.
QuoteOriginally posted by brewmaster15 Quote
Thanks for the info Ray. I would love to visit one day.

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Here's an opportunity. You could both come together.
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I spent Saturday visiting my mum and helping her in the garden plot - removing brambles (thank God for thick gloves!), some nasty polyurethane foam the previous tenant left behind, and digging a spot for a small greenhouse. She's happy to have a little spot of nature, especially during these times.

A bluetit in said garden, keeping its eye on me

And there was a sheep pen nearby, with a bunch of small lambs, which have survived easter so far. They kept running and frolicking around and I was very happy to have brought an autofocus lens with me. Again, more images of the lively bunch on my Flickr.

In other news: I'm keeping my eye on a few more high-quality supertele lenses, an Osawa 400mm F/5.6 which I could get for 85€, or Pentacon 300mm/F4 / 500mm/F5.6 auctions, I've read good things about those old, fast telephoto lenses.
After having expanded my range with cheap but decent vintage glass, I've decided that my next step is to save up for something with better quality, where it makes sense.
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A tuberous begonia in the last of the afternoon sun. Pentax K10d & SMC FA 35mm f2


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Gov. here ordered closed fishing season to be openned earlyby a few weeks here. Naturally everyone was fishing... saw alot of trees being landed expertly.

oops!!

K10d with sigma 120-400

beautiful river otherwise...

southford falls

K10D X Pentax FA 28
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QuoteOriginally posted by rjbrett Quote
A tuberous begonia in the last of the afternoon sun. Pentax K10d & SMC FA 35mm f2


Beautifully presented image, Richard.
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QuoteOriginally posted by brewmaster15 Quote
Gov. here ordered closed fishing season to be openned earlyby a few weeks here. Naturally everyone was fishing... saw alot of trees being landed expertly.

oops!!

K10d with sigma 120-400

beautiful river otherwise...

southford falls

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Yes , that’s how I fish , too .
Up in the trees like that ........
I’m at least good at THAT ...
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