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03-27-2012, 04:06 AM   #1
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Pentax K1000

My earliest memories of photography were picking up my first Pentax K1000 in 1980 and feeling that unbelieveable robust piece of equipment in my hands. I went through most of my adult life owning and using many great cameras. Nikon, Minolta, Rolleiflex and then taking the plunge to go digital. That proved to be fatal for my picture taking and I soon lost interest in photography completely.

After watching the fabulous landscape photographer Charlie Waite in television recently he inspired me and today I placed an order for a mint Pentax K1000 with standard 50mm f1.7 lens. I am really excited about taking pictures again!

I'll let you know how this rebirth progresses!

03-27-2012, 10:47 AM   #2
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Yay you! Welcome to the forum too.
Hope you will enjoy your "new" camera.
Check out this great post if you haven't seen it already.
03-27-2012, 11:17 AM   #3
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Agreed! Digital killed photography for me years ago. Then after I retired I got my LX repaired, then my favorite Leica, and that got me started again. Then Leica came out with the M9, which blew my budget but let me enjoy real photography with the convenience of digital. But most of my shooting is film, and Pentax cameras from the Asahiflex to the LX keep finding their way to the house...

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