... another "newbie"...


Link Posted 08/01/2010 - 08:19

I figure I ought to introduce myself....

I'm originally from the UK but haven't lived there for nigh on 16 years. I live and work in Finland with my family; my trusty K10D is hopefully being replaced shortly by a K7.

I'm findable on various forums on the 'net, mainly to do with audio or my car (an Audi A2). For work I write technical English. I had my first photobook published in November 09 for one of the A2 forums.

Enough personal stuff...

Kitbag: Stealth reporter 650 or Fastpack200; K10D+grip, 28-70/f4, D-FA50/f2.8, SMC-A24/2.8, 50-200, 18-55, M-135/f3.5, M-85/f2, Tamron 10-24, 2xEF500 supers + cactus v4 triggers. 190XB +804 RC2, 322B bracket, arm + superclamp. Homemade remote. Various Sandisk Extreme III SDs.

Looking forward to contributing.

My stuff right now is on 23hq, though I fear I'm going to have to move (back) to flickr for more exposure - *sigh*.

my pics: link
my kit: K3, K5, K-01, DA 18-55, D-FA50 macro, Siggy 30/1.4, 100-300/f4, 70-200/2.8, Samsung 12-24/f4, Tamron 17-50, and lots of other bits.


Link Posted 08/01/2010 - 08:29
Welcome Bret

That sounds an interesting job you have.

Bodies: K20D (2), K10D, Super A, ME Super, Auto 110 SLR, X70, Optio P70
Pentax Glass: DA* 300, DA* 60-250, DA* 50-135, DA* 16-50, DA 70 Ltd, FA 31 Ltd, DA 35 Ltd, DA 18-55 (2), DA 12-24, DA 10-17, M 200, A 35-70, M 40, M 28, Converter-A 2X-S, 1.4X-S, AF 1.7, Pentax-110 50, Pentax-110 24
Other Glass: Sigma 105 macro, Sigma-A APO 75-300
Flash: Metz 58 AF-1 P, Pentax AF160FC ringflash, Pentax AF280T


Link Posted 08/01/2010 - 08:31
Welcome to the forum/group.



Link Posted 08/01/2010 - 09:28
Welcome to the Forum Bret.

SMC PENTAX-DA FISH-EYE 1:3.5-4.5 10-17mm ED [IF], SMC PENTAX-DA* 1:2.8 16-50mm ED AL [IF] SDM,
SMC PENTAX-DA 1:4 15mm ED AL Limited, SMC PENTAX-DA 1:3.2 21mm AL Limited,
SMC PENTAX-F 1:2.8 28mm, SMC PENTAX-FA 1:2 35mm AL,
SMC PENTAX-FA 1:1.4 50mm, SMC PENTAX-DA 1:2.4 70mm Limited,
SMC PENTAX-D FA MACRO 1:2.8 100mm WR, SMC PENTAX-DA* 1:4 300mm ED [IF] SDM,
HD PENTAX-DA 1:5.6 560mm ED AW,
PENTAX AF160FC Auto Macro Ring Flash.



Link Posted 08/01/2010 - 09:38
Welcome to the forum Bret
Regards Huw



Link Posted 08/01/2010 - 10:27
Hi and Welcome to the Forum
Too Old To Die Young



Link Posted 08/01/2010 - 14:32
Hi Bret

Welcome to the forum.



Link Posted 08/01/2010 - 14:55
Welcome Bret!! Looking forward to some car photos. Also would like to pick your brain about the 10-24 and how you find it but that's another thread.

Finally, no offense to you Brett but I completely disagree with Hyram, your job doesn't sound interesting at all (You write instruction manuals and stuff like that - is that right?)
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27”, Macbook Pro 17”, iPad, iPhone 3G
Flickr • Fluidr • PPG • Street • Portfolio site
Feel free to edit any of my posted photos! If I post a photo for critique, I want brutal honesty. If you don't like it, please say so and tell me why!
Last Edited by thoughton on 08/01/2010 - 14:57


Link Posted 08/01/2010 - 14:56
Hi Bret,
Welcome to the forum, I see that you are in Lahti or Helsinki.

I have been to Lahti (work ), and the area is great for photographs.


“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”
Edmund Burke (1729 – 1797)


Link Posted 08/01/2010 - 15:03
thanks for all the welcomes!
Yes, it's tech writing, but... there are interesting things and not-so interesting things, as with all jobs. It pays the bills....

Lahti is OK, Helsinki is pretty cool, but up north is slightly more photogenic if you ask me. Big country, no-one here

my pics: link
my kit: K3, K5, K-01, DA 18-55, D-FA50 macro, Siggy 30/1.4, 100-300/f4, 70-200/2.8, Samsung 12-24/f4, Tamron 17-50, and lots of other bits.


Link Posted 08/01/2010 - 17:08
Hallo Brett! WELCOME!!
2x K10D bodies, 2x FA 28-200 3.8-5.6, DA 18-55, A 50 F2, 50mm Macro, 360 FGZ. Still saving for the 60-250 DA* Also have a Z10 35mm and a K1000 just for fun. IF PENTAX IS THE ANSWER, WHO CARES WHAT THE QUESTION IS...!


Link Posted 08/01/2010 - 18:23

Welcome to the forum.
Best regards
Richard Day

Profile - link - (click on About for equipment profile) - My Flickr site - link


Link Posted 12/01/2010 - 05:06
Hi and welcome to the forum!
Pentax K10D, *istDS
Pentax 18-55mm,50-200mm,Macro 100mm
Takumar-A 28-80mm, Sigma 170-500mm, Soligor Teleconverter x2

Finally!! Sigma 10-20mm

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.



Link Posted 12/01/2010 - 12:15
Welcome Bret. You have posted some great stuff on 23hq.

Cheers - JD

"Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter."
-Ansel Adams


Link Posted 12/01/2010 - 12:28
Hello Bret and welcome to the forum.
The older I get the faster I was.
K-3 II, K10D, DA16-85, DA*50-135, DA12-24, DA18-55, DA 50, Sigma EX DG 70mm Macro, Sigma 70-300mm, Sigma DG 120-400mm APO HSM.
Metz 58 AF-1.

My Flickr link
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