Back from the dead... Have I missed much?


Link Posted 23/11/2013 - 12:03
Just been released from hospital this morning after being involved in quite a bad accident on the 8th of this month in which I ended up in a drug induced coma....

I take it I haven't missed much, no full frame Pentax,

Anyway I am back of sorts and on the look out for new kit, as quite a bit of my kit was not as lucky as I was

But for your info the one thing that did survive was my Q, which will now be with me until the end, talk about one tough little camera.


Link Posted 23/11/2013 - 12:13
Welcome back from the dead. Hope to hear a ripping yarn sometime soon.

Ricoh have sold Pentax to Microsoft and you can only rent your camera now.

Sometimes I'm serious and sometimes not, but I consider sarcasm an artform. Which is it today?


Link Posted 23/11/2013 - 12:18
Welcome back Matt!

Sounds really bad . Glad you are on the mend.

A shame about your kit but hopefully the insurance will give you the chance for some exciting new choices.


Link Posted 23/11/2013 - 12:52
WOW - that does not sound to have been a pleasant experience in more than one way.

Glad to hear you are 'back of sorts'

Get well soon and enjoy the fun of researching your replacement kit
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs


Link Posted 23/11/2013 - 13:07
Glad to know that you've mended well.

Gravelrash wrote:
Ricoh have sold Pentax to Microsoft and you can only rent your camera now.

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Link Posted 23/11/2013 - 13:22
Damn, sorry to hear about the accident, but you posting here and being back is most welcoming news! Here's to a speedy full recovery!

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Link Posted 23/11/2013 - 13:59
Gosh good to see your post - wishing you a swift recovery too!

(and no… no full frame Pentax)

Mat W

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Link Posted 23/11/2013 - 17:41
Welcome back, hope you are soon 100% again.
Best regards, John


Link Posted 23/11/2013 - 17:45
Welcome back. I do hope you make a full recovery soon.
Best wishes,


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Link Posted 23/11/2013 - 18:23
Welcome back, hope you have made a full recovery.

"I'm here because the whiskey is free" - Tyla

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Link Posted 23/11/2013 - 19:28
Sounds like a close call - glad to hear you're ok/ on the mend


Link Posted 23/11/2013 - 20:23
Welcome back

Hope everything mends as well as you hope etc
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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Link Posted 23/11/2013 - 20:28
Good news on the camera, wish a speedy recovery for you
Pint o' rough & a game o' darts anyone


Link Posted 23/11/2013 - 20:33
FF is coming and has been confirmed on
I hope you have a complete and full recovery.
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"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans" (John Lennon)
Last Edited by SteveEveritt on 23/11/2013 - 20:34


Link Posted 23/11/2013 - 21:34
Good to have you back too Matt, seems the 8th was a bad day for both of us
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