Finally have the courage XD


Anvh

Link Posted 30/10/2008 - 00:42
Well hello!
My name is Stefan, student in the first year of the study aeronautical engineer and proud Pentax owner since end December last year. Bought it because I was having a lot of fun making photos with a simple P&S cam but wanted more control. Had that thought a long time ago and have looked around for the best DSLR I could find, that was the *ist DS 4 years ago. Too bad I didn’t had the money for it so ended up with using the P&S for awhile. After Christmas I bought for myself the K10D finally and never regret it a moment.
The funny thing is I just know that my uncle has Pentax slr for ages, I knew he had one but didn’t knew the brand . So have used some of his lenses now.
The first lens I bought beside the kit lens was the DA 18-250 to replace the kit and have the extra reach. A half year or so ago I bought my first prime the D-FA 100 and just couldn’t believe how sharp that thing was so I’ve decided to get only primes from now on. Just bought the DA 40 ltd this month to shoot indoors and I’m loving it. Wanted to buy the DA* 55 also when it comes out but have been scared away of the prices I hear. It’s probable worth it though but still it’s a lot of money and the DA* 200 & 300 are tempting too.

I hope my story wasn’t boring
btw since I’m new here I hardly know you, so why don’t you introduce yourself also. It's a bit unfair that only the newbies need to introduce themself
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

hefty1

Link Posted 30/10/2008 - 01:24
Hello Stefan, welcome to the forum!

And well done for being the first to use this new section. Most people have introduced themselves in the past but those threads tended to get lost amid the others in the general photography / chat sections - which is why it'll be quite nice to have all these in one place.

I too came to Pentax via the K10D (although I had/have a Pentax Auto110 SLR that hasn't had a film through it in years). I've since added a Pentax MX so I can use (some of) my lenses on both film and digital. I also prefer primes to zooms but sometimes a zoom is more convenient when I'm in a hurry or just snapping quick record shots of something.

We've got a few Dutch members so you should feel quite at home.
Joining the Q

ttk

Link Posted 30/10/2008 - 08:09
Hi Stefan.
Tel,

Gwyn

Link Posted 30/10/2008 - 09:21
Hoi Stefan, welkom!
Glad you were brave enough to kick off this section!
Nice to meet you. I'm Gwyn, and although I have lived in Soest for nearly 25 years, I am British. I was recently given a K20D by my husband, after many happy with a Ds. He now uses the Ds, mostly as a glorified P&S it's true, but I'm working on him!

pschlute

Link Posted 30/10/2008 - 10:26
Hi Stefan and welcome.
Peter



My Flickr page

mikew

Link Posted 30/10/2008 - 10:38
Stefan

No wide angle prime then?

Get the 21 Ltd and let me know how you get on

Mike

Clarky

Link Posted 30/10/2008 - 11:39
Welcome Stefan This is a great forum, enjoy
Camera:|K-7|
Pentax Lenses:|DA12-24/f4 ED AL|DA35Ltd Macro|FA31Ltd|FA77Ltd|FA50/1.4|F70-210|FA20-35 f4/AL|A*200/f4 Macro ED|A50/1.7|A50 Macro f2.8|1.7xAF adapter|
Voigtlander|125/f2.5SL Macro APO Lanthar|
Sigma Lenses:|EX DG 100-300 f4|2X & 1.4X TC|
Flashes:|AF540FGZx2|RingFlash AF160FC|

Prieni

Link Posted 30/10/2008 - 11:45
Hi Stefan,

welcome to the forum. Another neighbour from the Netherlands.

Hope you will enjoy the forum.

Prieni
How inappropriate to call this planet earth when it is quite clearly Ocean. - Arthur C. Clarke
Prieni's PPG page

Anvh

Link Posted 30/10/2008 - 11:48
Thanks for the warm welcomes, I'm already feeling at home

hefty1 wrote:

I too came to Pentax via the K10D (although I had/have a Pentax Auto110 SLR that hasn't had a film through it in years). I've since added a Pentax MX so I can use (some of) my lenses on both film and digital. I also prefer primes to zooms but sometimes a zoom is more convenient when I'm in a hurry or just snapping quick record shots of something.

We've got a few Dutch members so you should feel quite at home.

Thanks Hefty I've also looked at a slr but I'm to cautious, to afraid to mess up a film so I'm staying with digital, it cost nothing if you press a button there

I might need a zoom very soon for a concert, I'll be able to get a press card so any suggestions? I've been thinking about the 50-135 but I'm not so sure if that's long enough
mikew wrote:
Stefan

No wide angle prime then?

Get the 21 Ltd and let me know how you get on

Mike

No sorry Mike the 40 ltd is wide enough for me but if you want to sponsor me to test the 21 ltd then I will do it
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

Mannesty

Link Posted 30/10/2008 - 12:05
Welcome to the forum Stefan. If you think you might like the DA* 55mm, why not try the FA 50mm 1:1.4, I'm certain that you will be very pleased with it. The FA50mm can be bought brand new for less than 200, much cheaper than the DA*55mm.
Peter E Smith

My flickr Photostream

mikew

Link Posted 30/10/2008 - 12:20
Anvh wrote:

No sorry Mike the 40 ltd is wide enough for me but if you want to sponsor me to test the 21 ltd then I will do it

I feel I should quote some famous (dead) photographer then you're not getting close enough - I find my 35mm too long and I'll let you know about the 21 when I get one Sponsor you indeed!

Mike

Mac

Link Posted 30/10/2008 - 12:26
Stefan,

Hello, welcome.

I've been using Pentax film SLR's for ever (1960's). Even though I made the digital move, like you, with a point & shoot (Pentax again) about 4 years ago, and recently a DSLR, I still run a roll of film through one of my old gems every so often. I find that it keeps me grounded and concentrating. I feel that "shoot & delete" with nothing to lose, detracts from actually planning a shot and investing something in it.

So, if you get the opportunity, there are many orphaned Pentax film SLRs out there at amazingly reasonable prices, and they often come with terriffic prime lenses - which you can use on your K10D.
Film won't be around forever, and I'd hate for you to pass up the experience.

Cheers, and happy clicking.
Mac from Montreal

SP, SPII, SPF, PZ-10, P30, SFX, K110D, istDS, Optio 60, Z-10, H90, RZ10, I-10, f3.5 28mm, f1.8 55mm, f1.4 50mm, f3.5 135mm, f2.5 135mm, f4 50mm Macro, f4.5 80-200 F, f4 35-70, f3.5 28-80, f3.5 35-135, f3.5 18-55, f1.8 31mm Ltd., two Auto 110's, Auto 110 lenses and filters, tubes, bellows, Manfrottos and a sore back.
Last Edited by Mac on 30/10/2008 - 12:29

Anvh

Link Posted 30/10/2008 - 12:44
Mannesty wrote:
Welcome to the forum Stefan. If you think you might like the DA* 55mm, why not try the FA 50mm 1:1.4, I'm certain that you will be very pleased with it. The FA50mm can be bought brand new for less than 200€, much cheaper than the DA*55mm.

Hi Mannesty,
Thanks I have looked for the FA50 1.4 and it's surely a sound offer. It's for the nice bokeh and the weathersealing I want the DA*55 and having a FA50 next to it, I will hardly use it it anymore so that's why th DA40 ltd. Poor students need to think ahead

mikew wrote:
Anvh wrote:

No sorry Mike the 40 ltd is wide enough for me but if you want to sponsor me to test the 21 ltd then I will do it

I feel I should quote some famous (dead) photographer then you're not getting close enough - I find my 35mm too long and I'll let you know about the 21 when I get one Sponsor you indeed!

Mike

Well my girl is in the States, so it comforts her that I don't go wider then 40mm but with a 35ltd macro you can get really close too
Yes be sure to let us know how the 21ltd is, it might be nice to have all the ltd lenses sometime
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

Clarky

Link Posted 30/10/2008 - 12:52
I love my 21mm, great lens.

DA 21mm (both uncropped)



DA 55-300 @ 55mm


Camera:|K-7|
Pentax Lenses:|DA12-24/f4 ED AL|DA35Ltd Macro|FA31Ltd|FA77Ltd|FA50/1.4|F70-210|FA20-35 f4/AL|A*200/f4 Macro ED|A50/1.7|A50 Macro f2.8|1.7xAF adapter|
Voigtlander|125/f2.5SL Macro APO Lanthar|
Sigma Lenses:|EX DG 100-300 f4|2X & 1.4X TC|
Flashes:|AF540FGZx2|RingFlash AF160FC|

Anvh

Link Posted 30/10/2008 - 12:54
Mac wrote:
Stefan,

Hello, welcome.

I've been using Pentax film SLR's for ever (1960's). Even though I made the digital move, like you, with a point & shoot (Pentax again) about 4 years ago, and recently a DSLR, I still run a roll of film through one of my old gems every so often. I find that it keeps me grounded and concentrating. I feel that "shoot & delete" with nothing to lose, detracts from actually planning a shot and investing something in it.

So, if you get the opportunity, there are many orphaned Pentax film SLRs out there at amazingly reasonable prices, and they often come with terriffic prime lenses - which you can use on your K10D.
Film won't be around forever, and I'd hate for you to pass up the experience.

Cheers, and happy clicking.

Hi Mac, thank you for your warm welcome!
Have had the idea to get a slr maybe because they are so cheap but I think I would be too cautious and end up regreting later that I didn't pressed the shutter more often, that's why I like digital. you can always delete the shots that arent right and I'm less afraid to experiment because of that. I might borrow the camera from my uncle and use some black and white film to have some fun, if I get more confident
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ
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