Greetings from Sussex!


microlight2010

Link Posted 03/11/2010 - 12:30
Hello all.

Just joined the forum, and look forward to very informative feedback!

My first Pentax was a KM/55mm f2, which was stolen in around 1976. I replaced it with a MX which I used for 25 years, until my wife bought me my first sub-1mpixel digital! Then used a *ist DS until earlier this year when I got a X90 bridge camera for routine picture-taking.

I was introduced to Pentax at school in the mid-60s where my biology teacher also taught photography using a Spotmatic, and b/w developing/printing, which I continued to do up to the early 90s.

So now I've decided to collect Pentax cameras up to where I bought my MX, and so far have got a late model S1a, SP500, ES, SPF in screw-thread, and a black ME in addition to my winder-driven chrome MX in K mount. Next target is a 50s Pentax, maybe a K or H2, plus a KM to replace the one stolen. I imagine that original APs from 1957 are pretty hard to come by these days!

Cheers,
Martyn
K-3II - HD DA20-40 Limited, HD DA55-300PLM, SMC DA10-17 Fishy, AF201FG Flashy

fatspider

Link Posted 03/11/2010 - 12:56
Welcome to the forum Martyn

But may I offer a friendly warning, being a member of this forum can seriously damage your pocket, the forum is infected with the deadly LBA virus, collectors of Pentax equipment are considered a high risk factor.


My Names Alan, and I'm a lensaholic.
My PPG link
My Flckr link

TOZZA27

Link Posted 03/11/2010 - 18:20
Hi Martyn

you are very welcome here - I too have a few in my collection but they do appear on ebay sometimes at the right price.

LBA is catching and can only be cured by complete and utter destitution ( or a very small pension ! )

Tony
K20D,*istD ( now a dedicated M42 digital ),K100D,MZ5N,P50,ME Super,Spotmatic 1000,Spotmatic,ESII,ES,H2.18-55 II,18-55,75-300 FAJ,35-80 FA,80-200 F,28-105 FA,Sigma 24-70 AF Aspherical,Sigma 28-300 Hyperzoom , Praotor II 500 M42,Centon 500mm mirror,and a few Pentax M42 Taks,super-Taks,smc Taks,A and M lenses.Benbo trekker,7dayshop monopod and a Lowepro rucksack.

I am now on Flickr which is nice !

fatspider

Link Posted 03/11/2010 - 18:39
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LBA is catching and can only be cured by complete and utter destitution

I just had a mental picture of a huge grey cat pouncing on and old lady and mugging her for the few coppers in her purse

Sorry Martyn, you wont get that just yet
My Names Alan, and I'm a lensaholic.
My PPG link
My Flckr link

TOZZA27

Link Posted 03/11/2010 - 18:50
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I tried that Alan - she battered me over the head with a cheap Russian 500mm telephoto lens that she was fiddling with as a walking stick !!!!
K20D,*istD ( now a dedicated M42 digital ),K100D,MZ5N,P50,ME Super,Spotmatic 1000,Spotmatic,ESII,ES,H2.18-55 II,18-55,75-300 FAJ,35-80 FA,80-200 F,28-105 FA,Sigma 24-70 AF Aspherical,Sigma 28-300 Hyperzoom , Praotor II 500 M42,Centon 500mm mirror,and a few Pentax M42 Taks,super-Taks,smc Taks,A and M lenses.Benbo trekker,7dayshop monopod and a Lowepro rucksack.

I am now on Flickr which is nice !

CoDa

Link Posted 03/11/2010 - 21:52
Hi, and welcome to the forum.
Colin

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



StephenLewis

Link Posted 04/11/2010 - 07:53
Hi Martyn and welcome to the forum.

Cheers,

Stephen
I gladly welcome C & C's. Being foggy minded they really help me learn.

i-Berg

Link Posted 04/11/2010 - 07:54
G'day and welcome.
http://www.pbase.com/iberg

tomkeet

Link Posted 04/11/2010 - 19:18
Hi and welcome to the Forum.
Regards
Tom

K-3's, K-3II.
Sigma 10-20mm f3.5 DC HSM EX, Pentax SMC FA 35mm F2 AL, Pentax DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL [IF] SDM, Pentax SMC DFA 100mm f2.8 WR Macro,
Pentax DA* 300mm F4 ED [IF] SDM, HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 ED DC AW, Pentax DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW.
Pentax HD PENTAX-DA AF Rear Converter 1.4X AW .
Pentax AF160FC Auto Macro Ring Flash.

https://pentaxphotogallery.com/artist-gallery/?artist_id=20168301

darlene

Link Posted 14/11/2010 - 02:41
Hi and welcome to the forum.

JudithAnn

Link Posted 14/11/2010 - 04:56
Welcome to the forum...enjoy!
https://www.jastandringphotos.com

K10D

Link Posted 14/11/2010 - 05:36
Most welcome.

Best regards
cameradextrous _ Motorcycles etc. link

JudithAnn

Link Posted 28/11/2010 - 16:44
Hi, welcome and enjoy the forum!
https://www.jastandringphotos.com
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