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microlight2010
Posted 03/11/2010 - 12:30 Link
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
Posted 03/11/2010 - 12:56 Link
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
Posted 03/11/2010 - 18:20 Link
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
Posted 03/11/2010 - 18:39 Link
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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
Posted 03/11/2010 - 18:50 Link



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
Posted 03/11/2010 - 21:52 Link
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)


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StephenLewis
Posted 04/11/2010 - 07:53 Link
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
Posted 04/11/2010 - 07:54 Link
G'day and welcome.
tomkeet
Posted 04/11/2010 - 19:18 Link
Hi and welcome to the Forum.
Regards
Tom

K-1ii,K-3iii's.
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,
SMC PENTAX-FA* 1:4 600mm IF & ED,
HD PENTAX -DA 1.4x AW AF REAR CONVERTER,
PENTAX AF160FC Auto Macro Ring Flash.

https://pentaxphotogallery.com/artist-gallery/?artist_id=20168301
darlene
Posted 14/11/2010 - 02:41 Link
Hi and welcome to the forum.
JudithAnn
Posted 14/11/2010 - 04:56 Link
Welcome to the forum...enjoy!
K10D
Posted 14/11/2010 - 05:36 Link
Most welcome.

Best regards
Inspiration is rarer than a plate glass camera.....
JudithAnn
Posted 28/11/2010 - 16:44 Link
Hi, welcome and enjoy the forum!

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