Greetings from the North....


Link Posted 19/02/2010 - 17:36
I've been stalking this forum for some time now and found the topics interesting and finally decisive in helping me with my choice of dslr.
Last year I purchased an Epson V750 scanner to start scanning the thousands of negatives /slides that I had taken in the 70's/80's and this little project (ongoing by the way) re-ignited my interest in photography. Having previously used an Olympus OM-10 and Penatx SF-7 I decided to start afresh with a new camera and after many hours of looking over reviews etc, I took the plunge and purchased a K-7 with both kit lenses.
So far very pleased with my purchase although taking time to get to grips with everything. Took some advice and ditched the manual for a copy of the excellent Magic Lantern guide, so I am now trying to re-learn the art of photography with a camera which I bought to grow in to..
I've got a full time job so this is purely an indulgent hobby but I hope to learn from this forum and maybe one day will get some photos on the forum


Link Posted 19/02/2010 - 18:19
K7 you lucky man! No excuses for not producing eyewatering photos!

Welcome to the forum: you won't regret joining. I've learnt so much already! (And not just about photography.)

"indulgent" K7 and two lenses? Surely not!

Best wishes,

Best wishes,


"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website:


Link Posted 19/02/2010 - 18:23
Welcome to the forum Steve, nice camera you have there
Regards Huw



Link Posted 19/02/2010 - 18:31
Hi Stave and Welcome to the Forum.
Too Old To Die Young


Link Posted 19/02/2010 - 19:17
Hello and welcome Steve.
My piccies.


Link Posted 19/02/2010 - 20:45
Hi and welcome to the forum

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

Father Ted

Link Posted 19/02/2010 - 21:33
Welcome to the forum Steve.
If you want to learn, then this is the right place. I've learnt sooo much since joining.
Getting there! Thanks to you guys

Pentax K10d, *istDL, Kit lens ( 18-55mm ), 50mm f1.7 lens, Tamron 70-300mm lens, Prinzflex 70-162 manual lens, Various old flashes.


Link Posted 19/02/2010 - 22:29
Hi and welcome to the Forum.

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.


Link Posted 20/02/2010 - 10:33
Welcome to the fora. I've learnt a great deal since I joined, and you've made a good start with an excellent choice of camera.

Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website


Link Posted 20/02/2010 - 12:53
hello and welcome to the forum K7 lucky you

looking forward to seeing some nice images



Link Posted 20/02/2010 - 17:08
Welcome to the forum Steve and don't be too shy about posting those images



Link Posted 20/02/2010 - 20:41
A warm welcome to you Steve Enjoy you new monster beast, she's a beaut Happy clicking
K20D,24-90 3.5-5.6,50-135 2.8 + GRIP. SAVING FOR 60-250 F4


Link Posted 22/02/2010 - 17:14
Happy clicking!! Enjoy the K7! It is a mechanical masterpiece...
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 23/02/2010 - 00:35
Hi and welcome to the forum
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