hello all


Link Posted 07/08/2009 - 21:06
Just a quick line to say hello.

Recently returned to photography after many years, used to have the ME Super, bought when they first came out.Last year i was in need of a hobby so bought myself a superzoom, the Fujifilm Finepix S5800 and promised myself that if i was still interested after a year i would upgrade - and here i am!
Spent a long time looking and reading before buying my Pentax (the K-m)from the very helpful people at Mathers of Lancashire. Had thought about C**** or N**** as they seemed to be around everyones necks at Southport airshow last year, but somehow that did not feel right - i suppose you always feel an affinity towards your first camera.
Very early days yet in using the camera, found some very helpful things written on other threads regarding differences between "compact" and "dslr", which did help a lot because i was very disappointed at first with my pictures, seemed very flat compared with the Fujifilm, they are not, just more natural.
Anyway, all for now
forgot to say,

lenses with K-m - 18-55 DA and 55-300 DA.
Any other lenses recommended, interested in Macro work
Last Edited by bugman1248 on 07/08/2009 - 21:10


Link Posted 07/08/2009 - 21:18
Hi And Welcome to the forum. I have a picture of my grandfather beside a biplane on Southport beach taken after he had been up for a joy ride. I think the picture would have been taken in the early 1950's. Do the still fly planes off the beach?
Too Old To Die Young



Link Posted 07/08/2009 - 21:24
hello Barrie,
Yes, some planes do go off the beach,not many that I saw last year(the first show I have been to), I was there on the Sunday when it was mainly military planes and helicopters, including the Vulcan bomber - wow!
Pentax K5,Sigma 10-20 f3.5,Sigma 17-70 f2.8/4, Sigma 70-200 f2.8


Link Posted 08/08/2009 - 02:35
Welcome to the forum...I too am a K-m user...I Love the camera...have a look at my gallery and see what the K-m can do


Link Posted 08/08/2009 - 02:36
Hi bugman, nice to have you on the forum....Welcome!!!!


Link Posted 08/08/2009 - 08:53
Hi Bill, welcome to the forum
Regards Huw



Link Posted 08/08/2009 - 09:30
Welcome to the forum.

As for lenses, play a bit first then ask, somebody will answer.
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.


Link Posted 10/08/2009 - 16:22
Hello Bill and welcome to the forum.
The older I get the faster I was.
K-3 II, K10D, DA16-85, DA*50-135, DA12-24, DA18-55, DA 50, Sigma EX DG 70mm Macro, Sigma 70-300mm, Sigma DG 120-400mm APO HSM.
Metz 58 AF-1.

My Flickr link


Link Posted 10/08/2009 - 23:08
Hi Bill and welcome!
Pentax K10D, *istDS
Pentax 18-55mm,50-200mm,Macro 100mm
Takumar-A 28-80mm, Sigma 170-500mm, Soligor Teleconverter x2

Finally!! Sigma 10-20mm

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.



Link Posted 12/08/2009 - 14:12
Hi and welcome to the forum.

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,
HD PENTAX-DA 1:5.6 560mm ED AW,
PENTAX AF160FC Auto Macro Ring Flash.

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