Hello from a Canadian in N. Yorkshire


LiMPiNg

Link Posted 26/03/2009 - 14:29
Hi everyone!

Just saying a quick hello as I just joined the forum today. I have been bitten by the photography bug pretty hard again as I picked up a DSLR (a Canon shhhhh) at the beginning of the year, after using P&S cameras for the last while since taking a photography course in high school some 15-16 years ago. Now that I am shooting with an SLR again and loving it, it got me thinking of getting a film SLR on the cheap to play around with as well, but then I realized that my dad may have the cameras he lent me when I took that course all those years ago. I contacted him and sure enough he still does!

When I asked my dad if he still had the camera he replied with "Yes. two of them. a Pentax ME & MX. I still have all the lenses - super wide 7 wide angle, super fast 35mm, telephoto, X2 adapter, motor winder for one of the bodies and a couple of flashes." I couldn't get any more details as he was heading out the door for a trip, but he is going to get me details and photos of the kit this weekend, hopefully, and so I will know more soon.

I am heading back to Canada for a visit in May and I plan on picking up the cameras and kit when I am there and bringing them back with me. It might be a heavy load back as I will be bringing my DSLR kit with me there and will be coming back with 3 cameras instead of 1 hehe. I am excited to get my hands on them and so I figured I would join this forum to learn as much as I can beforehand so that I can start to enjoy them as soon as I can.

I look forward to being part of the forum and please bear with me if some of my questions are a bit noobish, but it has been a long while since I have used film.

sanderscapes

Link Posted 26/03/2009 - 14:38
Hi and welcome LiMPiNg .You lucky thing

hefty1

Link Posted 26/03/2009 - 14:46
Hi and welcome to the forum - we thrive on questions
Joining the Q

sanderscapes

Link Posted 26/03/2009 - 14:48
hefty1 wrote:
Hi and welcome to the forum - we thrive on questions

and sales£££

ttk

Link Posted 26/03/2009 - 14:50
Hi and Welcome.
Tel,

Anvh

Link Posted 26/03/2009 - 14:51
LiMPiNg wrote:
It might be a heavy load back as I will be bringing my DSLR kit with me there and will be coming back with 3 cameras instead of 1 hehe.

Welcome to the forum Christopher.
You are surely lucky, there are some that have a collection of MXs so you're in the right spot to ask everything.

PS. if you trade your Canon for a Pentax you will only need one set of lenses
Stefan


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

sanderscapes

Link Posted 26/03/2009 - 17:59
Nice to see we've been gathering a few new members lately

user_removed

Link Posted 26/03/2009 - 18:19
Hello and Welcome to the forum
Nice to hear that pentax gears pass from generation to generation.

Robin128

Link Posted 26/03/2009 - 19:03
LiMPiNg

Hello and welcome...I too am returning to the stills camera...done more than a bit with video, inc weddings, and christenings. Know more than a bit about rifle scopes...but they are all Nikons.

My old Pentax lenses fit and work well with my DSLR.



Rob
K20D
MZ 50
Pentax lenses....DA* 55mm f1.4 SDM ....F 35-80 f4-5.6....DA 18-250 f3.5-6.3....F 100-300 f4.5-5.6, D FA Macro 100 WR f2.8.

Centon mirror lens 500mm.

Pentax Flash ....AF 360FGZ

JVC 3ccd GZ MC 500EK camcorder
Last Edited by Robin128 on 26/03/2009 - 19:04

TGK

Link Posted 26/03/2009 - 20:49
Hi and welcome
Tracey
K100D Super,DA 55-300.
CS3

LiMPiNg

Link Posted 26/03/2009 - 20:52
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! May can't come soon enough now!

bigcog

Link Posted 26/03/2009 - 21:50
hi and welcome, where in North Yorkshire are you?
K10D - Pentax 18-55mm kit - Pentax DA 55-300mm - Pentax FA 50mm 1.4
MX - Pentax-M 50mm 1.7, Pentax-M 28mm 2.8, Pentax-M 100mm 2.8
My Flickr Photostream

Mike-P

Link Posted 26/03/2009 - 21:52
LiMPiNg wrote:

I look forward to being part of the forum and please bear with me if some of my questions are a bit noobish, but it has been a long while since I have used film.

Keep the noobish questions for AVforums

Welcome
No equipment list here but thanks for taking an interest. My Flickr

goggalee

Link Posted 26/03/2009 - 23:26
Hi and welcome to the forum!
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.

http:/www.pentaxphotogallery.com/maliskaoosthuizen

mr.mellow

Link Posted 27/03/2009 - 13:26
Welcome to the forum.
The older I get the faster I was.
Dave
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
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