Hello from a new Pentaxian!


Stevelink

Link Posted 14/06/2011 - 01:49
Greetings!
I am a new Pentaxian, about to acquire a K-5, DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited, an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR, and a 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR. (I aspire to the DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited and perhaps the DA* 50-135 f/2.8.)
I had been recently using a Lumix m4/3 G2, other assorted digicams (Sony F828 for example) and Nikon film cameras long before digital was a reality. I'm into "sharpness", and despite having using large format optics in the past, I am blown away by the image quality of Pentax lenses and the build/ergonomic quality of Pentax DSLRs! If interested, please see my website, www.totalqualityphoto.com, for more details. Thank you!
Steve Solomon
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Northgrain

Link Posted 14/06/2011 - 07:51
Welcome Steve! Folk here rave about the K5 , and the DA15 is a wonderful lens. Enjoy the new kit
Tim

Some of my vaguely better stuff

paulgee20

Link Posted 14/06/2011 - 08:09
Welcome Steve, enjoy the site

Paul
K5's (2)both gripped, K10d gripped, Pentax 28-90 f3.5, Sigma 18-250mm, Sigma 150-500mm. Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro, Sigma 10-20 f.4-5.6.EX DC, Hoya 135 f2.8, Take on 28mm f2.8 Pentax AF360 flash, 2 fill in slaves. 30 metre remote release, Rt angle viewfinder, Giotto NOT 3261B Tripod with Manfrotto 808Rd4 ball head, Manfroto 4861RC2 monopoly, shoulder stock, various filters etc, Panasonic SET HBS HD Video cam, Tamrac Explorer 8x backpack and a sore back.....
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Photography is an index for measuring futility and pride.......

Paul

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http://s743.photobucket.com/home/pg20_photos/index http://www.flickr.com/photos/pg20

i-Berg

Link Posted 14/06/2011 - 08:50
G'day and welcome Steve - you'll love the DA50-135
http://www.pbase.com/iberg

joshwa

Link Posted 14/06/2011 - 10:54
Welcome to the site - have a look at this article don't know if you'll find it interesting?

https://www.pentaxuser.com/article/why-do-people-choose-pentax-digital-slrs--359
Last Edited by joshwa on 14/06/2011 - 10:54

Zevon

Link Posted 15/06/2011 - 10:40
Hello and welcome,
You will enjoy the K5
Regards
SeŠn

'I'll sleep when I am Dead!'

tomkeet

Link Posted 15/06/2011 - 18:53
Hi and welcome.
Regards
Tom

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-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,
HD PENTAX -DA 1.4x AW AF REAR CONVERTER,
PENTAX AF160FC Auto Macro Ring Flash.

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

Stevelink

Link Posted 16/07/2011 - 06:05
Hello Fellow Pentaxians!
Thanks for the welcome to your group. You are all correct...I do love the Pentax K-5 and assorted DA lenses, especially the 70 f/2.4 Limited, the 35 f/2.8 Limited, the DA 50-200 f/4 WR, and the DA 16-45 f4! Not having done formal lens testing, I would subjectively guess that the 70 f/2.4 is the sharpest of the bunch, but the 35 Macro Limited and the others are not far behind. In other words, I am glad I made the decision to go with Pentax! I hope the Pentax/Ricoh marriage proves positive technologically, and that Pentax maintains its optical and build quality of both cameras and lenses. Thanks again for the welcome!
Regards,
Steve
www.totalqualityphoto.com
Steve Solomon
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