Hello from another new member


Link Posted 15/08/2011 - 14:51
I have been lurking for a while to get up to date on the recent Pentax Dslrs and have just upgraded from a K10D to a K5. I am looking forward to putting it's low light capabilities to test on some astrophotos and (controlled!!) HDR on some landscapes. I have been a Pentax User since 1980 when I got a MEsuper and lateer a ME as a second body - both now gone as has the K10D to help finance the lust for a later model!!

I hope I'll have some results of my efforts I dare to submit for your critic, in the meantime back to playing with the new toy...................I mean getting to grips with the K5

Sunny NE Scotland (well at present anyway)


Link Posted 15/08/2011 - 14:56
Hi David.

I have a K10, would love to update to a K5, but no funds.

Enjoy your K5.

Take care.

Chris R.
Chris R.

I. El. (Eng). (Rtd).


Link Posted 15/08/2011 - 16:08
Welcome, Hope you stay around a while...
K-1Gripped K-1 ungripped K-5ii K7 Various lenses

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Link Posted 15/08/2011 - 18:45
Hi David - my first Pantax - many years ago - was a ME super - lovely camera.

Welcoem to the Forum - look forward to seeing some photos.

I have a K7 but am lusting for a K5!!!

Keep waiting for the price to drop! Maybe I'll just go ahead and buy it soon. Did you buy any lenses with the K5??

On a dark desert highway, cool Pentax K5 in my hand.
My Kit
K5 & 18-55 Kit lens, K7, Pentax 18-250mm lens, Sigma 10-20mm lens, Sigma 105mm Macro lens, Pentax 50mm 1.7 lens, Cokin P Series Filters


Link Posted 15/08/2011 - 20:00
Thank you all for the welcomes....................

Kenty, I already had the 16-45 f4 DA and the 55-300 f... to.... that I was using with the K10D but got an 18 to 55 WR kit lens so I can play in the rain properly instead of having to use my Optio W60!! Still have to get it wet... tomorrow looks promising I prefer it more clement but that's what living up here in NE Scotland gives you.

Prices will drop now I've got mine.....


Link Posted 15/08/2011 - 20:15
Welcome to the site.
My piccies.


Link Posted 15/08/2011 - 22:58
Welcome and enjoy
K-X, Pentax smc DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 ED AL (IF) DC WR


Link Posted 15/08/2011 - 23:18
Hello and welcome to the forum

Armed with a K3, some M, A, FA, DA, and star lens. With an eye open for "just one more lens".

My PPG link


Link Posted 16/08/2011 - 10:57
G'day and welcome - both good cameras.


Link Posted 16/08/2011 - 19:19
Hi and welcome to the forum.

K-3's, K-3II.
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, SMC PENTAX-FA* 1:5.6 400mm IF & ED,
HD PENTAX-D FA 1:4.5-5.6 150-450mm ED DC AW, HD PENTAX-DA 1:5.6 560mm ED AW,
SMC PENTAX-FA* 1:5.6 250-600mm ED[IF],
PENTAX AF160FC Auto Macro Ring Flash.



Link Posted 16/08/2011 - 19:35
i there, enjoy the experience, all great guys in here
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.....
Photography is an index for measuring futility and pride.......


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


Link Posted 10/01/2021 - 14:50
New member here. First started with Pentax in the late 60's. Pretty much took a hiatus from all things photography from late 80's when my career path changed, to a little over 5 years ago when youngest granddaughter was born. From that first smile it was evident that she was going to be a natural model, and Papa needed to ramp up his skill set.

Current gear is a K1MII, K3II and a mixture of glass for both. My 1st love is studio, having converted one bay of a garage into a multipurpose space. I use Paul Buff Alien Bees and the Cybercommander for lighting. Last year was supposed to be my break out year on portraiture. I had several projects lined up from a Firefighter series for a calendar to several glamour shoots. Got a good start on the Firefighters series and then the pandemic hit so basically it all came to a screeching halt. I shoot landscape on occasion, but my heart isn't in it and it shows. So for the past several months I've mainly practiced and experimented with techniques and post processing skills.


Link Posted 10/01/2021 - 22:55
Hi PenCroz and SMOKE665. I know nothing about 'glamour' whatever but I do know the K5 is a fantastic camera. Welcome to a great forum and we all look forward to seeing what you produce.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

My page on Photocrowd - link
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