Hello from Costa-Del-Redditch;-) Wots the plural for Pentax?


Link Posted 29/06/2009 - 07:30
I'm Ravi, and live in Redditch, W.Mids (not really on the coast, that's just what a friend jokingly used to call it!)
I have been taking pictures since the 80s, when I got my dad's Agfa Isolette III. Used to "read" the exposure settings from film roll cartons at the time !
Moved on to a no-name automatic, I think it may even have been a fixed focus!! Those days, even a Zenit used to feel expensive! (Not saying the Zenits were bad, I think they produced some spectacular images, they were just nowhere near as expensive as Pentax/Canons/Nikons...
My first Pentax was the Zoom 105R, which I bought after soaking up all the best buy reviews, I felt PROUD to own it, specially when a photolab asked which camera did I have- he was impressed by the "negative density" ! (I thought that meant the exposure was spot on).
My 1st SLR was a Minolta Dynax 500si Super, which again I really liked.
1st Digital : Olympus C5050Z.
Last year, I decided to swap my Dynax for a digital SLR. The contenders were Nikon D40, and Pentax K100D Super. Nearly went for the Nikon, until I read all the RAVE reviews for the Pentaxs (Is that the plural for Pentax?)
With the K20D "on the horizon", the K10D prices were tumbling. I took the plunge, and am the proud, though still "shaky" owner of the K10D now! (Shaky, because, having used the Dynax & the Olympus, I got so used to the scene modes, getting back to Av, Tv, Sv took a while!)
Anyway, that's a HUGE post, so I will shut. Nice day to everyone! Ravi.
Pentax K10D, 18-55+ Digital King 0.7x, 50mm, 16-50mm DA*


Link Posted 29/06/2009 - 07:57
Hi and welcome to the forum Ravi.


Link Posted 29/06/2009 - 08:16
Redditch - wonderful place. I seem to spend half my life there with clients so I love it, it's been good to me for many years. That said I'm afraid I wouldn't want to live there and I can't find anywhere that isn't on my regular routes!


You can see some of my shots at my Flickr account.


Link Posted 29/06/2009 - 08:44
Welcome Ravi
Pentax Lenses:|DA12-24/f4 ED AL|DA35Ltd Macro|FA31Ltd|FA77Ltd|FA50/1.4|F70-210|FA20-35 f4/AL|A*200/f4 Macro ED|A50/1.7|A50 Macro f2.8|1.7xAF adapter|
Voigtlander|125/f2.5SL Macro APO Lanthar|
Sigma Lenses:|EX DG 100-300 f4|2X & 1.4X TC|
Flashes:|AF540FGZx2|RingFlash AF160FC|


Link Posted 29/06/2009 - 09:45
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 29/06/2009 - 10:29
Nice day to you too Ravi, and welcome!


Link Posted 29/06/2009 - 11:41
Hi and welcome


Link Posted 29/06/2009 - 12:26
Hi Ravi,
interesting post, like to hear a little back ground and looking forward to seeing some of your photos.
Welcome to the forum
Regards Huw



Link Posted 29/06/2009 - 14:13
Hi and Welcome.


Link Posted 29/06/2009 - 18:01
Hello Ravi 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

Utopia Poppy

Link Posted 29/06/2009 - 19:42
Hi, Welcome to the forum!
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep". ~Scott Adams

Q | Various Q lenses & filters | KP | 35mm 2.8 Macro
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