Hello from Swindon


Link Posted 06/06/2009 - 20:46
I've just bought the X70 and was on earlier scrounging kit. (thanks Cliff) No doubt I will be after some more soon!

This is my first photo forum, I am a pure beginner/numpty, so, be gentle!

I had an ESPIO years ago and thought I'd get a bit more modern!

Now I've got the manual...Hopefully I will be able to learn the fancy tricks!....Here's hoping....


Link Posted 06/06/2009 - 21:16
Hello and welcome to the forum. This is a very friendly forum and you should get lots of help, just ask.
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 06/06/2009 - 23:43
Welcome to the Pentax User Forum, I'm sure you will find it friendly




Link Posted 07/06/2009 - 00:35
Hi Simon, welcome to the forum
Regards Huw



Link Posted 07/06/2009 - 00:43
Hi saabotage and welcome


Link Posted 07/06/2009 - 08:16
Hi and welcome.


Link Posted 07/06/2009 - 08:23
Welcome and don't forget to read the manual

Bodies: K20D (2), K10D, Super A, ME Super, Auto 110 SLR, X70, Optio P70
Pentax Glass: DA* 300, DA* 60-250, DA* 50-135, DA* 16-50, DA 70 Ltd, FA 31 Ltd, DA 35 Ltd, DA 18-55 (2), DA 12-24, DA 10-17, M 200, A 35-70, M 40, M 28, Converter-A 2X-S, 1.4X-S, AF 1.7, Pentax-110 50, Pentax-110 24
Other Glass: Sigma 105 macro, Sigma-A APO 75-300
Flash: Metz 58 AF-1 P, Pentax AF160FC ringflash, Pentax AF280T


Link Posted 07/06/2009 - 09:39
Hi Simon, welcome to the forum!

Is the Magic Roundabout still there?


Link Posted 07/06/2009 - 13:53
Thanks for the welcome guys! I have a feeling that I've seen at least one of you floating about somewhere or other!! We shall see!

And yes Gwyn the M.R. is still there!

Tip:- When you come up to it.....Just keep going! Don't stop (Unless you really have to!!)

Cheers all!



Link Posted 07/06/2009 - 16:20
I used to live in Wantage and shopped in Swindon a lot. Took the kids to the pool there too. We're talking back in the early 80's here mind. Haven't been back for years.


Link Posted 07/06/2009 - 20:54
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 08/06/2009 - 23:19
Welcome to the forum! Is that your 99 in your gallery picture by any chance? If it is I'm highly envious...
Joining the Q


Link Posted 09/06/2009 - 20:08
Thanks again guys!

Hefty....I wish that is was my 99!

If you want to learn more..Have a look at uksaabs forum

(performance) BIRDIEMANGO. I am not shouting here! If you look...

You will understand. He has pit the full story on there! He takes it around the country doing track days etc.


Link Posted 09/06/2009 - 20:52
I've not been over to uksaabs for ages, I was a regular on saabcentral for a long time but not been there much lately either. Got a pair of notchback moose deflectors m'self. This is my daily driver:

There aren't many cars I'd swap her for but a rally prepped 99... My arm could be twisted!
Joining the Q


Link Posted 10/06/2009 - 21:40
A fellow Saaber with a nice 900! I don't know much about them I'm afraid!

9-5 in the background is my motor. I don't know much about about that

either! I will keep my eye out for you Hefty!
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