Hi, new to Pentax


MidnightCreative

Link Posted 21/01/2013 - 10:48
Hi, I recently got my first Pentax (K30). Not had a chance to really use it yet but hopefully very soon. It looks like a decent camera, a massive step up from my old 35mm SLR
Hopefully this camera will get me back into photography and allow me to build a good portfolio.

AndrewA

Link Posted 21/01/2013 - 10:52
Hello and welcome to the Forum, this is perfect weather for your K30 so there is no excuses!!
Andrew

"I'm here because the whiskey is free" - Tyla

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AuraTodd

Link Posted 21/01/2013 - 11:27
I have the K30 and I am still learning, my next lens might be an wide angle but I am not confident as yet in changing lenses. How are you going to keep your portfolio?
Always be kind to people

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https://www.facebook.com/pages/Photographs-by-an-angel/262352847143059

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ronniemac

Link Posted 21/01/2013 - 11:32
MidnightCreative wrote:
It looks like a decent camera, a massive step up from my old 35mm SLR

Welcome. Good choice of camera, it is a massive step from 35mm, but you will know the essentials of good photography from that previous experience. My step was similar; Pentax MX to Pentax K-5, and very enjoyable.
Last Edited by ronniemac on 21/01/2013 - 11:32

MidnightCreative

Link Posted 21/01/2013 - 11:54
I've got myself booked into an Intro to digital photography course next month. Hopefully after that I will know how to use it and not just always use auto...

Stuey

Link Posted 21/01/2013 - 12:28
Hello and Welcome
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

My Flickr site link

DaveHolmes

Link Posted 21/01/2013 - 12:36
Hi... Welcome...
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Digital:
Pentax K5- Vivitar 19mm 3.8; FA35mm f2; D-Xenon 100mm macro f2.8; DA50-200mm WR...
Flash:
Yongnuo YN-560; Vivitar 285HV; Cactus V4 triggers...
Film:
Pentax-MX & M50mm f1.4; Spottie & 55mm f1.8; MG & M40mm 2.8...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveholmesphotos/

OldTaffy

Link Posted 21/01/2013 - 14:33
Hello from someone else who used to use a 35mm Pentax, and who moved on to dSLR just over 2 years ago. Welcome to this friendly and helpful forum.

Martin
A few of my photographs in flickr.
Lizars 1910 "Challenge" quarter-plate camera; and some more recent stuff.

MidnightCreative

Link Posted 21/01/2013 - 21:21
Thank you everyone for saying hello. Hopefully I will soon learn how to use the camera fully and post some better photos

davidstorm

Link Posted 21/01/2013 - 22:26
Welcome from me too. The forum and the community in general is a great way to learn, especially if you can meet up with some of the members and go out on some shoots.

Best wishes
David
My Website http://imagesbydavidstorm.foliopic.com

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Some cameras, some lenses, some bits 'n' bobs

Mal

Link Posted 22/01/2013 - 01:05
Hello and welcome

MidnightCreative

Link Posted 22/01/2013 - 12:06
Bring on the weekend... I feel like going for a walk around the village and see what photos I can get Cannot wait to really start using the camera!!!

MidnightCreative

Link Posted 23/01/2013 - 08:33
AuraTodd wrote:
I have the K30 and I am still learning, my next lens might be an wide angle but I am not confident as yet in changing lenses. How are you going to keep your portfolio?

The K30 is a great camera, very nice to hold and has more features on it than I will probably ever use I have a good collection of lenses for my old SLR so I am happy with changing lenses on the K30. What lenses do you have? I've got the standard lens and managed to get a Samsung 50-200 lens cheap. Hopefully I'll put more photos up on FaceBook when I take some

AuraTodd

Link Posted 23/01/2013 - 10:44
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What lenses do you have?

18-55. I'm a bit nervous about changing lenses as I am worried I might damage the pins in the process.
Always be kind to people

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Frogherder

Link Posted 23/01/2013 - 10:59
AuraTodd wrote:
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What lenses do you have?

18-55. I'm a bit nervous about changing lenses as I am worried I might damage the pins in the process.

Unless you normally wear builders gloves covered in concrete or have all the gentillity of a gorilla then its most unlikely you'll experience any damage or problems ***

regards
Bernard

*** I'm not known for my lightness of touch and my kit is still good
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