Hi all, it's been a while . . .


Mannesty

Link Posted 07/04/2019 - 08:59
. . . I've been busy the last few years with various projects. I got quite involved as the photographer for a local oval racing club which is now no more. My photography interest wained for quite some time, I've not bought anything new since my MX-1 but hope to get my mojo back and start shooting agian.

We're still living in Totana, Spain but moved again since I last visited here, now have a smaller house but bigger plot with well established palms, yuccas, and pepper trees that keeps me busy.

Our current cat population is steady, 10 with us at the moment and unlikely to expand.

So what's new with you lot?
Peter E Smith

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derek897

Link Posted 07/04/2019 - 09:18
Hi Peter, good to hear from you again.
Yourself and a few others were instrumental in helping me get to grips with photography when I first started, so thanks for that 👍👍👍
Not a lot new over here with me, ssdd 😂😂😂
I know what i like, If not always why.

pschlute

Link Posted 07/04/2019 - 09:32
Hi Peter. I had a break for a few years too from photography. That changed when I got the K-1 a couple of years ago.

ps. I still have the M 400mm lens I bought from you many moons ago.
Peter



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johnriley

Link Posted 07/04/2019 - 10:03
Welcome back!
Best regards, John

Mannesty

Link Posted 07/04/2019 - 10:18
derek897 wrote:
Yourself and a few others were instrumental in helping me get to grips with photography when I first started, so thanks for that

You're very welcome Derek, always happy to help.
Peter E Smith

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Mannesty

Link Posted 07/04/2019 - 10:19
johnriley wrote:
Welcome back!

Thanks John.
Peter E Smith

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Mannesty

Link Posted 07/04/2019 - 10:35
pschlute wrote:
ps. I still have the M 400mm lens I bought from you many moons ago.

Glad to hear it's still getting used. I had some very nice Pentax primes which I've sold to other users here, some I've regretted, others not so much. I liked the M 400mm a lot but preferred the versatility of zooms and bought the Sigma 150-500mm OS HSM DG etc and love it. All I need now is the time to use it.
I do still have some primes, the trio of FA Limiteds, D-FA 100mm Macro, and an smcP-A 1:2.8 28mm permanently attached to an old Canon 30D via an adapter.
Peter E Smith

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Gwyn

Link Posted 07/04/2019 - 14:08
Welcome back Peter! It's good to see you here again. Glad to hear the cats are still around.

Mannesty

Link Posted 07/04/2019 - 14:35
Gwyn wrote:
Welcome back Peter! It's good to see you here again. Glad to hear the cats are still around.

Thanks Gwyn, the cats are fine, and we have some new one's too
Peter E Smith

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ronniemac

Link Posted 07/04/2019 - 15:52
Nice to see a familiar face back on the forum, always found your posts interesting Peter. Hope to hear more from you and maybe see some photos from your part of Spain again.

Mannesty

Link Posted 07/04/2019 - 17:01
ronniemac wrote:
Nice to see a familiar face back on the forum, always found your posts interesting Peter. Hope to hear more from you and maybe see some photos from your part of Spain again.

Cheers Ronnie, I'm sure I can find a pic or two to share.
Peter E Smith

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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 07/04/2019 - 21:11
Welcome back Peter!
Glad to see you back and posting! Your new pad sounds very nice, almost sounds like heaven to me but there was no mention of wine
Gareth
Welsh Photographer

My outfit: K1 gripped - Pentax DFA 28-105mm - Sigma 70-200mm HSM Macro - Sigma 105mm - Pentax FA 35mm f2 - Tokina 20-35mm, Sigma 50-500mm - Pentax AF 540 FGZ Ii

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Mike-P

Link Posted 07/04/2019 - 21:34
Welcome back Peter ... been a while.
No equipment list here but thanks for taking an interest. My Flickr

Mannesty

Link Posted 08/04/2019 - 08:50
cardiffgareth wrote:
Welcome back Peter!
Glad to see you back and posting! Your new pad sounds very nice, almost sounds like heaven to me but there was no mention of wine

Cheers Gareth. In this region wine is a given, we live around an hour's drive from the wine producing regions of Bullas and Jumilla. Rest assured we always have plenty in stock for the occasional visitor.
Peter E Smith

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Mannesty

Link Posted 08/04/2019 - 08:53
Mike-P wrote:
Welcome back Peter ... been a while.

Thanks Mike, it's been just over 4 years, doesn't time fly. To quote John Lennon, "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."
Peter E Smith

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