hi all


nigelxk

Link Posted 07/05/2010 - 00:09
hi everyone ,just joined,brought a k200 two months ago,and since then have brought about 60 cameras with lenses to get some lenses around me,never had a dslr before and wondering how hard it will be to learn manual lens use.i have quite a selection now,takumars,jenners,tair,etc.i am worried i have caught some disease of buying old kit,2.5k last count.am i certifiable or is it common. out of country and not even touched any of it yet.
Last Edited by nigelxk on 07/05/2010 - 00:11

davex

Link Posted 07/05/2010 - 01:17
Hi nigel, welcome to the forum, £2.5K can buy a pretty decent set of modern glass. But then if you enjoy the old stuff why not ? Perhaps it is time to stop and see what you actually need for the K200, you will be able to use the old glass but as you seem to have the funds why not treat yourself to some shiny new stuff?
The way prices are going you may be able to recoup your expenditure, providing of course you havn`t paid over the odds.
K5 + 8mm-500mm zooms and primes
Please feel free to play with any images I post.
My flickr: link

i-Berg

Link Posted 07/05/2010 - 08:18
G'day and welcome Nigel. Was that 60
http://www.pbase.com/iberg

aminstar

Link Posted 07/05/2010 - 08:21
Welcome to the forum Nigel.
Mike-P has competition now
Amin Photo Gallery

tomkeet

Link Posted 07/05/2010 - 08:56
Welcome to the Forum.
Regards
Tom

K-3iii's.
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-DA 1:2.4 70mm Limited,
SMC PENTAX-D FA MACRO 1:2.8 100mm WR, SMC PENTAX-DA* 1:4 300mm ED [IF] SDM,
HD PENTAX-DA 1:5.6 560mm ED AW,
HD PENTAX -DA 1.4x AW AF REAR CONVERTER,
PENTAX AF160FC Auto Macro Ring Flash.

https://pentaxphotogallery.com/artist-gallery/?artist_id=20168301

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 07/05/2010 - 09:08
Welcome to the forum. You should be posting some excellent shots with all that lovely, expensive glass!

Regards,

Andrew
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
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CoDa

Link Posted 07/05/2010 - 10:58
Hi Nigel, welcome to the forum
Colin

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”
Edmund Burke (1729 – 1797)



StephenLewis

Link Posted 08/05/2010 - 11:08
Hello Nigel and welcome to the fold. Yes indeed,it appears you may have caught the lens/kit buying affliction! When you get home, why not give some of the glass a go and then post a selection of photos? It will be exciting to witness the variances.

Best of luck,

Stephen
I gladly welcome C & C's. Being foggy minded they really help me learn.

nigelxk

Link Posted 08/05/2010 - 16:17
StephenLewis wrote:
Hello Nigel and welcome to the fold. Yes indeed,it appears you may have caught the lens/kit buying affliction! When you get home, why not give some of the glass a go and then post a selection of photos? It will be exciting to witness the variances.

Best of luck,

Stephen

that sounds a great idea but first i have to learn basics of camera,got weak today and went on ebay and brought a k-x,so now i will be selling a k100 ,and trying out the k200 and k-x.got my eye on some more old lenses too,trouble with sniper you never forget to bid like i used to before i started using it.only way to buy on ebay,one bid three seconds from end and no time for a response.cheers nigel.

womble

Link Posted 08/05/2010 - 18:13
Welcome to the fora. I thought I was excessive with my collection but 60 bodies in two months! I have taken over 25 years to accumulate my pile of stuff, although I admit that ebay and here have allowed me to buy all sorts of odds and sods I wouldn't have got otherwise, like a copipod and a stereo adaptor!

Best wishes, Kris.

PS Please could you fill in your location? Thanks!
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

nigelxk

Link Posted 08/05/2010 - 18:27
womble wrote:
Welcome to the fora. I thought I was excessive with my collection but 60 bodies in two months! I have taken over 25 years to accumulate my pile of stuff, although I admit that ebay and here have allowed me to buy all sorts of odds and sods I wouldn't have got otherwise, like a copipod and a stereo adaptor!

Best wishes, Kris.

PS Please could you fill in your location? Thanks!

talking of sniper i even brought a sniper outfit with the stock and big russian 300mm lens ,coz it had a small super takumar with it.have read good reports about this big goliath of a lens though ,so it was a no-brainer.

goggalee

Link Posted 10/05/2010 - 10:44
Hi and welcome!
Pentax K10D, *istDS
Pentax 18-55mm,50-200mm,Macro 100mm
Takumar-A 28-80mm, Sigma 170-500mm, Soligor Teleconverter x2

Finally!! Sigma 10-20mm

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.

http:/www.pentaxphotogallery.com/maliskaoosthuizen

TOZZA27

Link Posted 10/05/2010 - 18:12
Hi Nigel,

welcome to the PUF

Nice here

Tony
K20D,*istD ( now a dedicated M42 digital ),K100D,MZ5N,P50,ME Super,Spotmatic 1000,Spotmatic,ESII,ES,H2.18-55 II,18-55,75-300 FAJ,35-80 FA,80-200 F,28-105 FA,Sigma 24-70 AF Aspherical,Sigma 28-300 Hyperzoom , Praotor II 500 M42,Centon 500mm mirror,and a few Pentax M42 Taks,super-Taks,smc Taks,A and M lenses.Benbo trekker,7dayshop monopod and a Lowepro rucksack.

I am now on Flickr which is nice !

darlene

Link Posted 28/05/2010 - 01:19
Hi and welcome to the forum
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