Hi from California.


fccwpe

Link Posted 13/06/2009 - 06:14
Hi, I'm Bill. I've have been involved in photography for about 30 years on and off. I started in '76 running the darkroom in my elementary school in upstate New York (small town; 25000 people). My Dad got me taking pictures in 35 mm with his Leica and Nikon. In '84 I got a Canon AE-1 Program and in '88 a Minolta Maxxum 7000. After that I went digital with a Minolta DiMage Z1 and then (and still) a Sony DSC-R1 (AWESOME Portrait camera). After months of research, I purchased a Pentax K20D in Jan of 2009. I have never had a camera that is so flexible, user friendly and intuitive. I hope to learn from all the experts here and maybe offer a bit of my experience as well.
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K20D, SMC DA 18-55mm AL II, SMC DA 16-45mm, Tamron LD Di 70-300mm, ROK 800mm Mirror, D-BG2 battery grip, Kenko 2X teleconverter, loads of batteries. Sony DSC-R1 (Excellent portrait camera!), Sony HVL-F32X flash.

sanderscapes

Link Posted 13/06/2009 - 07:11
Hi Bill welcome to the fore

Greytop

Link Posted 13/06/2009 - 08:21
Hi Bill welcome to the forum
Snap.. I had a Canon AE-1 Program, around '81 if I remember correctly
Regards Huw

flickr

Hardgravity

Link Posted 13/06/2009 - 08:36
Welcome to our growing international family.

Enjoy your stay.
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.

Gwyn

Link Posted 13/06/2009 - 08:43
Hi Bill, welcome to the forum.

paulg2412

Link Posted 13/06/2009 - 11:03
Hello and Welcome to the forum, enjoy the site

paul
K200d,K100d,Sigma 120-400mm,70-300mm,Pentax 10-17mm,18-55mm,50-200mm,Tamron 28-105mm. Confused, but looks the part!!!

mr.mellow

Link Posted 13/06/2009 - 18:33
Hello Bill and welcome to the forum.
The older I get the faster I was.
Dave
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

ttk

Link Posted 13/06/2009 - 19:10
Hi and welcome.
Tel,

polchraine

Link Posted 13/06/2009 - 19:18
Bill,

Welcome ... where in California are you? Until recently I was spending 1 week every month for several years in Southern California and know some parts pretty well.
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K20D, *istD, MZ-S, Super-A, ME Super, MX
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, DA* 300,
DA 50-200, FA 24-90, FA 20-35,
M 400-600, A 50 f1.4, A 28 f2.8, A 70-210, M 35-80, M 50 f1.7
A x2S teleconverter and a few others ...

leytono

Link Posted 13/06/2009 - 21:57
Hello Bill and hope you enjoy this place

Still amazes me how this internet thing has made it so easy to chat to those from far and wide, great ain't it

Pothers

Link Posted 14/06/2009 - 10:42
Hello Bill,welcome to the forum.
Steve
K20D, DA16-45mm f4, M 50mm f1.7, M 28mm f3.5 & Tamron 70-300
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pothers/

tomkeet

Link Posted 14/06/2009 - 14:32
Hi and welcome to the forum.
Regards
Tom

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,
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, HD PENTAX-D FA 1:4.5-5.6 150-450mm ED DC AW, 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

JudithAnn

Link Posted 26/06/2009 - 05:07
hi Bill, and WELCOME!!!
https://www.jastandringphotos.com

fccwpe

Link Posted 28/06/2009 - 03:31
polchraine wrote:
Bill,

Welcome ... where in California are you? Until recently I was spending 1 week every month for several years in Southern California and know some parts pretty well.

Just South of Riverside. Where do you go in SoCal?
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K20D, SMC DA 18-55mm AL II, SMC DA 16-45mm, Tamron LD Di 70-300mm, ROK 800mm Mirror, D-BG2 battery grip, Kenko 2X teleconverter, loads of batteries. Sony DSC-R1 (Excellent portrait camera!), Sony HVL-F32X flash.

Clarky

Link Posted 28/06/2009 - 06:45
Welcome Bill
Camera:|K-7|
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|
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