Hi From Canada


Link Posted 08/04/2009 - 02:45
Pentax camera....My one and only pentax camera I ever owned was a Pentax k1000. It was 1976 and until 1998, when I FOUND a pentax 738 an auto focus. I love my old trusty K1000. I raised five children, took sooo many fantistic pictures of them over the years with the K1000. Along came the Grandchildren...4 to date and counting.....I took wonderful pictures of them. The pentax K1000 was a 'no fail' camera; it had a lighting meter in its manual body that was so perfect..bang on!

Today...Yes today I bought a Pentax K-M 2000...digital!!! I am learning everything I can. I have taken pictures with it...they are wonderful. I LOVE it. I have even taken a picture of my self using the TV mode...turning my image into a ghost. Don't raeally know what I need that image for???but it was interesting to do.

I am new to blogging on a forum...but I am sure I really need a friend or two while I live and learn my way around my new Pentax.

Over the years I have entered many exhibitions with my photos...and a few contest; but all photos were from K1000. Let seee what I can do now.

As Ever JudithAnn

Steve O

Link Posted 08/04/2009 - 08:38
Hello JudithAnn, and welcome.
Keep your words soft and nice in case you have to eat them.


Link Posted 08/04/2009 - 09:26
Hello JudithAnn, welcome to the forum. We are a friendly lot and will happily help out with any questions you have.
Lots of grandparents (including me!)on the forum so age is no barrier to learning digital. Have fun with your new camera, and remember the greatest joy of digital is that mistakes don't cost you any money - you learn from them and erase them. Take lots of pictures and enjoy!


Link Posted 08/04/2009 - 09:41
Welcome JudithAnn....and just for the record, there is no such thing as a stupid question....evidence?....I keep asking them!

MZ 50
Pentax lenses....DA* 55mm f1.4 SDM ....F 35-80 f4-5.6....DA 18-250 f3.5-6.3....F 100-300 f4.5-5.6, D FA Macro 100 WR f2.8.

Centon mirror lens 500mm.

Pentax Flash ....AF 360FGZ

JVC 3ccd GZ MC 500EK camcorder


Link Posted 08/04/2009 - 10:14
Welcome to the forum JudithAnn - I'm sure you'll look back on the pictures you take with the K-m just as fondly as you do those taken with the K1000
Joining the Q


Link Posted 08/04/2009 - 11:13
Welcome to the forum Judith.



Link Posted 08/04/2009 - 13:24
Hi Judith Ann, welcome to the forum. Looking forward to seeing some shots from your new K-m
Regards Huw



Link Posted 08/04/2009 - 13:29
Welcome Judith.


Link Posted 08/04/2009 - 17:42
Hello and welcome to the forum


Link Posted 08/04/2009 - 17:42
welcome judith


Link Posted 08/04/2009 - 19:41
Well...You really are a friendly bunch...NICE

I already have a wee problem...I have a spot in my view finder..small but dark. I can ignore it of course...but it bothers me, to have it at all, where the Cam is brand-new.

It is not on the mirror..nor underneath...It is inside the view finder. I hate the thought of the cost of shipping it away to fix this...It has NO effect on the pictures at all. The pictures...are so neat...we had freezing rain yesterday, (not so neat) and I found so much to photograph... This spot never ever shows up on a pictures.

Thanks for the welcome...When I figure out this forum, I will upload a few pics from a newbee..

as Ever, JudithAnn
Last Edited by JudithAnn on 08/04/2009 - 19:42


Link Posted 08/04/2009 - 21:13
Hi Judith, I had a dust problem on my K20D it was caused by the hurricane blower which I do not use anymore I removed the focus screen and the dust was on there I cleaned it and all was well, however it is not an easy job if you are not familiar with this so you might have to live with it or take/send it back I know only to well how annoying this can be so it's up to you.


Link Posted 08/04/2009 - 22:29
Hi and welcome
K100D Super,DA 55-300.


Link Posted 09/04/2009 - 02:23
Hi Jack...yes I did use a blower...I am not familiar with ANY of this.

I might see if a local camera shop vcan help me? Is that good idea? I mean should it only be a pentax place to care for a pentax?

I can indeed live with it....just not perfectly live with it!: haha.

as Ever, JudithAnn


Link Posted 09/04/2009 - 03:25
Hi JudithAnn and welcome to the forum!!
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.

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