Hi from Herts


Link Posted 29/03/2010 - 17:33
Hi, My name is Nick and I have a Pentax….

Having been into film photography big time at school and uni (a-level and C&G) and then lapsed for many years.

When I moved to digital SLR I chose a DS*ist as it seem most like my OM2n and OM4ti which is still adore. I since upgraded to a K20 and have the 12-24, 16-45, 18-55 and 50-200 Pentax lenses, Plus a 70-300 Tamron and a 80-200 f2.8 Tokina ATX pro. Plus and old school Tamron Sp 2.8 35-80.

As you can see from the preponderance of telephotos I recently drifted into taking pictures of my son playing Rugby, but still can’t find a lens I’m happy with. I’m now thinking a 100-300 Sigma EX + 1.4 converter might be the thing. (I’d be grateful for any advice.)

Although I wouldn’t call my self a dedicated Pentaxian, I’m flirting with the concept and hopefully I can contribute something to the forum.


K-5,*ist DS.
DA 12-24, DA 16-45, DA 18-55, DA 18-55WR, FA 31 f1.8 LTD, DA 70 f 2.4 LTD, DA 15 LTD, FA 50 f1.4, FA 28-70 f4, A 50 f1.7,Tamron 70-300 f4-5.5 Di, Tamron SP 35-80 f2.8-3.8, Tamron SP 17-50 f2.8, Sigma 100-300EX f4, Sigma 50-150EX f2.8


Link Posted 29/03/2010 - 17:36
Hi Nick,

Welcome to the site. Hope you have as good a time here as I have. You'll certainly learn a lot.

Excellent photographic opportunities in Hertfordshire as evidenced by one of our most esteemed members.


Best wishes,


"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


Link Posted 29/03/2010 - 18:50
Welcome Nick,

I have just bought (from this forum) a 55-300mm Pentax lens, if you check out the latest shots from me, I used that lens with a Tamron x1.4 Pz-AF MC4 Teleconverter fitted as well.


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


Link Posted 29/03/2010 - 19:13
Hi and welcome to the Forum.

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,
PENTAX AF160FC Auto Macro Ring Flash.



Link Posted 29/03/2010 - 21:46
Hi and Welcome to the Forum
Too Old To Die Young



Link Posted 30/03/2010 - 07:13
G'Day Nick, welcome.


Link Posted 30/03/2010 - 09:18
Hi and welcome. I also have a K20 and love it to bits. Do poke around the site a bit, upload some shots and join in the forum/s. Everyone here has been wonderful to me and I know they will be to you also. Enjoy!


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


Link Posted 30/03/2010 - 09:49
Thanks for the welcome. I liked Weldingblues Swan picture. I must admit I thought of the 55-300 DA but on paper at least it doesn't offer much over my Tamron.

I will upload some picts and see what people think.

Thanks again

K-5,*ist DS.
DA 12-24, DA 16-45, DA 18-55, DA 18-55WR, FA 31 f1.8 LTD, DA 70 f 2.4 LTD, DA 15 LTD, FA 50 f1.4, FA 28-70 f4, A 50 f1.7,Tamron 70-300 f4-5.5 Di, Tamron SP 35-80 f2.8-3.8, Tamron SP 17-50 f2.8, Sigma 100-300EX f4, Sigma 50-150EX f2.8


Link Posted 30/03/2010 - 10:11
Welcome from a fellow Herts lad. I'd ask your telephoto question in the lens section as you'll get more answers than here, and probably more than you need!

Best wishes and enjoy the fora, Kris.
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


Link Posted 30/03/2010 - 15:57
Hi and welcome to the forum Nick
My Flickr Page


Link Posted 31/03/2010 - 09:32
Hi and welcome Nick!
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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