Hi from Herts


NickW

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.

Best

Nick
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

bwlchmawr

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.

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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05

CoDa

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.

Regards
Colin

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



tomkeet

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

K-3's, K-3II.
Sigma 10-20mm f3.5 DC HSM EX, Pentax SMC FA 35mm F2 AL, Pentax DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL [IF] SDM, Pentax SMC DFA 100mm f2.8 WR Macro,
Pentax DA* 300mm F4 ED [IF] SDM, HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 ED DC AW, Pentax DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW.
Pentax HD PENTAX-DA AF Rear Converter 1.4X AW .
Pentax AF160FC Auto Macro Ring Flash.

bforbes

Link Posted 29/03/2010 - 21:46
Hi and Welcome to the Forum
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young
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Pentax K1 K5-IIS K-01 K20D A50/2 A50/1.7 DA10-17 DA18-250 DA18-135 DA18-55 DA300 DA40 DA50-135 DA50-200 DA55-300 DA70 F35-70 DFA150-450 FA20-35 FA100 FA135 FA35 FA28 FA43 FA50 FA77 K55/1.8 M135/3.5 M200/4 M28/3.5 M28/2.8 M40/2.8 Q 01 02 MX-1 I-10 Sigma 15 24 105 180 8-16 10-20 17-35 17-50/2.8 24-70 400/5.6MF Tamron 70-200/2.8 17/3.5MF 24/2.5MF 28/2.5MF 90/2.5MF


http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/barrieforbes

i-Berg

Link Posted 30/03/2010 - 07:13
G'Day Nick, welcome.
http://www.pbase.com/iberg

StephenLewis

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!

Regards,

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

NickW

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

NIck
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

womble

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

RobE17

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

goggalee

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.

http:/www.pentaxphotogallery.com/maliskaoosthuizen
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