Hi from Newcastle


Link Posted 14/03/2010 - 07:43
Hello everyone, Jill here. Would you believe I've had a Pentax dSLR (K100D) for 2.5 years and only stumbled on this site last week!

I haven't got too much gear yet, and am nowhere near knowing what I'm doing but I'm having some fun finding out.

Oh well, nice meeting you...must do this again...


Link Posted 14/03/2010 - 09:52
Hi Jill and welcome to the forum
Too Old To Die Young



Link Posted 14/03/2010 - 10:25
Hi Jill, nice to have another member in Newcastle.


Link Posted 14/03/2010 - 10:47
A big Geordie welcome Jill. I was born in Newcastle and now live in Durham
PPG: http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/davidtrout


Link Posted 14/03/2010 - 13:41
Thanks, I'm glad I've found this site it seems very friendly and lots of good advice (which is just what I need being somewhat of a novice).



Link Posted 14/03/2010 - 14:12
Hi Jill and welcome. I'm looking forward to seeing some of your photos.

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


Link Posted 14/03/2010 - 14:13
And a warm welcome from up the North Tyne!....you will enjoy yourself here!.....If you want to know anything at all about photography just ask!....as long as you dont ask me!............Ken
K20D...ist DS ,DA18/55,DA16/45.DA* 50/135,"A"1.7 50MM..."A" 70/210..M 50mm f2...Tamron 90mm macro,28/300 Tamron,200/500 Tamron 6.9....A Pentax DA*300... Sigma10/20,FA31mm 1.8 Ltd*********,FA 77mm Ltd!


Link Posted 14/03/2010 - 14:36
Might be a while before I dare post any photos. My interests are in macro and wildlife mostly - I have a wide-angle lens but no dedicated macro lens as yet.


Link Posted 14/03/2010 - 17:17
It's a canny forum.


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Link Posted 14/03/2010 - 17:20
cd8jbr wrote:
Might be a while before I dare post any photos. My interests are in macro and wildlife mostly - I have a wide-angle lens but no dedicated macro lens as yet.

You do not have to be David Bailey on here you know
Too Old To Die Young



Link Posted 14/03/2010 - 18:24
I'm such a novice, really. Really.

I haven't used the camera that much. I loved being out when we had the snow though - but everything was so pretty and that's not something you can say about Newcastle very often! I did get some shots of dogs playing in the snow and one or two of those I really like because they capture the moment but I don't think they'd pass much scrutiny.


Link Posted 14/03/2010 - 18:31
If I dare put some of my work up - and ask for help - you certainly can

I got my K-x in December and never had anything other than a Point & Shoot before .

Folk here really do try and help and encourage you
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs


Link Posted 14/03/2010 - 18:36
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 14/03/2010 - 18:53
Hi Jill

Welcome< i can tell you that the site is excellent and you WILL learn from all the guys who are 'addicted' to Pentax and this site.

Best Regards

K5's (2)both gripped, K10d gripped, Pentax 28-90 f3.5, Sigma 18-250mm, Sigma 150-500mm. Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro, Sigma 10-20 f.4-5.6.EX DC, Hoya 135 f2.8, Take on 28mm f2.8 Pentax AF360 flash, 2 fill in slaves. 30 metre remote release, Rt angle viewfinder, Giotto NOT 3261B Tripod with Manfrotto 808Rd4 ball head, Manfroto 4861RC2 monopoly, shoulder stock, various filters etc, Panasonic SET HBS HD Video cam, Tamrac Explorer 8x backpack and a sore back.....
Photography is an index for measuring futility and pride.......


http://s743.photobucket.com/home/pg20_photos/index http://www.flickr.com/photos/pg20


Link Posted 14/03/2010 - 19:29
I'm glad I've found this site. Everybody I know except my brother and I are on the dark side (canon/nikon etc). I have been toying with the idea of a new body and was wondering whether to go that route but now I know I won't!

I do hanker for a K20D but it's so far above my abilities I just can't justify getting one...but watch this space!
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