Hi from Norfolk


Link Posted 09/06/2009 - 17:16
Hi all, just joined up here as recently brought myself a GX-10 (with the dual lens package) nice and cheap from park. Was looking around for a DSLR after deciding I had totally outgrown my Fuji bridge, and longing to get back to a proper camera (had a Zeiss SLR many moons ago in my youthful days).

Researched all the entry level Dslr's then read some reviews of the K10/K20, saw the prices for the GX-10's and realised I could have a mid-level camera for the cost of an entry level one. Decision made for me then and there (also remembered the quality of pentax lenses).

The weather proofing will also prove a boon as I shoot outside 98% of the time. Mostly into landscapes/still life and motorsports shooting.

Would like to get some more lenses at somepoint soon, thinking of a prime and maybe a wideangle, though the kit lens does seem surprisingly good at the low end, any suggestions?

Cheers Tel.
Bodies: GX20 | MZ-3 | MZ-M | Auto 110 complete kit
Primes: DA*300 F4 | DA40 F2.8 Ltd. | SMC-A 50/1.7 | Sigma 30mm F1.4 | Sirius 28/2.8
Macro : SMC-A Dental 100 macro
Zooms: 12-24 SA | 18-55 SA | 50-200 SA | 28-80 FA | 35-80 F | Vivitar 28-200
Other: Bellows | Tube sets | Vivitar 2x PK/A Tele | SEF-36PZF Flash | SBG-D1V Grip | Billingham 335

My Flickr


Link Posted 09/06/2009 - 17:35
Hi Tel, welcome to the forum...
Congratulations on the GX-10

If weather and dusty resistance is important to you have a look at the Pentax DA* range. The 16-50 is a nice wide angle zoom
Regards Huw



Link Posted 09/06/2009 - 17:37
Hi Tel

The GX 10 is an utter baragin at that price.

I love the Pentax/Samsung 10-17. Will fill the gap before the kit lens starts. Quick search shows one at Park for 260. This may go up in price, rather than down (but I know someone is about to tell you to look at the Sigma...)
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Link Posted 09/06/2009 - 18:32
Hi Tel,Welcome to the forum,nice camera (still got my Fuji boxed up )Shhhhhhhh!
K200d,K100d,Sigma 120-400mm,70-300mm,Pentax 10-17mm,18-55mm,50-200mm,Tamron 28-105mm. Confused, but looks the part!!!


Link Posted 09/06/2009 - 18:43
Hi and and welcome to the forum.

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,
SMC PENTAX-F 1:2.8 28mm, SMC PENTAX-FA 1:2 35mm AL,
SMC PENTAX-FA 1:1.4 50mm, SMC PENTAX-DA 1:2.4 70mm Limited,
SMC PENTAX-D FA MACRO 1:2.8 100mm WR, SMC PENTAX-DA* 1:4 300mm ED [IF] SDM,
SMC PENTAX-FA* 1:4 600mm IF & ED,
PENTAX AF160FC Auto Macro Ring Flash.



Link Posted 09/06/2009 - 21:34
Hello Tel and welcome to the forum.
The older I get the faster I was.
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


Link Posted 10/06/2009 - 06:18
Hi Tel welcome


Link Posted 14/06/2009 - 10:48
Hello Tel,welcome to the forum.
K20D, DA16-45mm f4, M 50mm f1.7, M 28mm f3.5 & Tamron 70-300
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