Newbie from Hinckley


Link Posted 31/08/2009 - 16:39
Hi all.
Having been reading for a while I thought I'd better take the plunge & join. I brought my K10d & kit lens a while ago & have since added a Sigma 70-300 & Pentax 540 flash. Most of my stuff is done in the garage as I like the control still life offers but I am trying to improve my landscapes. With this in mind I'll shortly be purchasing a tent & getting lost in some hills somewhere. I'll try to upload some shots & add inane drivel to various posts during this long fruitful union.

Remember: In the land of the blind the one eyed man is probably the only photographer!!


Link Posted 31/08/2009 - 17:07
welcome to the forum johnducguz. Your first image in the gallery is stunning, I'm looking forward to seeing the rest.


Link Posted 31/08/2009 - 23:38
Welcome to the forum John
Regards Huw



Link Posted 01/09/2009 - 09:20
Welcome John, look forward to seeing more of your work.
Jackie H
K7, K20D, istDS, Optio SV, ME
Most used glass
50mm f1.4, 60-250mm, 28-80mm,
Sigma 105mm 2.8 Macro & Bertha 50-500


Link Posted 01/09/2009 - 14:43
Hello John 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 01/09/2009 - 18:02
Thanks for the welcome & big thanks for the positives about my shot.


Link Posted 03/09/2009 - 09:42
Hi 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,
HD PENTAX-DA 1:5.6 560mm ED AW,
PENTAX AF160FC Auto Macro Ring Flash.


Link Posted 03/09/2009 - 14:10
Hi and welcome to the forum


Link Posted 03/09/2009 - 20:28
Hi John
Welcome to the party. The forum is a great place to be with train loads of help from train loads of PENTAXIANS. There are not too many hills around Hinckley but if you want some reasonable landscapes try Bradgate Park ( not too far to travel) and open 24/7. Just be careful about parking at the "Old John" carpark because that is the one where the idiots seem to operate from.
It is also nice to welcome a Leics resident as there dont seem to be too many of us.

"Happy snapping" said the croc, I think.


Last Edited by hamiltonsmith on 03/09/2009 - 20:29


Link Posted 04/09/2009 - 07:18
Hi John

Welcome to the forum



Link Posted 04/09/2009 - 08:21
Hi John, its good to welcome someone from Leicestershire. As Ian says, there are not too many hills but there are some good waterways nearby; Trent Lock, Foxton Locks.



Link Posted 04/09/2009 - 10:03
Hello John, 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.



Link Posted 04/09/2009 - 10:37
Greetings John - welcome to the forum.
On a dark desert highway, cool Pentax K5 in my hand.
My Kit
K5 & 18-55 Kit lens, K7, Pentax 18-250mm lens, Sigma 10-20mm lens, Sigma 105mm Macro lens, Pentax 50mm 1.7 lens, Cokin P Series Filters


Link Posted 14/09/2009 - 13:09
Hi and welcome to the forum


Link Posted 24/08/2010 - 07:35
My name is Eddie , like to say hello , I only have an Optio E50 but it has served me well , It is always reliable and you don't have a bad picture . I joined to se what info I can get on how to take good shots of wild life in the last few weeks of summer .
Thanks for your time .
Edward Anthony Grant

Optio E50
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