Newbie in need of lots of advice!!


Link Posted 22/03/2010 - 16:44
Hi everyone, I just thought I'd introduce myself. I'm very new to DSLR photography, given that I've only just bought myself a K-X, but I've been messing around with digital photography for about ten years.

I'm 28 and currently studying with the Open University for a humanities degree, in between doing freelance writing (I can hardly count it as a job when I love it so much, lol!). I live in York, so my main photographic haunts are in North Yorkshire.

I'd really appreciate any advice that anyone can give me!
Best wishes,
"Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine" - Elvis Aaron Presley

Currently using a K-X with 18-55mm kit lens - but hoping to upgrade soon!!!


Link Posted 22/03/2010 - 16:58

A cracking camera - says she with a HUGE grin.

You've come to the right place .

I'm very much a beginner to DSLR never having had anything other than a P&S . You'll find the folk here are very helpful - believe me - I know
let the education continue

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


Link Posted 22/03/2010 - 17:47
Welcome Martine, don't be shy about asking any questions, people will fall over themselves to help

Last Edited by Technoblurb on 22/03/2010 - 17:47


Link Posted 22/03/2010 - 17:59
hi and welcome, your in the right place, just ask your bound to get answers very quickly.

Enjoy your k-x its a great camera.
Pentax K-5
DA 18-55mm AL WR DAL 50-200mm Tamron 70-300mm, Auto Chinon 28mm 2.8. sigma 30mm 1.4 DC
Metz 48 af-1


Link Posted 22/03/2010 - 18:35
Welcome Martine, as was said before you're in the right place. The people here have been wonderful to me and I know they will the same for you. I find and found reading forum entries to be an unexpected and tremendous help. Surprising what you will learn. Also keep an eye on the Gallery postings. Much to be learned here also.

Once more, welcome aboard and I look forward to seeing/reading your posts.


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


Link Posted 22/03/2010 - 19:51
Hi and welcome to the Forum.

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.


Link Posted 23/03/2010 - 03:18
Greetings - welcome.

Father Ted

Link Posted 23/03/2010 - 10:42
Hi Martine.
You've come to the right place if you want advice. There are some very knoledgable people on here, but they are willing to give their knowledge away to any who ask...nicely
Getting there! Thanks to you guys

Pentax K10d, *istDL, Kit lens ( 18-55mm ), 50mm f1.7 lens, Tamron 70-300mm lens, Prinzflex 70-162 manual lens, Various old flashes.


Link Posted 25/03/2010 - 09:49
Hi and welcome!
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 25/03/2010 - 20:45
Hi and welcome to the forum.
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