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Fluke

Link Posted 15/03/2012 - 15:07
Hi All,

...so I just got a *ist DL2...
How do folks pronounce that, by the way, the *ist bit?

I shot some monochrome back in the 80s with a Zenit and later a Spotmatic F. But all that fell by the wayside along with some life changes around 1990.
In the 90s I used a 35mm bridge - the original Olympus Supazoom - for family and holiday snaps.
In the 00s I moved to digital, first with a little Coolpix and later with a Fujifilm bridge model. Gradualy I have moved from basic family and holiday snaps towards more arty family and holiday snaps.
Recently my uncle passed away and left me most of his collection of old Pentax gear: several Spotmatic bodies, a K1000, K2, ME, SFn(?) and lots of bits & pieces. I traded most of it in for a new Pentax X70 - probably a bad move. Actually this little bridge is great in anything but low light.

Recently I got inspired to try some more serious wildlife and landscape photography and dug out my uncle's remaining bits: A Spotmatic SPII with 55mm lens and 135mm and 200mm prime lenses, 42mm to K converter; tripod. I don't want to shoot film. The SPII I'll keep for sentimental reasons.

The *ist DL2 seemed to be the cheapest way to get a digital body to use with these lenses and, well, we'll see how it goes.

Cheers!

snappychappy

Link Posted 15/03/2012 - 15:25
Hi and welcome look forward to seeing some shot's from all that gear.
My piccies.

AndrewA

Link Posted 15/03/2012 - 20:54
Hello and welcome to the forum!
Andrew

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VonBatCat

Link Posted 15/03/2012 - 21:13
Hi Nik - Welcome and I look forward to meeting you around the site.
John (VonBatCat)

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jeeess1967

Link Posted 15/03/2012 - 23:22
Welcome my friend.

Regards,

Jeeess
K-5, K-7 and K10D, Pentax 18-135 WR,18-55 WR,Pentax 28-105,Sigma 28-300, Sigma 28-80 (Macro) and Pentax 50-200 WR.

ChrisR

Link Posted 16/03/2012 - 09:10
Hi Nik.


Take care.
Chris R.

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Rees

Link Posted 16/03/2012 - 16:02
Hello Nik and welcome to the forum.
You could pronounce *ist as first, as this was Pentax's first digital single lens reflex camera.
Not everything in life is Black & White, If only it were!
Kind Regards,
Rees

Gwyn

Link Posted 16/03/2012 - 16:47
Welcome to the forum!


Rees wrote:

You could pronounce *ist as first, as this was Pentax's first digital single lens reflex camera.

I hope that is a tongue-in-cheek reply .

I pronounce it as the letters, ignoring the *. I think most people do too.
The DL2 was the last in the line, so hardly the first.

Algernon

Link Posted 16/03/2012 - 19:28
Fluke wrote:

...so I just got a *ist DL2...
How do folks pronounce that, by the way, the *ist bit?

Pentax DA* = DA(STAR)

Zeiss T* Lens = T(STAR)

In MS DOS *.* is a Wild card and is pronounced (STAR)(DOT)(STAR)
There was also a DOS Magazine called "STAR-DOT-STAR"

See link

So *ist must be (STAR)IST

Bit too complicated for the average Pentax User!
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

mallybiz2

Link Posted 26/03/2012 - 17:01
does any-one need a pentax is*t d s .i have just the body as i sold all the lens on ebay open to any decent offers thx mally
Last Edited by mallybiz2 on 26/03/2012 - 17:02
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