newbie with some kit


Link Posted 14/01/2010 - 14:37
Hi there!

A fairly inexperienced pentax user here having bought a K200d as my first DSLR and an optio for the back pocket at parties...

However, I do have my grandfather's camera bag and in it I found an SP500, grip, flash, 3 lenses (more below) and a teleconverter. Alongside all this was the original receipt from 1974 and Pentax catalogue and manuals!

I have to admit that the SP500 was the inspiration for me getting a Pentax DSLR and I'm glad I did as I can now play around with a 55mm f2, a 35mm f2.8 and a 135mm f2.8. Certainly learning a few things this way and taking some pics I simply couldn't capture with the 18-250mm stock lens.

Anyway, hopefully learn some things on here and track down a reasonable FA 1.4!



Link Posted 14/01/2010 - 14:39
...was supposed to call this thread "newbie with some old kit"...


Link Posted 14/01/2010 - 14:49
let the education continue

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


Link Posted 14/01/2010 - 15:34
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 14/01/2010 - 15:36

cameradextrous _ Motorcycles etc. link


Link Posted 14/01/2010 - 16:07
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27, Macbook Pro 17, iPad, iPhone 3G
Flickr Fluidr PPG Street Portfolio site
Feel free to edit any of my posted photos! If I post a photo for critique, I want brutal honesty. If you don't like it, please say so and tell me why!


Link Posted 14/01/2010 - 16:20
Welcome to the forum Lee
Regards Huw



Link Posted 15/01/2010 - 06:23
Hi and 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 15/01/2010 - 12:14
Welcome Gunner. Sounds like you are off to a great start, and continuing in your granddads footsteps - as a Pentaxian
Cheers - JD

"Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter."
-Ansel Adams


Link Posted 15/01/2010 - 12:45
Welcome to the forum, I hope you're going to try the SP500 out as well.
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K5+Tammy 18-250, a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.


Link Posted 15/01/2010 - 16:02
Hello Lee 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 15/01/2010 - 22:35
Hi Lee,
I started with a K200D and it's a great camera.


Link Posted 18/01/2010 - 10:45
Thanks for the comments guys, will definitely keep using the old kit (not wasting it when it cost 75 in 1973!) but the SP500 may wait a while before being used...


Link Posted 18/01/2010 - 19:53


Link Posted 18/01/2010 - 22:37

welcome to the forum, I can vouch for the pentaxians. I've been here nearly a year and the members are great, friendly, good fun and most importantly only too happy to help!

PS join the sprint....or marathon.....for a reasonable F1.4 50mm......
Last Edited by simonarthurs on 18/01/2010 - 22:37
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