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newbie with some kit

gunner
Posted 14/01/2010 - 14:37 Link
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!

Gunner
gunner
Posted 14/01/2010 - 14:39 Link
...was supposed to call this thread "newbie with some old kit"...
techno-terminator
Posted 14/01/2010 - 14:49 Link
Welcome
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs
tomkeet
Posted 14/01/2010 - 15:34 Link
Hi and welcome to the Forum.
Regards
Tom

K-1ii,K-3iii's.
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,
HD PENTAX -DA 1.4x AW AF REAR CONVERTER,
PENTAX AF160FC Auto Macro Ring Flash.

https://pentaxphotogallery.com/artist-gallery/?artist_id=20168301
K10D
Posted 14/01/2010 - 15:36 Link
Welcome.

Regards
Inspiration is rarer than a plate glass camera.....
thoughton
Posted 14/01/2010 - 16:07 Link
Welcome!
Tim
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!
Greytop
Posted 14/01/2010 - 16:20 Link
Welcome to the forum Lee
Regards Huw

flickr
goggalee
Posted 15/01/2010 - 06:23 Link
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.

https://pentaxphotogallery.com/maliskaoosthuizen
Posted 15/01/2010 - 12:14 Link
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
Hardgravity
Posted 15/01/2010 - 12:45 Link
Welcome to the forum, I hope you're going to try the SP500 out as well.
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

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

PPG entries.
mr.mellow
Posted 15/01/2010 - 16:02 Link
Hello Lee and welcome to the forum.
The older I get the faster I was.
Dave
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
dynamosh
Posted 15/01/2010 - 22:35 Link
Hi Lee,
I started with a K200D and it's a great camera.
Enjoy!
Mike
gunner
Posted 18/01/2010 - 10:45 Link
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...
Pentaxviking
Posted 18/01/2010 - 19:53 Link
Welcome!
simonarthurs
Posted 18/01/2010 - 22:37 Link
Lee

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......
Edited by simonarthurs: 18/01/2010 - 22:37

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