derbyc at iinet.net.au
Wed Jul 7 05:09:57 EDT 2010
Walter G. wrote:
> Hi all,
> This is my third attempt at joining the discussions on this mailing
> list. Now that I know it requires plain text formatting, with any
> luck, this time my message will actually make it through.
> By way of introduction, my name is Walt Gilbert, I bought my Pentax
> K-x (my first new DSLR) on May 1 of this year, and I've fallen in love
> with it. My interest in photography started a little over a year ago,
> when I borrowed my dad's Canon Powershot to take snapshots at a local
> drag strip. After being disappointed with my first point-and-shoot
> (Nikon Coolpix S500) I decided I ought to get a DSLR and actually
> learn how to use one. So, back in November, I bought a used (but well
> taken care of) Olympus E20n off eBay for a little over $100 plus
> shipping -- great pictures, excruciatingly slow write speed. Then, a
> friend loaned me his Canon Rebel 300D, which I really enjoyed using.
> But, of course, I felt I really needed to get a camera of my own, and
> started doing some research to see what would be the best value for
> the dollar, and the Pentax K-x was just beginning to generate some
> buzz. For several months, I anguished -- do I go with Canon, Nikon,
> Olympus ... or do I dare go with the Pentax and break away from the
> herd. In the meantime, I picked up a second job to start socking away
> a few dollars here and there while I mulled it over. When the time
> finally came, I settled on the K-x -- and even then, the guy at the
> camera shop seemed to be steering me toward a Sony!
> But, I stuck to my guns and went with the K-x with the 18-55mm and
> 50-200mm lens kit. And I've been utterly happy ever since. I LOVE my
> All that said, I just thought I'd introduce myself and submit a photo
> I took today for your approval/disapproval. Any and all
> comments/critiques welcome.
> K-x, Asahi Takumar (Bayonet) 135mm, Promaster Spectrum 7 - 2X
> teleconverter, f/2.5, 1/800 sec., ISO 400
> Walt Gilbert
> P/S -- Thanks to Doug for the prompt reply to my query as to why I was
> having trouble posting messages to the list.
That's rather gorgeous, Walt. The colours just leap out at you.
derbyc at iinet.net.au
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