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Old Oct 17, 2006, 5:32 PM   #21
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when i first joined here, i didn't think the forum would ever take off the way it has.
hopefully it will stay saner than other forums where you have to use 'search' just to find the thread you started an hour ago.. why do i stay??--- great group of people.. it just ticks me off that all you bi-tri-lingual people speak better english than me.. hehe

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Old Oct 17, 2006, 6:25 PM   #22
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I bumped into this place looking for a split focus screen for my DL...and kept sticking here.

The focus screen? Still haven't gotten to that

I love how much you can learn from all of you on here. Most of you are about twice my age and have years of experience with photography.

Also great advice on how to support my chronic LBA

I have one of the home made Chinese screen in my DL, a cut down Minolta X700 screen. It works very well and will never come out again. My old manual focus lenses have a new lease on life.

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Old Oct 17, 2006, 8:30 PM   #23
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This forum rocks. I really enjoy the support and feedback from my fellow pentax photographers. I've visited other forums and they can be so antagonistic and mean! So far I've had a really great experience with you all. This forum has become a part of my daily life. I also enjoying peeking into your daily lives from all over the world! Keep the posts and pics coming.
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Old Oct 17, 2006, 11:32 PM   #24
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I come here to see pics, to post pics and to get and give advice on the Pentax gear and its usage. I learn a lot, and it boosts my Ego when I can help someone or I get nice comments on pics Ihave posted. I often get inspirationfrom pics posted by others, and then there is someone to look at the results. I really want to keep this forum "the friendly Pentax forum".

Oh yes, it also improving my english a very lot of much!

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Old Oct 17, 2006, 11:51 PM   #25
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The exchange of ideas and information seems to be a common thread in the replies and this attitude of helpfulness and wilingness to listen on teh majority of posters is why I keep coming back.

There is also a valuable level of specialist experise that some regulars have that they very kindly share with others that I have found worthwhile.

Above all most peole are interested in using the cameras to take photographs and the photgraphs are the important results, not the cameras.

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Old Oct 18, 2006, 7:57 AM   #26
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To learn from others with more AND less experience than I have.

To share in the common bond we have in Pentax and photography.

To be motivated by some of the excellent exhibits.

To respect others' opinions.

To hear TRUE opinions of MY images and not to disrespect others by Ooooohs and Aaaaaahs about something which is niether. If my shot is ugly or out-of-focus please tell me. Be brutal if you must. If I don't like it, the next time I won't post and ask. Don't tell me its a little soft when you meant to say something else. Make your suggestions on how I can improve it.

The suggestion made elsewhere, for a chalenge is good so long as it isn't a Mutual Appreciation Society.

I am hoping this will not become another techie forum (although it has its place). I want to learn techniques and how our fav. brand camera works and how to use it (something like Sarah did with the flash thread).

I came to see simple (as opposed to the not-so-simple manual instructions) explanations of the knobs and levers and buttons on the Pentax.

This place still remains one of my favourites on a daily basis but must admit I've lost some interest because of the increased talk of the "technical" side of the camera - but that's what a forum is all about I guess.

I can go on about WHY I came here and why I participate but I won't for fear of becoming too technical.
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Old Oct 18, 2006, 8:06 PM   #27
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As I have said before, one of the reasons I bought a Pentax was so that I could keep hanging out here. This board is a pretty unique place with more than the usual assortment of knowledgable and helpful people. Compared to the Pentax Mailing List I recently signed up for, which is filled with knowledgable people flaming each other, the disagreements here are positively utopian. I have learned a lot here and seeing the photographs others post helps to teach me to take better pictures.

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Old Oct 18, 2006, 8:07 PM   #28
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bilybianca wrote:
Oh yes, it also improving my english a very lot of much!


:-) But your sense of humor would be hard to improve on. :-)

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Old Oct 19, 2006, 9:15 PM   #29
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i am here cos ummmm

i have a Pentax

and cos people here like Monty python too

and hitchhikers
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Old Oct 20, 2006, 7:32 AM   #30
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I don't participate often, but know that I read and learn daily. Really appreciate the supportive atmosphere that exists on these forums. Since I started the dreadful "I hate my Panasonic FZ30" thread on the Panasonic forum, I've been laying low - LOL. Although I did finally get a grip on it - I never bonded with it. My happiest hour was finally deciding to ditch that thing and having it leave my house.

I did some serious shopping for a few months. Have had the K100D for two weeks. I've been awed and amazed since the very first few shots. I'm at about 1500 now and the bomb shots are my composition, or attempting something I didn't think would work in the first darn place.

I'm a simple amateur hobbyist and am happy enough to just get what I'm after with relative ease.You guys are great and I learn something here all the time.
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