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Old Jan 8, 2011, 10:46 PM   #11
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that is a sin to mix red and gold with the blue and gold. Red and Gold all the way, I admit it, I am a alumni of the red and gold.

But nothing wrong with mixing multi lens system either. I shoot oly, pentax, and canon multi lens system, and it should not matter much. I even shoot a pns, Rollei. So it is all good.
Digital, primarily Pentax DSLR, also use my Panasonic Lumix digital.

Film days used (not as much anymore) my Pentax slr's, Olympus clamshell, Pentax P+S, Mamiya medium format, Yashicamat 124G medium format....

Lotta toy's....as my wife accurately says....
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LOL, yeah I know what you mean, allot of photo toys for my family as well. I just picked up a canon 60D, to go along with the t1i and olympus epl-1 and our little rollei point and shoot. Well my wife got the best part of the 60D deal. She gets the t1i and the epl-1, and only have the 60D now. That was my concession for getting the okay for the 60D.
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that is a sin to mix red and gold with the blue and gold. Red and Gold all the way, I admit it, I am a alumni of the red and gold.
I'll forgive you your choice of schools. I'm not exactly a Bruin, but I spend lots of time there. It's one of my favorite photography places.
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Yeah, UCLA is a nice looking campus. Nicer area then where USC is located.
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Digital, primarily Pentax DSLR, also use my Panasonic Lumix digital.

Film days used (not as much anymore) my Pentax slr's, Olympus clamshell, Pentax P+S, Mamiya medium format, Yashicamat 124G medium format....

Lotta toy's....as my wife accurately says....
Hey, my first film SLR was a Minolta SRT-200 (100% manual and mechanical except for the bult-in light meter). I also had a Yashicamat myself. What a great deal for medium format. I've owned Canon's in the past - 2 film cameras and I even dabbled with a digital Rebel XTi that I bought from a friend before deciding it wasn't for me. Ditto a Nikon D200 - great camera but too big and heavy. Plus I sent too much time thinking about operating it and selecting settings rather than taking pictures.

Today, I am happily a Pentaxian but, as you can see in my signature, I am also big on Lumix cameras - particularly micro four-thirds. Hey, it's all good and Canon's G series has always been appealing. The best part about shooting Pentax is that your fellow Pentaxians aren't fanboys. Generally, they are mature, open-minded adults who have genuine curiosity and appreciation of cameras from other manufacturers. So, enjoy your G12 and the nest of luck with it.
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Hey, my first film SLR was a Minolta SRT-200 (100% manual and mechanical except for the bult-in light meter). Before I bought my S1a (H1a in the USA) I almost bought a used Miranda SLR from my boss at the time. He was British and had bought it in the UK...but it was used and had a dent in the pentaprism cover...so I decided against it. I also had a Yashicamat myself. What a great deal for medium format.It was a great introduction to Medium Formats...I taught my daughter (when she was about 8-9) about composition with the Yashicamat. Put the 124G on my tripod and had her peer through the waist level finder and adjust the camera till she had a landscape scene she liked. She is in her 20's now. I've owned Canon's in the past - 2 film cameras and I even dabbled with a digital Rebel XTi that I bought from a friend before deciding it wasn't for me. Ditto a Nikon D200 - great camera but too big and heavy. Plus I sent too much time thinking about operating it and selecting settings rather than taking pictures. Like you, I almost bought a Nikon...but it was a New Old Stock (NOS) Nikon Photomic F in the mid '70's. I loved the look of that workhorse but the viewfinder was a bit dark. Came very close, but eventually decided on a Pentax ES (Electronic Spotmatic) 11...beautiful camera, great pix, very advanced for it's time and it was black....has that lithe, unmistakable look of a classic Spotmatic. A battery hog (4 silver oxides) but I still have it, still works.

Today, I am happily a Pentaxian but, as you can see in my signature, I am also big on Lumix cameras - particularly micro four-thirds. Hey, it's all good and Canon's G series has always been appealing. The best part about shooting Pentax is that your fellow Pentaxians aren't fanboys. Generally, they are mature, open-minded adults who have genuine curiosity and appreciation of cameras from other manufacturers. So, enjoy your G12 and the nest of luck with it.
I am looking forward to learning (maybe you can teach an old dog, some new tricks ) all the features this interesting little camera offers. Thanks for the best wishes.

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LOL, yeah I know what you mean, allot of photo toys for my family as well. I just picked up a canon 60D, to go along with the t1i and olympus epl-1 and our little rollei point and shoot. Well my wife got the best part of the 60D deal. She gets the t1i and the epl-1, and only have the 60D now. That was my concession for getting the okay for the 60D.
You also have some interesting motorcycles....I also have two (vintage) and although I tell my wife they're investments...she ...quite rightly, corrects me and tells me they're toys....but nice toys.
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Yeah, I do have my shear of toys. Thank goodness my wife and I have the same hobbies so new toys are easier to get the okay for
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No.
Never.
Shame on you!



We've got the Oly770 sitting in the shelf since we moved to Pentax dSLR as "family" camera, but when my daughter wanted/needed a P&S of her own we ended up with a Canon 580 and I think that was a good choice.

So what?

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I also carry a Canon SD990is with me everyday in a belt pouch, It shares a sensor with the G10 and has full manual. The IQ can be amazing. But like you say anything serious it's the Pentax
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