Lives in United Kingdom South Coast, United Kingdom
Works as a Retired Engineer
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Joined on Mar 25, 2005
About me:

I started with a Praktica LTL in 1975 for long trip to Bolivia. Then Olympus OM1 followed by Canon A1. Going digital I found Canon had abandoned FD lenses, so I had to start again from scratch. Canon & Nikon bodies then were huge & heavy. Pentax offered small & light which I strongly prefer, especially for travel, and they still supported all M42 & K mount lenses.

I was a long time happy Pentax user with LBA since my *ist DS in 2005. I loved the K10D and it went round the world quite a few times.
However, in the end, I became dissatisfied with K5ii Low Light performance, no real AF-C and poor High ISO. This was all brought to a head with a frustrating experience on a once in a lifetime trip to the Amazon Jungle in 2018. Bobbing in a canoe, at sunset, all the small animals and birds at the water's edge, golden hour light, and me fighting and getting nothing worth having. I had to resort to my Sony Camcorder !! I am sure my technique could be improved a lot, but so could the tools.
Not much on the ground or on the horizon in the Pentax world then (late 2018).

So in Nov 2019 traded it all in for Nikon Z6 Mirrorless System. New brand and new technology. I was pretty sad to see the Pentax gear go, but was very happy to step into the modern world.

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