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11-21-2012, 07:13 PM   #1
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Back up Recommendation for K-7

Going on long road trip through the Northwest US and Canada next fall. My significant other, aka spouse, also likes to shoot photos. I thought that it would be good to look for used back up camera to my K-7, then both can photograph what we want. I have some time before I need to purchase meaning used prices could drop along the way to next Sept.

Lens = 15mm Ltd, 35-70 F zoom, 70-210 F zoom, and DA 16-45.

It appears that a KX might be a better camera back up than a KR.

What do you think?

11-21-2012, 07:20 PM   #2
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Maybe consider a K-01?
About $350 can get you a new body at B&H/Adorama or $450 with DA 40 2.8 XS Lens (so it's like paying $100 for a normally $250 lens).
11-21-2012, 08:10 PM   #3
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Julie is right, the K-01 is a killer deal right now as a backup for a K mount camera. If you have to have a viewfinder (and some do) and want to use lenses that are longer or have slow apertures then the K-x is, in my opinion having owned both, a better camera than the K-r and has the added benefit of running on AA batteries.
11-21-2012, 09:37 PM   #4
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+1 for the K-01.

I have a K-7 and I bought a K-01 for my wife. She love the IQ. When we travel, we can share the lenses and that is great.

I add that I really like the K-01's IQ in low light.


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