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05-23-2011, 06:18 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Getting a K5 benefits my granddaughter!

When I invested in a K5, that left me with two other Pentax DSLRs, a K200D and a K100D. I plan on using the K200D as a backup, but wondered what I'd do with that K100D. One of my granddaughters, an 11-year-old who lives in another state, recently visited. She was taking pictures with a digital point and shoot, and was doing some good stuff with it. She has a good eye for composition, and she's incredibly bright for her age.

So I gave her my K100D, and a nice 50mm f/1.7 lens as a starter kit. I've upgraded it with the latest software so it will take SDHC cards. I also gave her the owner's manual and three "how to" books on digital photography. Wow, she practically inhaled the books within a week, and is now doing some really creative stuff with her beginner DSLR. I got my start in digital photography with that camera, and I think it will serve admirably for her.

For K5 owners now finding themselves with surplus but very usable cameras, I suggest you consider passing them on down the family tree; who knows, it could be the start of something grand!


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Good job, gramps! Post some of her work
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I did a very similar thing when I upgraded from the Kx to the K5.
My daughter has always wanted to get a DSLR, but having a young family doesn't have the money to buy one.
So I gave her practically all my gear. KX, 18-55mm & 50-200mm kit lenses. Sigma 100-300DL zoom and my Rokinon flash which worked fine on the Kx but would not work on the K5. I also gave her my sling back bag to carry it all.

I felt much better doing that than trying to sell it all, and I added another Pentax user to the world.
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I gave my daughter my first DSLR, a K110D and the 18-55 and 50-200mm lenses. Sort of fitting to since she was the one who convinced my wife to buy it for me for Christmas several years back.

Pass em on folks!


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QuoteOriginally posted by MRRiley Quote

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Pass em on folks!

Exactly Mike and they don't have to be to family either. When I got my K20D I passed on my K10D to my brother in law who eventually passed it on to my nephew, sadly, it doesn't get much use. When I got my K-x I gave my ist DS to a young co-worker and he's taken well over 5000 shots with it in the 6 months he's had it, he's also developed full blown LBA.

NaCl(pass it on, if you don't have a family member a co-worker or neighbor will do)H2O

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