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06-28-2011, 02:41 AM   #1
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just about to buy my Pentax K5 need some advice

Hi This is my first post on the forum and would like to ask a few things if i could.

At the moment i have a Pentax K100D and 2 additional Prime lenses. I just want to check that these lenses will all work with the K5 when i get it??

Also the best price i can see is at Simply Electronics for 929 with 18 -55mm WR lens. Has anyone bought from them before or heard anything about them?

Also i am looking to buy a wide angle lens for mostly interior shots although i will use it for others, and thought the DA 14 mm / 2,8 lens looked good. Any thoughts on this one too?

Thanks in advance for your help.


06-28-2011, 04:02 AM   #2
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If the lenses work with your k100d, they'll work with the k-5.
06-28-2011, 04:53 AM   #3
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Thanks for that :-)
06-28-2011, 06:30 AM   #4
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Yes, as already stated, the lenses will work with the K5.

The DA14 is a nice lens from the little bit I used mine (now sold). I don't know what kind of Interior shots you are thinking of but you might actually want to be able to go wider. I would look into the DA12-24 (the reason I sold the 14).

Welcome to the forums and an early welcome to the Club!

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06-29-2011, 03:15 AM   #5
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thank you for that i got a bit ahead of myself and they were bot delivered today. I cannot wait to try them out.
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Try it out immediately and let us know what you think.
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I have a DA14/2.8 and it's a fantastic lens.

Did you say you went and bought one? Well done! you won't be disappointed
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Love it!!

Yes i got the lens and the K5 and love them both. I am so impressed with the K5. Took some shots in the city today and can't believe how much light and shade it takes in and how true the colours are. Still getting to grips with everything but very impressed so far.


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