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03-17-2012, 02:49 PM   #1
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K-5 or should I wait longer....

I sold my K-10D 6 months ago and was thinking of buying K-5.
I remember reading in this forum that by the end of the year Ricoh might come up with a new DSLR.

Should I wait or K-5 is good enough?
Is K-5 going to be history soon like k-10D?

If I buy a K-5, what would be the must-have prime lens. (I normally shoot nature like plants, small birds, I already have 40mm Pancake lens)

Too many questions, sorry about this.

Any suggestion would be appreciated.

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03-17-2012, 03:11 PM   #2
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Bonjour,

Tough call in many ways, but I bet that the K-5 will be around for a (long) while even after its successor is released ... it's a great product, period. We'll see soon.

If it's within your price point tolerances, look at a D FA 100mm f2.8 Macro WR ... just a super versatile lens. Too short for real "birding", but wonderful for plants & bugs.

Here's the PF review - SMC Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro WR Reviews - D FA Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

Also there's this - Tamron 90mm Macro vs Pentax 100mm WR: Review - Introduction - PentaxForums.com

Allez et bon courage, John le Frog

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There will always come something better so you don't need to worry the K5 will also be history.
For the Price the K5 is amazing, if you wait for the new K5 then expect to pay almost double that.

Plants and birds is a bit hard to shoot with one lens....
You can do it with the DA*300 but it isn't cheap.
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wait for FF


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Get the K-5 now, then upgrade to the full-frame next year or whenever it will be out.

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Don't hold your breath on any FF hope ...

QuoteOriginally posted by Spare Tire Quote
wait for FF
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Get the K-5 now, then upgrade to the full-frame next year or whenever it will be out.
Why upgrade to fullframe if you want to shoot birds?
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Buy now. When it's time to upgrade, give me a deal on it :-) if I could afford it, I'd have a second one for a back -up in case one went down. Highly unlikely but I'd hate to be without one. Even if Ricoh comes up with something remarkable, I can't envision parting with it. I still have my LX too. Once in awhile there's a body that is just too comfortable in your hands for you to let it go. The K5 just works for me!

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Why upgrade to fullframe if you want to shoot birds?
Agreed !!

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Thanks John,

I will definitely look at 100 mm macro option.

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You are right, I should enjoy the present. :-)

Thanks for the advice!
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Get the K-5 now, then upgrade to the full-frame next year or whenever it will be out.
Ok, K-5 it is then... Would like to buy it from BH. Where can I find the complete details on how to buy it through this forum?

-Mouli
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Ok, K-5 it is then... Would like to buy it from BH. Where can I find the complete details on how to buy it through this forum?

-Mouli
Here
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/welcomes-introductions/101547-do-you-buy-...taxforums.html

You will suppor PF by using these links. Good on you....
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I got mine from Adorama but either is a good place to buy from and you help support the forum with your purchase if you click through the link at the bottom of Adam's post.

As for lenses - a nice macro would seem a good choice given your interests. Also, as a walk around lens, the 18-135 is a very strong choice because it covers a solid range and is WR. Good luck.
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I got mine from Adorama but either is a good place to buy from and you help support the forum with your purchase if you click through the link at the bottom of Adam's post.

As for lenses - a nice macro would seem a good choice given your interests. Also, as a walk around lens, the 18-135 is a very strong choice because it covers a solid range and is WR. Good luck.
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