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02-10-2013, 12:08 PM   #1
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Is the k511s too much camera for the 16-45 abd the 55-300?

I have and older k200 body and the 16-45 and 55-300 zooms. I want to up grade the body, I would love to up grade the lens too,
but am on a limited budget. My question is should I consider the K-5 11 or K-5 11s, the k-5 or the K-30 Are my lens "enough," for the newer
bodies? I do enlarge to 20x30 for personal use on my hotel walls. I shoot mostly landscapes, some animals and an occasional indoor scene.
I have a 1.4 50mm for that. I have been a shooting Pentax since Vietnam as the old Spot was such a jewel. Thanks

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The K-5 IIs is best for shooting with primes, but I would say that both of those lenses would still work fine if you upgrade your body. Later on you might want to consider upgrading the 16-45mm to a Sigma or Tamron 17-50mm if you want a little better IQ.

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If you're asking whether it will resolve 1:1, probably not unless stopped down to F8 or so. Even then, as Adam said, primes are best(Especially for blowing up to 20x30).
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Impossible to answer with the information given. How stringent are you with your printing? Do you colour profile and correctly output sharpen for your selected media or do you just hit print on your consumer grade desktop printer?

If you're not the most demanding fine arts printer, then your 16-45 will be more than adequate.

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I have the 55-300 & I've recently upgraded to the K5IIs. I've noticed much better performance on the long end handheld than I ever had on the K200. A slow lens on a faster sharper camera is still going to work better than a slow lens on a slow camera.
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