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06-04-2011, 06:28 AM   #1
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Is the K-r right for me?

Hi guys,

I'm new to digital photography and am planning to purchase the K-r at some time in the next few weeks, but I need to be sure that it has the custom settings that I require. My main interest is astrophotography, but the camera will also be used for wildlife shots and even some family photos. With the astrophotography in mind, does the K-r have the mirror-lock function? and if not, is this something I really need to worry about? I have read many reviews on the K-r and it seems that thenoise reduction performance at higher ISOs would be suitable for my intended uses. Is there anyone here who uses the K-r for astrophotography who can recommend (or even steer me clear of...) this model?

Many Thanks in advance,

Mike G

06-04-2011, 06:31 AM   #2
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Yes, it has MLU- as far as shutter control goes it should have all the features you need. There are plenty of astrophotographers around here and I'm sure you'll get some more details replies soon!

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06-05-2011, 07:54 AM   #3
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Excellent! Well, I kinda got all excited and I've actually purchased the K-r now xD
I found a deal at a local Currys store (I'm in the UK) for the K-r with the 18-55mm and 50-200mm lenses for 499.99 (around $799). It's charging now, so hopefully I'll have my first few pictures ready in the next couple of days.

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