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02-17-2014, 09:11 PM   #16
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I would recommend getting the K50 only if you NEED focus peaking.

02-19-2014, 03:29 PM   #17
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I'm looking to but my first DSLR, and my two options are the k5 II and the k50, the d

Thanks for all the information,, I'm going for the K5 II, now on your opinion for the lenses I should start with:

I take a lot of close pictures of the kids inside and outside, and some landscapes, We also have long winters and snow here, and we go camping a lot so would be nice to get another one WR,,

I've been looking at getting two lenses for now,, one of following ones:


Pentax DA 50mm F1.8 $169 or
Pentax-DA 35mm F2.4 $199

and one Pentax smc DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR Lens $199


Thanks in advance for your input.
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There is tons of info on LBA, I mean lenses but the Pentax 18-135WR is hard to beat as a good walk around lens and covers the range of all the ones you listed. Really wouldn't waste your money on the 18-55 unless you intend to get the 55-300WR as well. Just a word of caution once you start down the lens path there is no turning back

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02-19-2014, 05:06 PM   #19
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Lenses There is tons of info on LBA, I mean lenses but the Pentax 18-135WR is hard to

Haha, thanks for the warning,,,about the no way back,,

What about any of the other two for low ligth and portraits?

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Don't know your budget but the 55 f1.4 is a really good portrait lens or the fa77 ltd ouch...If you want a 50mm I would look at the 1.4 or 1.7...

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Haha, thanks for the warning,,,about the no way back,,

What about any of the other two for low ligth and portraits?
Of the three lenses you listed, the DA 50mm 1.8 will be best for portraits.
02-19-2014, 05:59 PM   #22
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Thanks for all the information,, I'm going for the K5 II, now on your opinion for the lenses I should start with:

I take a lot of close pictures of the kids inside and outside, and some landscapes, We also have long winters and snow here, and we go camping a lot so would be nice to get another one WR,,

I've been looking at getting two lenses for now,, one of following ones:


Pentax DA 50mm F1.8 $169 or
Pentax-DA 35mm F2.4 $199

and one Pentax smc DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR Lens $199


Thanks in advance for your input.
The 50mm on a crop body is pretty long.. equivalent to a 75mm on Full frame. It would be good for portraits or in a situation where you didn't want to be TOO close to your subject (but still fairly close).

I bought it mostly for use indoors due to it being really fast (f/1.8) but didn't realize just how zoomed in 50mm on crop really felt.

So I bought the 35mm f/2.4 for indoors and it works well. Also good for outdoors photos although I'd still recommend an even wider lens if doing landscapes.

I also have the 18-135 WR as my walkaround.. it does good for that but has it's own share of issues. But you're just starting out so these things don't matter much right now.

I'd get the 18-55 WR for a cheap, starter walkaround and either/or/both prime lens mentioned after you've used the 18-55mm enough at both the 35mm and 50mm marks to see if you are comfortable shooting at those focal lengths.
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If price is not an object - get the K5II
Faster low light AF
More shots per battery charge
ability to extend battery life with grip
higher resale value
metal body

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