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09-21-2012, 07:47 PM   #1
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First DSLR, now or should I wait a little bit longer?

Hello everyone,

I'm thinking about getting into the DLSR world. I currently have hold a Canon Eos 1000d and Fujifilm prosumer which I likely borrow from my college-journalist-organization. I primarily take human interest photo's, related to my journalist position. Well from now on, the borrowing days are over and I'd like to have a camera of my own. I was looking at the Pentax k-30, k-5, or the new K-5II, another reason I intend to have a pentax is because I happen to have an old Pentax film-camera (lenses included). I am open to other suggestions, though. The problem is, should I buy now the K-30/K-5 (I already have the budget for K-30 + 55-135 kit lens) or should I gather some more money and take the K-5 II? The first could be worth the lense, while the latest could worth the tech and gear. It's all about investing your money, isn't it? I welcome every advice.


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Are you into video at all? If not, then the K-5 (or K-5 II) is still the better choice for stills.

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09-25-2012, 09:33 PM   #3
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I wouldn't mind if the camera has video's on it. Compared to the video's on the K-5 II, which one would be the best buy?
09-27-2012, 06:01 PM   #4
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My suggestion is this:
If WR is a must have feature for you, then get the K-5/K-30. ( I bought my K-30 largely because of the WR feature, it rains here in Seattle a lot.)
If WR is not a must have for you, then I strongly suggest you check out Nikon's new D600.


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