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05-15-2015, 01:58 PM   #16
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Need a recommendation Please...

My K30 is just over 2 yrs old. I am still not yet proficient at understanding the settings for my camera, but have mostly relied on the auto setting & various scene settings to take my images until I become more familiar with other settings. Since about 2 months ago, any & all pics are woefully underexposed, unless I manually increase exposure to max. I am unemployed and had started to try to sell some of my better images online to help with finances. Now that my camera will no longer cooperate to produce further images, I risk even the little added financial peace of mind from potential sales of my images.

I've read a bit about similar, if not the same issue, with other K30 owners. Based on what I know of repair costs (starting around $175 - $200) and the likelihood that my camera's issue could deem it a lemon, repair costs could easily top $300 or more. I cannot afford such repair costs, especially with little to no guarantee the issue will be resolved permanently.

So I ask you folks please to help me determine which other Pentax DSLR, or point & shoot model I may be able to find & afford around the same price point as potentially repeated repairs (out of warranty). I enjoy taking macro shots quite a bit, so I would rather not go with a point & shoot (sample attached). I would like the flexibility to get a dedicated macro lens at some point in the not too distant future. My budget is a max of about $400. Please offer any recommendations or suggestions you think may help.

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05-15-2015, 02:12 PM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by Photoliv41 Quote
My budget is a max of about $400.
The K-50 body only with SD card is $309.99 they probably won't last long at that price.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/94-pentax-price-watch/295447-k-50-309-94-a.html
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QuoteOriginally posted by Not a Number Quote
The K-50 body only with SD card is $309.99 they probably won't last long at that price.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/94-pentax-price-watch/295447-k-50-309-94-a.html
Where did you find them at this price?
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Where did you find them at this price?
On B&H Photo and Amazon. Click on the link in the above post to the Price Watch posting by Adam.

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On B&H Photo and Amazon. Click on the link in the above post to the Price Watch posting by Adam.
Do you know if I can use my 18-55 lens from my K-30? Would like to be able to salvage something from that camera purchase that might save me $ on this one.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Photoliv41 Quote
Do you know if I can use my 18-55 lens from my K-30? Would like to be able to salvage something from that camera purchase that might save me $ on this one.
Yes you can use your 18-55 on the K-50.
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Update... confirmed 18-55 lens is compatible with most other Pentax camera bodies At least I won't have to fork out more $ on top of a camera body.
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