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12-20-2015, 09:40 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by assa1 Quote
As far as I am concerned, Canikons aren't bad at all BUT they are not Pentax. Thats the main cons.


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Welcome to the K-50 owners club.
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This thread might be a feedback loop, but I'm totally on board.
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That may have been the smartest thing you ever did. The K-50 is the real sleeper in photography. I have a K-3 and others, but that K-50 stays with me. The results blow me away.

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Not long ago I decided to get a "real" camera again and shelve the little Canon P&S. Not a stranger to photography but has been some twenty years since I was serious about it. Was having a hard time deciding which system to go with. Canon or Nikon. Nikon or Canon. Pentax never entered my mind. Living in Oregon I wanted a weather sealed camera. WR Canons and Nikons were kind of pricey for me so one day just did a google search for "best deal on weather proof dslr." Up popped Pentax K-50. A bit more research on this camera convinced me it was just what I was looking for. Ordered one online and am SO happy I did. The build quality and added WR over similar priced canikons is amazing.
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I have a K-30 and love the thing. These cameras pack tons of quality into the price. What are your future lens plans scwinn?
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Well the lens system is amazing and legacy lenses are so inexpensive that I gave myself a $250 budget for now. Here is what I got:

- A Pentax 50mm 1.8 prime (everyone should have a nice prime...) About $100
- A used Tamron 18mm - 250mm f4.5 - f5.6 (I think..) About $75
- A used Pentax (FA) 80mm - 200mm f4.5 - f5.6 About $30
- A used Tokina 100mm - 300mm f5.6 - f6.3 about $35
- Finally A Pentax 35mm - 80mm cost ma $20

I do lots of nature photography hence the long zooms, and I do street photography with the kit lens. In the future I will add a wide zoom, and another wr lens perhaps the 50-200mm. All I know is there are so many legacy lenses to choose from. Some are good. Others not so good however I am having fun with my new kit. Thank-you Pentax!
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