Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
12-17-2007, 04:55 PM   #1
Veteran Member
Buddha Jones's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Charlotte, NC
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,591
So what are you going to buy?

With all the new gear coming out, bodies and lenses... what are you going ot buy first? Will you opt for the new bodies if they are in fact readily available next month (or there abouts) or will you wait for the new glass coming out? Personally I think I will be opting for the glass.

12-17-2007, 05:06 PM   #2
Site Supporter
Marc Langille's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: NW Arkansas, USA
Posts: 4,702
QuoteOriginally posted by Buddha Jones Quote
With all the new gear coming out, bodies and lenses... what are you going ot buy first? Will you opt for the new bodies if they are in fact readily available next month (or there abouts) or will you wait for the new glass coming out? Personally I think I will be opting for the glass.
Well, for me it's the camera bodies... sorry, I cannot give a timeline. Now NDA kicks in...

Regarding lenses: I already have the glass I want/need for right now... Well, almost everything... still plan on getting a super telephoto for sure , and anything else I might "need"...

Cheers,
Marc
12-17-2007, 05:09 PM   #3
Junior Member




Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sydney
Posts: 27
I've just put in an order for a K10D, amazing price and does what I need for the moment. Pretty happy with my lens lineup right now. (I can cover 8 - 300mm with my glass).

About to order big on what counts the most, lighting gear! , Monolights, lightmeter, diffusers etc. Stuff that will work on any system
12-17-2007, 05:14 PM   #4
Veteran Member




Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Norman, Oklahoma USA
Posts: 350
My plan is the new DA* 300 f4.0 as soon as it is available. Maybe the DA* 200 also. If the new 20d or what ever has 5fps that will be one the list also.

12-17-2007, 05:41 PM   #5
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bangor, Maine
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,382
Vivitar 285 flash any day now.

18-250 as soon as it hits $400

K20D as soon as it hits $1,000

Already updated my computer to handle the larger files.
12-17-2007, 08:47 PM   #6
Site Supporter
SpecialK's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: So California
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 14,428
Maybe the newer body - next year. And a Sigma 600mm f8 mirror if I can find one.
12-17-2007, 08:57 PM   #7
Veteran Member
codiac2600's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Rockford, Illinois
Posts: 2,030
Well right now I'm planning on buying 2 K20D's becuase it will be the best camera for the buck and much more of what I need, but there is some money I'm putting away for one other thing...
12-17-2007, 09:17 PM   #8
Junior Member




Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 36
My money is going towards glass, flash and accessories. That's the end of the kit I need to round out so that I can handle any situation that comes at me. The K10D does me fine right now.

12-17-2007, 09:19 PM   #9
Veteran Member
benjikan's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Paris, France
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,309
I'm going to buy a "Valium" the size of a Hockey Puck...
12-17-2007, 09:28 PM   #10
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2006
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,713
I'd rather not say, just in case that partial sponsorship doesn't happen
There's 1 hoop in the way, and it's a big one.
12-17-2007, 09:29 PM   #11
Veteran Member




Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: LI, NY
Posts: 313
QuoteOriginally posted by codiac2600 Quote
Well right now I'm planning on buying 2 K20D's becuase it will be the best camera for the buck and much more of what I need, but there is some money I'm putting away for one other thing...
Well, that's about $3000 + whatever else you're saving for. At least that camera store you work for is throwing a lot of money your way.
12-17-2007, 09:47 PM   #12
Veteran Member
codiac2600's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Rockford, Illinois
Posts: 2,030
QuoteOriginally posted by mutley Quote
Well, that's about $3000 + whatever else you're saving for. At least that camera store you work for is throwing a lot of money your way.
And doing the whole photography thing has made me some decent money
12-17-2007, 10:26 PM   #13
Veteran Member




Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Auckland
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 452
I think ill stick to glass till my K10 blows up. Love shooting manual but i hate lugging the 'ol legends around the street. 35 limited looks like a good lens to have along with the 21 and 70 for a solid street kit (wish that new 55 was a pancake).
12-17-2007, 10:43 PM   #14
Senior Member




Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Tennessee, USA
Posts: 111
Right now, I'm thinking glass. That may change depending on features (e.g., ISO) of the high-end body. Shooting sports in low-light and capturing wildlife begs for the extra stops.

I'll keep dreaming of the A*/FA* tele glass that cost as much as my first car.
12-17-2007, 10:55 PM   #15
Junior Member




Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Oregon, USA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 49
If the new camera has a significant improvement in AF speed (both low light and tracking moving subjects) to make it comparable to competitors (40D and/or D300), then I'd probably get a new body and perhaps the new 60-250 F/4 lens over the following months. Otherwise, I might just get that lens. I must say if the K20d doesn't have significant AF improvement over the K10d, it would shake my faith in the whole Pentax system a little bit.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
bodies, glass, pentax news, pentax rumors
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pentax SMC FA 50mm/F1,4 to buy or not to buy? Eugene-S Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 22 12-05-2010 02:04 PM
Should I buy this laptop to speed up my workflow or buy a new lens? crossover37 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 26 09-24-2010 09:41 AM
Should I be a good Pentax choirboy and buy a DA 15 Limited or buy the Sigma 10-20mm? tokyoso Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 42 03-14-2010 04:54 PM
SIGMA 70-200mm f/2.8 II EX DG APO Macro HSM Lens for PENTAX:To buy or not to buy? thelittlecar Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 21 12-31-2009 06:01 AM
LBA help! buy 17-70 or sell the 70-300 and buy 18-250 cardikat Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11 12-30-2009 03:55 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:56 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top