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02-14-2011, 02:07 PM   #1
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Hello from a lucky guy

Hello to one and all.
I've been using this site for a while to gather info about Pentax dslr.
I've had my Nikon D50 for 5yrs and felt that it is a good time to move on.
As I have no Vr Nikon lenses and most of their better bodies are much larger then the D50, I have decided to jump ship and move to Pentax.
My father in law had an old Pentax 35mm slr and I was always impressed with pictures from it.
I had in mind a used K7 or used Kr - but my wife didn't object too much when I suggested a new K5 with 18-135 and used 50-300 might be better in the long run.
So after selling some Nikon lenses and flash I have the K5!.
I now need to take a hell of a lot more photos do it justice.

Now off to K5 section with some questions.


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Welcome aboard! Your choices in body and lenses are very interesting, and show that you have made your homework...
02-14-2011, 04:47 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum, enjoy that new K5, by all accounts a cracking piece of kit.

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Welcome to the forum and enjoy the new kit!
02-14-2011, 06:19 PM   #6
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The K-5 looks like a really nice camera but I will have to wait ont he price to come down some, still have 3 kids in college.
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Nice start in the Pentax world, Lucky. Welcome to the forum.

I'm in mackie's boat - putting my 4th (and fortunately last) kid through college. I'm sticking with some old film SLRs for now.

02-17-2011, 03:07 PM   #8
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Hope you enjoy the K5 been trying out the 18-135mm good lens , let us know how you get on with it. Dave

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