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02-25-2011, 08:30 PM   #1
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Hello from the Chicago! (burbs)

Hi All,

I have been shooting with a Canon 50e since the 90's. Made a small jump to digital with a Canon S5is in '05 just for convenience while waiting for advanced technology to improve and trickle down from the high end to the more affordable dSLR's.

So last fall the time to jump into the dSLR world seemed to be the right, naturally coming from Canon I first looked there, and glanced at the Nikon's. I was ready to pull the trigger on a 7D or 60D, but the 7D felt too big and bulky, the 60D felt cheap and plasticky. So while dragging my feet I did some research on Pentax, the K5 looked like a great camera on paper, based on size, weight, and specs. I then stumbled upon this forum, learned what Pentax camera/lenses were capable of and made the jump. It was really an easy decision seeing all the great pictures, and great advice here.

Looking forward to taking great pictures!

Thanks All,

02-26-2011, 05:44 PM   #2
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Welcome Herb! We can't wait to see you posting some pictures! The forum has free photo gallery space for the purpose!
02-26-2011, 11:38 PM   #3
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Hi Herb,
Your decision process sounds the same as mine - ditto on the Canons, and the Nikon was too big. The K-5 feels great in my hand. Enjoy!

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