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03-29-2011, 01:15 PM   #1
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Well I have been driving myself around the bend researching DSLR cameras but have almost decided on Pentax K-7 or maybe K-20D. I am retiring soon to St Augustine Florida and since the weather is humid and I am mostly interested in nature/landscape photography I am drawn to the weather proofing of the Pentax cameras.
Since I have not been really into this hobby since SLR days [ Canon and Nikon] and have been a point and shoot for past years I am weighing whether I can handle a K-7. This forum has been VERY helpful and one of the selling points about Pentax.
Also researched Olympus E 620, Nikon D5000 and D90.

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Welcome to Pentax Forums ... a very helpful and friendly place indeed!

After many years of Nikon (film) photography and a few years of retirement, I recently went DSLR with the Pentax K-7 after a year or so of researching.

I have been extremely happy that I went with Pentax.
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Hi, and welcome to the forum. I went through the same research and questions. WR was also a consideration for me, along with built-in SR, and the great availability of older lenses. I also wanted to get a camera that was new enough (and challenging enough) that I wouldn't want to replace in a little while,
I hadn't touched an SLR since the early 70's, so the past couple of months have been a lot of learning, but being newly retired I've got the time. You'll be able to handle it - read the manual, take lots of shots, read it again, and keep looking for help here.
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