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04-02-2011, 10:59 AM   #1
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Hello from Cambridgeshire, UK

I don't normally introduce myself on fora, but since I've been asked nicely (:-)) here goes.

I've just switched from Olympus DSLRs, having had the E-1 and the E-3. I used the DZ12-60 and the 50-200 lenses with those cameras and I'm struggling to work out how to go with Pentax's lenses.

But so far I've bought a K-5 with 18-55, the 50-200 and a Tamron 10-24 (the widest lens that I've ever owned). I also have a M 50/4 Macro, to replace the DZ35/3.5 that I used with my Oly DSLRs (another excellent lens, despite its low price).

I now keep look covetously at the Limited lenses, but it's the 35/2.8 Macro that I should like first.


04-02-2011, 02:03 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.
You've chosen well in both body and lenses. And the DA 35 macro will be sure to impress you in more ways than one.
Enjoy your time with us as well as your photography.
04-02-2011, 02:15 PM   #3
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Welcome. You will fall in love with your K-5 if you already hav'nt
04-02-2011, 02:16 PM   #4
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Hi Chris and welcome,

The two "kit" lenses you've bought are remarkably good value for the low price you'll no doubt have paid. However, if you can find a good DA*16-50 (it's got a reputation for unreliability in the drive motor, but it's fixable) at a good price, you'll be pleasantly surprised at the jump in image quality you get.

I don't have the DA 35 macro, but I do have the 31 limited (and the 77) and everything people say about it (and the other) is true. However, if macro's your thing then the 35 is probably a good choice.

Looking forward to seeing your photos.


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Hi, and welcome to the forum. I imagine you are enjoying the K-5 as much as me, and hope you enjoy the forum as well.
04-02-2011, 10:20 PM   #6
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Thanks for those replies, and encouragement, chaps. I must say that the reviews on this site are a great resource, and well organised. Well done, the site organisers.


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