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04-25-2011, 03:42 AM   #1
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Hi to all Pentaxians...

from Austria...
i still do not belong to the Pentaxian Community, but I impatiantly await the end of may to order a brand new K-5 at my local retailer.
Until now I was the owner oft a Canon EOS-400D which was sold recently...searching for a more professional cam my local retailer suggested Pentax: "small company..good service..good products..."he handed me the new K-5 over and i liked the size and the small body immediately,....much smaller than the Canon bodies...
So i am observing this forum since 3 months, know all about the problems of the K-5, pros and cons but still wanna buy at first sight maybe? gg
the first challenge will be the Paris Air Show end of June so i attend to buy the 18-55 mm Kit and additionally the 55-300mm for the flight displays although my local retailer recommends the 18-135mm as i don't need to change lenses at all....for me it seems to small at the telefoto end.

Greetings from Austria,

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04-25-2011, 08:16 AM   #3
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Welcome. I think for an air show the 18-135 would be to small for in flight shots. The da 55-300 is a great lens. Great IQ.
04-25-2011, 09:15 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum, CuriousEye. Lucky you to get to be in Paris in June! I have the 18-135, and love the lens, but agree that it is too short for the more distant air shots.


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