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06-04-2011, 06:33 AM   #1
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I'm new to Pentaxforums, but not new to Pentax cameras. I'm still using the K2 that my future wife gave me as a gift in 1978, and I've since added a ZX-5n and a ZX-L to my collection of film cameras. As you might have guessed, I still shoot film, but have finally entered the 21st century, using a 5mp p&s from which I am looking to upgrade. I look forward to some useful discussions with both film and digital users.

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Hint, hint, tell the future wife to check your gift registry at B&H photo.

Do you find it kind of difficult to make important decisions?
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Welcome to the forum.
You've come to the right place.
Depending on your needs and budget, you will certainly find a decent camera body that will fit the bill for you.
My suggestion is to choose from the K-x or K-r in small, entry-level models or the K-7 or K-5 for a more advanced enthusiast model.

06-05-2011, 06:04 AM   #5
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Thanks for the input. I've already played a bit with the K-X at my local camera store and will likely purchase a Pentax DSLR once my finances are in sufficient shape. And, yes, 1978; my K2 is still in top shape and takes excellent photographs. I graduated to an AF SLR a number of years ago as my aging eyes found it more difficult focus manually.

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