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09-26-2011, 11:32 AM   #1
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Howdy all,

I've been lurking for a while. Just getting into dslr's and picking Pentax. So hard not to buy the k-5, but my economics dictates I start with the K-r.

Oh the lens choices...I want them all!!!


So, um...HI

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09-26-2011, 11:33 AM   #2
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Welcome Definitely give it some though- at $1199, the K-5 is quite the steal right now!

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09-26-2011, 11:35 AM   #3
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i'm think of starting with the 35mm 2.4 and an a-mount 50mm 1.7


but the kit....hmm...maybe it's good enough to start with?!?! hmmm so cheap.
09-26-2011, 11:49 AM   #4
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If you want to start with those lenses, I would go for the K-5 body-only. You could also to the K-r kit with the 35mm - depends on your budget! The K-r kit would yield a savings of $75 or so.


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09-26-2011, 12:37 PM   #5
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that 35mm kit certainly caught my attention! but only in black....hmmm.. if i buy from two sites(abe's and adorama) it's only $36 more for red ^__^

i hear ya on the k-5.....ugh.
09-27-2011, 08:32 AM   #6
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i bit on the red kr.

picked up the 35mm 2.4 from bhphoto using yall's link. ^_^ now to pick up an old pentax-a 50/1.7
then decide on something with some reach.

i figure, spend less on the body and more on the glass. with the k-5 it would have been a used 18-55.
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