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12-11-2011, 08:05 AM   #1
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Cheers all. After 35 years of Nikon Film use, I have chosen as my first serious DSLR to be the Pentax K-5. I am very glad about it. I live in very Southern Florida. It can rain at any moment. Paired my K-5 to the WR 18-135. Even though I can use my Nikon lenses native, I am waiting on an ordered Adapter to make the pairing more secure. If I am satisfied with the usability of this then great. Otherwise I will start buying Pentax primes and sell the Nikon lenses. I am going for broke on this. Love the useability of the K-5. And this is after trying the Nikon D300 and D7000.

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Great choice of camera, ordered mine last friday =) Hope you'll enjoy it as much as I will
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From what I hear, I think you'll be somewhat unimpressed with the converters you can get for Nikon to Pentax K, which also means you'll get to join the ranks of LBA and start procuring Pentax glass en-masse.

I've done some shooting in your neck of the woods, and really any of the DA* line is great for shooting in a Florida downpour; however for most of the legendary primes, I'm afraid they're not weather sealed. I usually just keep a DA* lens with me if the weather looks like it could quickly switch.


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