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12-11-2011, 07:09 PM   #1
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Hello everyone!

Many years ago I was a Nikon film SLR owner, moved to pocket digital cameras had Canon G10 (my copy was a lemon), currently using the Panasonic GF1 with the 20mm pancake lens. I live in Sawbridgeworth, England. I work on board a cruise ship, currently in Brazil.

After spending many hours online, I have decided to jump aboard the DSLR wagon. Pentax K5 seemed to have nailed it from my point of view. Light rugged; weather sealed above all the ISO rating! I have some concerns about their QC though. Currently my order is sitting in B&H warehouses as I am discussing with customs to receive it while in South America. I am happy to wait. I am still deciding on lenses and such. I have found the forum very helpful. My current order contains the SMCP-DA 17-70mm f/4 although I am agonising over the DA 16-50. jsherman999 posts have convinced me about DA 15mm limited. Feel free to advise I am looking for travel friendly, light gear. I love street photography, shooting landscapes, portraits and experimenting with lifestyle/photography

12-11-2011, 07:22 PM   #2
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Have you seen our fast normal zoom comparative review?
DA* 16-50mm vs. Sigma and Tamron 17-50mm F2.8 Comparison - Introduction

Might get you to change your mind regarding what walkaround to get

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12-11-2011, 07:39 PM   #3
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Adam, thank you for the link!

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