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01-02-2012, 07:42 AM   #1
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Hello All from Orlando

I am in the process of evaluating new equipment and believe the K-5 isleading at the moment. I am an amateur regarding photography skill buthopefully a quick study. Currently I am focusing on taking sports pictures,specifically soccer and basketball. I currently own an Olympus E 500 but reallyran into trouble with basketball (indoor lighting with no flash). I really likewhat I have read about the K-5 and especially the indoor abilities (ISO).Unfortunately I am retired and do not have an unlimited budget so I am tryingto purchase the necessary equipment for $1,500 - $2,000 range. I would reallyappreciate hearing from members who have used the K-5 for sporting events likesoccer and basketball. In addition, the lens you would recommend for suchevents. Thanks, I am looking forward to hearing from the members.

01-02-2012, 07:59 AM   #2
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Welcome! I'd recommend that you post your specific questions in the K-5 forum so that you can get a more through reply.

If you'd like to stay within that budget, then the Tamron 70-200mm F2.8 lens would be an excellent choice for sports:
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro AF Lens AF001P-700 B&H

You could also get the Pentax 55-300mm, but it is a bit slower, after all.

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01-02-2012, 08:27 PM   #3
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Thank you Adam, I will post on the K-5 forum. Also thanks for the initial input.

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