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02-04-2012, 04:41 PM   #1
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Just pulled the trigger on K-5

Greetings Pentaxians-

Since I'm no longer secretly lusting after the K-5 and limited primes, I figured I would formally introduce myself.

I've been shooting M4/3'ds for the last couple of years, which was my first foray into more serious photography...really enjoyed the small form factor and unobtrusiveness of those systems (I had an Olympus EPL-2 and Panasonic GH-2). I decided to move up to the K-5 for a few reasons:

1) Weatherproofing
2) Larger APS-C sensor = better low light/higher ISO abilities
3) Better glass (Subjective; my Panny 20mm f1.7 was VERY sharp, and had very good contrast)
4) Try something new

I'm working a deal on a 15mm f/2 Limited prime, and I'm hoping to pick up an DA 18-135mm WR for my outdoor forays. Ultimately upgrading to DA* 16-50 and 50-135 or 60-250 setup. Maybe a 70mm limited for portraits, oh and the 100mm macro WR as well....

We moved about 6 months ago from Arizona to the Seattle area, so I've got plenty of subject matter to work with. I'm really looking forward to seeing what the K-5 can do!

Anyways, I hope to make a positive contribution here, I plan to jump in to this new world with both feet.

I have some photos uploaded to my Flickr, if you want to see some truly mediocre shots, click here: Flickr: JADEJPhotos' Photostream

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You gonna love it


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Well, I went ahead and bought the 18-13mm WR lens instead...It should be pretty versatile, and I'll work on building the prime kit a little at a time.
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15mm f4 or f2?
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DA 15mm f2 limited probably next month...
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