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03-25-2012, 12:42 AM   #1
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Pentax Convert

I am a recent Pentax convert. I am jumping the Nikon ship to give Pentax a shot.

The reason?

My brand new K-5 and DA* 16-50 2.8 are on the way. They cost roughly the same amount as just a brand new Nikon 17-55 2.8 alone. My new K-5 and lens are weather sealed better than my old D7000, D300 and not a single one of my lenses was weather sealed.

I am so very excited to start shooting with it. I just got the body in the mail on friday, and get my lens this monday. Seriously, the wait is torturous. Looking over the body, and through the menus (the only thing I can even do at this point) I love the customization that is allowed. I think the USER setting with five different data bases is going to be far more useful than the U1 and U2 setting of my D7000.

So, while I am an experienced photographer, I will be relying on you guys for guidance!

Gary

03-25-2012, 12:52 AM   #2
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Welcome, you gonna love the K5 and the DA* 16-50.
Even the 18-55 WR kitlens is capable of surviving a heavy snowshower for over an hour

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Welcome onboard

I understand how hard it is waiting for the lense and only sit with the body in hand - was in the same situation back when i ordered my K100D, years ago
Looking forward to hear how everything turns out, once the lense arrives.
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Welcome to the forums, and welcome to the Pentax world!

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Welcome aboard, mate. Right decision made.

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