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07-06-2012, 06:42 AM   #1
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I bought my first Pentax in 1980 (ME Super) and have stayed with the brand. Since the switch to digital a few years ago (K100D then K-7), I have a renewed interest in photography. I consider myself an advanced hobby photographer. Occasionally, I agree to shoot something for hire.

With a daughter considering a photography major in college, should I consider a switch to Canon equipment? I assume Canon or Nikon are the standard brands used on campus and I would prefer for both of us to be able to share equipment.

If I stay with Pentax, I am considering upgrading to a K-5, but if I switch to Canon, I may test the waters with a used 40D.

This is my equipment list, not including a few 35mm bodies.

Pentax K-7, Pentax K100D, SMC Pentax-DA 18-55, Tamron 28-75mm f2.8, SMC Pentax A 50mm f1.7, Kalimar MC 135mm f2.8, Pentax AF-360FGZ flash

07-06-2012, 11:08 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard! If your campus has a "cage" of canikon gear, then it probably wouldn't be a bad idea to switch. On the other hand, with that system you won't get weather sealing, and you'll probably end up spending more on a high-end body.

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