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09-16-2012, 12:49 AM   #1
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Hello from Prague!

Hi Everyone!

I am planning to purchase the K-5... hoping that after the K-5II release the K-5 prices will drop, or I can pick up a used one for a good price.

I'd also like some advice about lens options - I'm really liking the idea of the 18-135mm lense as an all-purpose lens, but it's quite expensive even in a kit. I could pick up the 18-55WR and 50-200WR for significantly less, but not sure if I want to be switching lenses so often. Another possibility is to pick up just the 18-55WR and then pick up the tamron (or the new pentax branded) 18-270. Eventually I'm also interested in a couple of the primes but that will probably be after I start using and get to know the camera a bit.

I'm definitely an amateur - I have been shooting with a small point/shoot digital for a long time, and with a film SLR (Nikon N75) for the past 5 years or so. I'm not really happy with the image quality of my point/shoot, and I finally got sick of the cost of buying and developing film (it's quite expensive here in Prague).

I'm ready to pick up the K-5 and hopefully start to take some higher quality photos .


09-16-2012, 03:33 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, I know you won't be disappointed with the Pentax K-5, I doubled my pleasure by buying two of them!!
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Welcome akom, the k5 is a great deal.

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