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09-30-2012, 08:31 PM   #1
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Hello from Kansas

Hello, I'm a new K-5 owner. For several years I've been using a Leica M3, mostly with an old 50mm Summilux lens (although I also have a Cosina/Voigtlander 21mm and a Leica 135mm Hektor). When I decided to get a decent DSLR, I knew I wanted something relatively compact, and something that could take some abuse.

After a lot of research, I bought a K-5 with the 18-55mm WR kit lens and a 31mm 1.8 Limited. So far I love the 31mm! I knew I would like it based on the reviews and images I saw online, but actually using it is a completely different experience.

I'm planning to use the Leica for black and white (I still develop my own film and print in my darkroom), and the Pentax for color. Seems like a pretty good match-up so far. But who knows...if I keep liking the Pentax this much, I may end up selling the Leica equipment to fund a couple of more Limited lenses with an LX or MX.

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