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12-19-2012, 02:07 PM   #1
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I was a born Pentax user my dad used SPII, my first was the K1000. I took for granted the quality of the Pentax Lens.
A few years ago being pretty satisfied with the K-x, but a little frustrated my the AF performance, I wanted to upgrade. I VERY annoyed with the K-r AF issues, and same sensor as K-x, and the EXTREME high price in 2010 for the K-5!! I decided to sell all my Pentax gear!
BOY! do I regret that decision! I went to Micro Four Thirds, for size and value for the money, but HORRIBLE low light performance. More recently went to the Nikon system, great products, but just SO EXPENSIVE!!! And I really missed the SR from Pentax, so many features Nikon only puts into their $2000-$3000 bodies.

The most important thing for me of all is FAST, RELIABLE AF in low light!!! SO much that I considered the Canon 7D but such horrible dynamic range!!! And expensive Plastic Canon lenses!!!

I want to get a body and ONE lens!! to begin....

What should I get a K-30 or K-5 IIs or no s?
Is the low light AF that much better with the K-5 II than the K-30 or the original K-5?

Which lens? Limited 35 2.8 macro, Limited 43 1.9, FA 35 2, Limited 31 1.8 or 18-135 WR or maybe da* 16-50 2.8...

One Camera One Lens anyone got any Ideas?

12-19-2012, 03:24 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, glad to have you with us. Why not check out the K-5 & K-30 forums for further information on both cameras to help in your decision.
12-19-2012, 03:27 PM   #3
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Hmm... Tough situation.

One camera and one lens ONLY? To answer your question directly, I would say the K-30 and the FA 31mm f1.8 Limited.
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