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12-23-2012, 01:37 PM   #1
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Hello everybody... I'm on the point of purchasing a Pentax K5 and have joined this forum for some helpful info... I'm looking to do some wildlife/birding photography and also some macro stuff. I would be grateful for any advice on lenses and as my budget isn't going to run to more than 1000 gbp in total this is a tight remit ... any thoughts?

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QuoteOriginally posted by logjam Quote
Hello everybody... I'm on the point of purchasing a Pentax K5 and have joined this forum for some helpful info... I'm looking to do some wildlife/birding photography and also some macro stuff. I would be grateful for any advice on lenses and as my budget isn't going to run to more than 1000 gbp in total this is a tight remit ... any thoughts?
Welcome aboard! The K-5 won't let you down from an image quality standpoint, but you will need to invest in some longer lenses for wildlife and a good macro lens (like the Tamron 90mm or Pentax 100mm). If you have any specific questions, please post them in our K-5 or lens forums to get a more detailed response!

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Welcome aboard! The K-5 won't let you down from an image quality standpoint, but you will need to invest in some longer lenses for wildlife and a good macro lens (like the Tamron 90mm or Pentax 100mm). If you have any specific questions, please post them in our K-5 or lens forums to get a more detailed response!
Thanks for your reply Adam... I've just been looking at this and figure it could be a good option as a "walkaround" lens with a good macro facility?
SMC Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro
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Thanks for your reply Adam... I've just been looking at this and figure it could be a good option as a "walkaround" lens with a good macro facility?
SMC Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro
The 35mm is a great lens, but it feels a little short for macro. I actually ended up selling mine as I prefer a 100mm for macro.

Apart from that minor issue, though, the 35mm is insanely sharp and it offers great bokeh. We have a review of it on our homepage, and plenty of user reviews in the lens database!


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