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01-08-2013, 02:22 AM   #1
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greetings from uk

just ordered my k5 which should be with me tomorrow, last camera was a canon450d but started with a pentax me super that I loved hence why I have looked to see what pentax are up to now, looking forward to reading all the tips from this site also need help with a good lens for this camera!

01-08-2013, 05:02 AM   #2
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Congrats on the new camera... That's a really good one, and for the price it's going for this days i would buy one too if i had the juice.
As for the lenses...well it depends on your needs and likes, you can look up lots of threads of different lenses here on the forum and decide.
In pentax i kept just two lenses (i sold the rest when i bought a d800) the tammy 24-70 2,8 and the sigma 8-16..if i had to do it all over again i would definitely buy again the sigma but i would have gone for premium primes, compared to the price of the Nikon system i usually use now those primes have a great price...the FA limiteds have a stellar reputation.
Well...welcome and enjoy your new camera!
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Welcome here and hope you enjoy the forum.
You'll do fine with the K-5 - it really is a fine piece of engineering.
01-08-2013, 05:16 AM   #4
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Pentax Lens: Zooms - Pentax 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL II SMC DA (Tested) - SLRgear.com!
just purchased this lens for a bit play untill i get my main one,, good price for 30 ?

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01-09-2013, 04:16 AM   #6
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Good price indeed...just stick to that lens till you figure out wich focal lenghts youlike the most while you save up for the next one... shoot shoot and shoot and when you're comfortable you can pickup a cheap and good prime like the 35 to see if you like primes...
Happy shooting!
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Been reading a bit on the old primes but so many to choose from, can u recommend a one I need to look for it's landscape and macro I like?
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Nice choice with the K-5.

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For macro the tamron 90mm is good and has a fine price tag...
Then i think that, unless you do stiched panos, you'll need a couple of lenses to cover each of those needs (macro and landscape)... Depending on what you want to shoot the macro lens you'll need will be a Tele, if you're shooting bugs you'll want at least something like the tammy i mentioned...and while a long lens has got it's usages in landscape, you will probably want a wide angle lens too...the 15 limited is a fine one, you can check examples on it's thread, or the sigma 10-20, or the pentax 12-24...
The zoom you bought ain't no good for macro, but you can use it till you get to see if you need something wider.
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