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04-16-2013, 10:12 PM - 1 Like   #1
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I did it!

Hello All,
after purchasing the Q10 a few months ago and having fun with it I still felt the need for something more substantial. I lurked on the PentaxForums and was trying to decide between a K5 II and the K30. A pro photographer friend was advising me to go the canikon route but my heart was with Pentax.
So today I bought the K30 with the 18-135mm and I'm lusting after the DA 50mm 1.8 that the salesman let me try on. Maybe I should save a bit more and get the DA*55mm as it is also weather sealed.
I hope to be able to develop my skills and someday post some on this site.
Thanks to all the contributors that have helped me make my decision.

04-16-2013, 10:43 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and welcome to the Pentax Family.
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Welcome to the forum, enjoy that new K-30, it's a great piece of kit.
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Welcome to the Forums . The K-30 is an enjoyable camera . I am saving for the 18-135.

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I have the same kit (18-135) and now own 28mm F2.8, 50mm F1.4 and 50mm F1.7
LBA already has me in full grip, be careful!

But anyhow, welcome to the forum and the Pentax family, enjoy!
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Thanks for the welcome folks.
I went out in Tokyo on my last day here and took some pics at Asakusa. A bit nervous at first carrying the camera around looking like a tourist, definitively more conspicuous than the Q10 but soon relaxed and was snapping away happily.
Wullemaha, How's your experience with the 50mms? I had to resist LBA today as I had to get pressies for my parents in the UK. I'm off back to Melbourne tomorrow.
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I know that feeling, but don't you worry about looking like a tourist.
As soon as you start getting lost in the shooting, thats all in your blind spot...

I love the 1.7, got quite used to that one. It is a wonderful lens and cheap to get.
Check out the reviews in this forum.
The 1.4 I just got, need to start using it...
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Hi Wullemaha, what's the 1.7 you're using please? Is it WR?

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No, unfortunately it is not.
Oldschool SMC-M 50mm ... all manual focus, aperture ring, nothing fancy.
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Congrats on the purchase and welcome to the wonderful world of Pentax! I suggest saving up for the DA* 55. I have one, and it really is worth saving up for. Excellent glass and weather resistance is a major plus.
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Welcome aboard, I have the same combination, my second Pentax camera and it's a fantastic piece of equipment, as is the 18-135.
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Thanks Wullemaha.
Mamba909, I'll save for the DA*55 while learning to use the K-30 with the 18-135.
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