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05-22-2013, 07:25 PM   #1
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Greetings from Costa Rica

Hola! I am in the market to buy my first DSLR. I'm a noob whose taken a few photography courses in high school. I currently live in Costa Rica and do a lot of outdoor activities so I like the weathered sealed aspects of pentax cameras. Had my eye on the K20d, K-30 or K-5 paired with a SMC Pentax-DA 35mm F2.4 AL. I like taking surfing, landscape and wildlife pictures. I talked with a few people from Dpreview about those cameras but I figured I'd get better advice from the pentax forum itself. Any suggestions would be appreciated Pura Vida!

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Welcome to the forum, good to have you on board with us.
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Bienvenido!
I took my K-5 with DA*300, DFA 100wr and DA18-135 to Guanacaste last year.
Saw some beautiful wildlife and the Pentax kit did well in the rainy weather.
The DA35 is a great lens just make sure to cover it up if it rains since it is not weather sealed.
Look forward to your photos.
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Thanks guys. Guanacaste is beautiful. I'm in Samara about 3 hours south of Liberia. When I pull the trigger on a camera I'll be sure to upload some pics!

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Welcome to the forum, you may want to consider a longer lens for the surfing shots, unless you plan on getting more than your feet wet.
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Bonjour from France and welcome to PF ... the K-5 with a DA 35/2.4 is a great combo ... use mine quite often ! J
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