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08-06-2013, 04:05 AM   #1
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All the way or not?

I have been following this forum fore some time now, LOVE IT, and all of you Pentax people
And I just sold my Canon 1000d so now I am ready for some Pentax Time.

I do not know why, since i have been satisfied with with the old Canon, but I will not go down that road again, nor nikon og Sony? for some reason i have decided that i want a PENTAX :)
I am looking to get the k-5 ii, with the 35mm limited lens and 55-300mm lens

I know that there is not alot of money to save to avoid the 18-55mm kit lens, I just want IQ for the money and i am affried that if I get the kit lens I will use it and I think I can use the 35mm limited lens in all siturations as the 18-55mm with better IQ?

I will use the camera for hobby, travle, sport, all kind of everyday siturations, bunfire, landscape, day and night.

When it all comes down, what to buy? k-5 vs k-5 ii and 35mm limited vs 18-55mm kit

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If you're looking at 35mm and want to save a bit of cash then take a look at the DA 35 2.4 lens. It is low cost but very capable. Search the forums for "plastic fantastic" as it is known and you'll get some info to help.

Starting again I would avoid the 18-55 as well as I never use mine now. One consideration though is if you want a WR lens, in which case you could get an 18-55 WR kit, or if it were me I would go for the 18-135 WR although that is more expensive (can also be bought in kit though). However, at least it gives a lot of range so would be a good all rounder for if you needed the WR in a situation.
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Get the 18-135 for a good walkaround weather resistant lens. You will be amazed at how liberating it is when you look at the sky and try to decide whether to take the camera somewhere.

Then you can look at the L versions of the 55-300 and 35mm to save a little cash.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Thor Gunderson Quote
All the way or not?
Welcome, Pentax users are always full bore, enjoy being one of us.

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Welcome, neighbour!

Getting a 18-55 (or 18-135) would be for use in bad weather. Get the Limited for IQ.

Well, that's my opinion anyway
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Thanks for your thoughts, I think I will look a little in-to it(wait until i get my next pay check).
But the idea af 18-55mm for bad weather, a Limited for everyday, and a zoom for adventures sounds just right for me.
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Just be careful, especially if you hang around these forums a lot. It's very hard not to "need" just one more lens
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QuoteOriginally posted by Thor Gunderson Quote
Thanks for your thoughts, I think I will look a little in-to it(wait until i get my next pay check).
But the idea af 18-55mm for bad weather, a Limited for everyday, and a zoom for adventures sounds just right for me.
Welcome! I agree. The 18-55 WR is great for bad weather shooting. I wish I had another WR lens!

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I am now one of you, just ordered a k-5 ii, but i have to wait november till i go to America to pick it up, fly time fly
now i know what you talk, just one more lens, i ordered my camera 2 days ago, but even before ordering I see there is 3 lenses here at home in denmark on my shelf, i bought 2 here from the forum, and one with the camera, a total of 6 lenses witch is cracy, cracy good
With the camera i got the 18-135mm, it was a hard desission hope it was the right one
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You'll like the 18-135. It's silent, very quick to focus and a nice walkaround lens. With the K5's quiet shutter and the motorized lens, you'll make less noise than the cameraphones fake shutter sound effect.
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Welcome welcome!
I agree with what TER-OR said. I don't think you will regret it
And enjoy your K-5II and all your lenses

Cheers
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Welcome to PF and bonjour from France ... enjoy the forum and looking forward to your images ... Salut, J
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