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08-28-2013, 10:18 PM   #1
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Hi! :)

Hi all. I'm joining this site after using lots of other systems. I am currently looking to purchase a K-30 and step into the world of Pentax. I have always been a fan of compact primes. I guess it's kind of weird that I've used Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic and Leica before arriving to what seems to be the best system for someone who prefers compact primes.

Oh well, better late than never.

I'm really interested in the low cost, weather proof, and 100% OVF.

Any suggestions on lenses are greatly appreciated. I'm currently looking at the 21mm Limited and 70mm Limited.

08-28-2013, 11:09 PM - 1 Like   #2
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You've come at the right time, as Pentax has just revamped their compact ("limited") prime lineup. The K-30 is a great choice as it's basically the same thing as the K-50 at a much lower price.

My favorite DA limited lens is the 15mm F4, but I recommend you take a look through our in-depth reviews as well as our user reviews to see which ones are right for you.

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Welcome! The Limited series really is a collection of jewels. I agree with Adam that the 15mm is worth a look (I love mine), however I believe the 21 is more of an allrounder.

I'm sure others will suggest some FA Limiteds over the DA, but I like the compactness of the DAs.

Enjoy your K-30!
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Welcome to the forum and to Pentax, I see you've done the rounds equipment wise.

Don't go telling anyone here but I still think Leica kit takes a bit of beating, especially their range finders for street work.

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Welcome to PF and bonjour from France ... enjoy the K-30 and please post us an image or two soon ... J
08-29-2013, 10:52 AM   #6
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Thanks for the warm welcome. I must say that this is the warmest welcome on any forum I've joined! I'm loving Pentax already and I haven't even purchased my k-30 yet!

Thanks for all the advice as well. I think I am set on the 70mm (I THINK!?). The 70mm I was hoping to be a very nice compact portrait lens. What are your thoughts? My only reservation is that the aperture may not be wide enough to get a shallow depth of field for that style of portrait.

I was also considering the 15mm. Savoche brought up the 21mm being a good all arounder. I'd like to have a really great all around and that seems to be the 31mm. However, I fear that may be too narrow of a perspective (I prefer the 35-40mm). I don't mind spending a little extra on a lens for the "all around" use as that would be the one that will be utilized the most. 15mm may be a bit wide, but that's why I'd like it. However, the 21mm may seem too close to have both.

So many decisions!
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Sure, plenty of options! The FA77 is a bit faster (and slightly bigger) than the 70, so there you have another option

The 31 is considered by many to be the best there is, and should be very good except maybe being a tad long for indoor use.

I have the 15 and plan on getting the 21, but I guess some think them too close. 6mm is quite a bit on these wide lenses.

Good luck on figuring out what you "need"
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