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09-06-2013, 12:12 AM   #1
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K5 owner...finally.

Been playing around with the Sony line of cameras (A57-65) and always wanted to pick up the K5. Got it today but the only lens the shop had was the 55-300...now, I just need a wide angle lens

09-06-2013, 12:31 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and enjoy that K-5
Have a look at the Marketplace, maybe the right lens for you will be for sale there!
09-06-2013, 02:48 AM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by chile7236 Quote
Been playing around with the Sony line of cameras (A57-65) and always wanted to pick up the K5. Got it today but the only lens the shop had was the 55-300...now, I just need a wide angle lens
Welcome to the K5 club. It is a superb camera, so I am sure you will enjoy it.

I also have a 55-300 and it is a really useful outdoors general purpose lens. It is better than a lot of people give it credit for, so be prepared to be impressed by what you get from it.

With regard to WA - if you are heading the prime way I have had a DA14/2.8 (sold) and have a DA15/4 Limited and DA21/3.2 Limited. The DA 15 is the pick of them - it is a stunning little lens. The DA21 is pancake of course, and even smaller - but the results you will get out of the DA15 will mess with your head, they are so good.

Enjoy your Pentax :-)

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09-06-2013, 03:24 AM   #4
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Welcome! I've had my K 5 for a couple of years and am thinking about toying around with the newer Alphas!

09-06-2013, 04:17 AM   #5
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The alpha lineup is pretty good...even better when you can still great Minolta glass for half the Sony rebadged glass.
09-06-2013, 04:45 AM   #6
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Welcome! I'm sure you will have heaps of fun with your K-5!
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There are some good wide angle options out there, so I'm sure you will be happy with what you end up with!
The DA 16-45 f4 (discontinued but you can find it in the used market, not expensive) might be the perfect companion to your tele, for starting out!
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The 16-45 is nice - and very good indoors, IMHO. Used you can get it for around $200.

I more often use the 18-135 now, but if I'm at a meeting or something I'll bring the 16-45.

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Welcome to PF and bonjour from France ... enjoy that K-5, love mine ... hope to see an image or two soon ... J
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QuoteOriginally posted by chile7236 Quote
The alpha lineup is pretty good...even better when you can still great Minolta glass for half the Sony rebadged glass.
Oh I wish you didn't tell me that!

I find the TAv mode on the K5 a really nice feature to have. Enjoy yours!
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Another vote for DA16-45 !
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one of my first test shots...

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I plan to buy K5, please tell me is it good choice for some one who is not to advanced in photography but is willing to learn a lot? Mayby it is safer to choose cheaper K200/K20?
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QuoteOriginally posted by yang79 Quote
I plan to buy K5, please tell me is it good choice for some one who is not to advanced in photography but is willing to learn a lot? Mayby it is safer to choose cheaper K200/K20?
The K5 is a very good camera, and certainly will give you plenty of room to grow in your photography. They are very reasonably priced now. In particular the low light ability - up to ISO6500 is good on the K5
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Hi there! I too have a K5 that I'm waiting to get back from being repaired...
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