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09-10-2013, 12:06 AM   #1
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New and hooked

Hi everyone,
I've had just a couple point-n-shoots but was really compelled to take a step up to something I could control more. Was going to get a Panasonic G6 but had the fear I might get it dirt covered or soaked then I so the Pentax cameras that were WR and $500 - $1,000 than the other "major" manufactures WR types. So I got a K-30 w/smc DA 18-55mm WR lens, had it for a week and I hooked. Will be looking for advice on what upgrades to get next.

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Welcome to PF and bonjour from France ... enjoy the K-30 and there are a lot of friendly folk here ready to give advice ... please post us an image or two soon ... J

PS - A great prime lens value at a good sale price : http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/743117-USA/Pentax_21987_35mm_DA_L_F2_4.html

Plus : http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/864663-REG/Pentax_smc_DA_50mm_f_1_8.html
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on the K30! It's a great camera that you will take a long time to out grow, I am sure.
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Thanks Jean and Rod. I'm happy with the K30, seems like a good learning platform. Jean thanks for the lens suggestions but while playing around with it I felt the need for a telephoto type as the next lens. I'm aiming towards wildlife primarily a opening on a hill 1/2 + miles away. 300mm to big or small? Any suggestions on how big would be awesome.
PS My budget is tiny. I shouldn't go over $500.

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Wildlife on a budget...learn how to get close, and then crop.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/lens-sample-photo-archive/153150-pentax-d...d-samples.html

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Welcome to the forum... people here are always happy to tell you how to spend your money.
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And to tell you you're stupid to buy an APS-C camera and that you should have spent three times more on a full frame
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And to tell you you're stupid to buy an APS-C camera and that you should have spent three times more on a full frame
I'm assuming that's sarcasms.


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Well, they'll also tell you that Pentax is going out of business because Ricoh changed the name of the company and because they don't have a full frame...
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Agh!!! I should have just stuck with a smartphone camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Stoney Quote
had it for a week and I hooked. Will be looking for advice on what upgrades to get next.
Welcome to the forum, how do I say... your now doomed to be a poor but happy photographer.
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Welcome to the forum, how do I say... your now doomed to be a poor but happy photographer.
Hey, it's better to be poor and happy then rich and sad. 😉
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better to be poor and happy then rich and sad
I always wanted to be rich and happy, but photography has let me down on one of them.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Stoney Quote
I'm assuming that's sarcasms.
Sarcasm at its best
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