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11-02-2013, 05:00 AM   #1
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Aloha from Australia.

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I've been using this forum for reference for some time, but have only just decided to join the fray after finally having enough scratch to get a decent DSLR plus some glass. After much internal debate I decided that Pentax was my only option, sturdy construction, a plethora of old and new school lenses to play with and weather sealing all made my decision a little easier.

I have wanted a K5 since I first held one, if only for a moment, the main reason is that I have rheumatoid arthritis and feel that the ergonomics, paired with the myriad of other features will be an extremely apt camera for me. Whilst I would love to get a K3 I believe it will be too much camera for me, plus my theory is that I can get a nice used K5 plus some amazing glass for around the same price, my budget will be about $1200AUD.

I love landscapes, architectural and macro photography, much more of the latter to be honest. I was thinking about getting a limited prime lens, either the 40mm or 35mm limited macro and another lens or two. I'm not entirely sure what other lenses I should try to get, but any recommendations would be appreciated.

Cheers in advance guys

11-02-2013, 09:16 AM   #2
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As you are into macro, I would add a 100mm macro for those occasions where getting close is not an option and the 35 would be too short.
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Welcome from another Aussie newbie

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welcome to the Forums. Another option would be the Tamron 90 macro. I love to have either the Tameron90 or Pentax 100 macros.
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gooday mate and welcome to the forums
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Welcome mate. It doesn't matter which lens you buyfirst as there will be many more to follow. It's a little affliction we here at PF like to call LBA.

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G'day. The K5 and the 40 ltd is a great combo.
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