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11-05-2013, 03:56 AM   #1
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Hello from Miami, Florida

After tons of research and indecisiveness I finally decided to go with Pentax. I just purchased a K-5 that I will be using for general photography. I take many fishing pictures so the waterproof body and lenses were a big part of choosing Pentax. I still haven't pulled the trigger on any lenses. I'm trying to decide between the 18-135 WR and the 17-70 Sigma. I am also looking at the new HD DA 55-300 WR for my distance lens. I think I need a pretty fast lens to freeze an action shot such as a jumping Tarpon or a speeding race car so I'm not sure if the lenses I'm looking at are fast enough. Any thoughts or suggestions would be great. I don't mind buying used to get better glass but don't want to spend an arm and a leg just yet as I'm not very experienced with DSLR cameras yet. I have been shooting with a Panasonic FZ100 and newly upgraded to the FZ200 which in my opinion is the best super zoom bridge camera out there, but it's small sensor limits the IQ a bit. Thanks for any feedback.

11-05-2013, 09:33 AM   #2
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I've been shooting with Pentax for decades and have a K10D, K20D, and K5. I plan on purchasing a K3 next year to go with my stable of lenses. I have the DA 55-300 WR and use it constantly when shooting outdoors. My interest is wildlife (use Sigma 50-500 mm) and landscapes. All my lenses, except the Sigma, are Pentax as I love the glass and quality. You won't go wrong with Pentax brand, at least I've always found it satisfactory.
11-05-2013, 10:31 AM   #3
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Welcome to PF and bonjour from France ... enjoy the forum and your K-5 ... I am thinking about replacing my DA 55-300 with the new "WR" version ... please post post us an image or two soon ... Salut, J

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