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11-14-2013, 08:33 AM   #1
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I am really excited to purchase my first DSLR this holiday season. I have been doing a lot of research and thinking about a K-30 or K-30, if the price points are similar. I am also thinking about a DA 50mm f1.8 lens and Pentax-DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 WR. Thoughts? Will that work?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Huma Quote
Good morning!

I am really excited to purchase my first DSLR this holiday season. I have been doing a lot of research and thinking about a K-30 or K-30, if the price points are similar. I am also thinking about a DA 50mm f1.8 lens and Pentax-DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 WR. Thoughts? Will that work?
Good choices.

Should we be reading K-30 or K-50?
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Yes. K-50.

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That is a good setup. WR zoom lens to cover lots of focal lengths, and a fast fifty for some extra image quality and some added speed (f1.8).

I do not have experience with either camera (K-30 or K-50), but I feel it's much of a muchness. Either one should satisfy your requirements and you'll be pleased with it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Huma Quote
Good morning!

I am really excited to purchase my first DSLR this holiday season. I have been doing a lot of research and thinking about a K-30 or K-30, if the price points are similar. I am also thinking about a DA 50mm f1.8 lens and Pentax-DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 WR. Thoughts? Will that work?
Why wait? The K-50 is a newer model than K-30, and is only $499 with lots of freebie:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/94-pentax-price-watch/242473-pentax-k-50-...-warranty.html
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I'm new too and just purchased the K-50 with 18-135mm lens

11-24-2013, 12:35 PM   #9
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I am also looking for my first DSLR. Trying to stay within $800 with a prime lens. Any suggestions?
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I am also looking for my first DSLR. Trying to stay within $800 with a prime lens. Any suggestions?
The K-50 with a 18-55mm lens would be a great start:
Pentax K-50 Review - Introduction - PentaxForums.com
Pentax K-50 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens 10894

You can bundle a 50mm or 35mm lens for just over $100 if purchased at the same time as the camera.

There's also the 18-135mm lens if you want silent AF.

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