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01-20-2014, 10:47 AM   #1
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I just thought I would introduce myself to this forum. I have had Pentax cameras since the film days. Up until last week, I shot with an istDS and have been pleased with it. For the last two years, I planned to change over to Nikons since they are going full frame. But with the up-coming mirrorless cameras getting better, I decided that I would buy the K-3 for now and let technology continue down the road while I used my old Pentax lenses. But I'm still using the kit lens SMC DA 18-55. I definitely need a better low to mid-range zoom. I am retired and take travel and landscapes. I will also look at the prime HD lenses. I don't want to invest too much as Pentax may come out with a full frame someday, and I would like to save the big buck lenses for that. So that is it for me in a nutshell. Any advice on lenses, I would appreciate and will be certainly participating on the forum to learn more.

01-20-2014, 12:28 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard! Remember some of the lenses are FF capable, so you won't lose anything with those. Look in the Marketplace here for used lenses.
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Welcome to the forum! As Terry says, some of the DA lenses work well on FF. There are threads on here going through what works and what doesn't.

As an all-round zoom I find the DA 18-135 WR quite a bit better than the 18-55 WR I used earlier. Supplement that with a few good primes and you should be ready for anything mother nature throws at you.
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Welcome to the forum, remember most of the older style manual lenses are FF already.


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