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01-23-2014, 10:38 PM   #1
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Just wanted to say hi and say how excited i am to be joining the Pentax family, and also say thank you for all the great things i've learned on this site to make what i believe to be the right decision. After years of playing around with camera phones, canon powershot, and recently an old 6mp Kinolta Minolta 5d i decided i really enjoyed photography! i wish i would have discovered the joy i get from great shots much sooner in life, i love the artistic side of photography. Art is all around us and with photography there is away to capture this art. Anyways within the last month i thought i had the camera i wanted picked out, an entry level d3200, didnt quite have the funds together yet so i had to wait.(thankfully) not having any back ground in photography Nikon and Canon are the names you hear everywhere and i did just enough research to like Nikon over canon. but the longer i waited the more i read and the more i feel in love with the Pentax brand, and today i made the plunge and bought the k50 with the 18-55mm wr and 50-200mm wr lenses. can not wait to get it in and really start learning the ins and outs of dslr photography, the control you have in creating is unlimited! any suggestions on my first prime lens? i love architecture and people shooting, was thinking 35mm f/2.4 or 50mm f1.8. look forward to years of learning here on this site and from the great people who have already i believe helped me in making a great choice.
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Welcome to the forum Colin, good to have you on board.
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Welcome to the forum

Great to have you on board, and hope you find this resource as valuable and pleasurable as I have.

For your first prime, may I recommend a real bargain, the manual focus Pentax-M 50 mm f 1.7. It is a well-built legacy lens, quite inexpensive, and one of the sharpest available, It may challenge you to learn how to go into the menus and set the camera to use this lens, and it will make you learn how to use the K-50 on manual mode, but it is a good kind of challenge because it will help you learn your new camera better. Using great legacy lenses is one of the main advantages of Pentax! Good luck.
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thank you for suggestion! read up on it and have not found 1 person who uses it that does not love this lens. for price doesnt look like i could go wrong with this classic

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Welcome to the forum, another vote for a nifty fifty.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ivanvernon Quote
Great to have you on board, and hope you find this resource as valuable and pleasurable as I have.

For your first prime, may I recommend a real bargain, the manual focus Pentax-M 50 mm f 1.7. It is a well-built legacy lens, quite inexpensive, and one of the sharpest available, It may challenge you to learn how to go into the menus and set the camera to use this lens, and it will make you learn how to use the K-50 on manual mode, but it is a good kind of challenge because it will help you learn your new camera better. Using great legacy lenses is one of the main advantages of Pentax! Good luck.
Thank you for suggesting the 50mm 1.7. bought one on ebay and have been using it last couple days non stop. love shooting manual, so much more control. thank you again for the heads up on such a great lens!
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Bonjour from France and welcome to PF, Colin ... hope to see a K-50 image or two soon ... Salut, J
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