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02-07-2014, 11:32 AM   #1
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I was always a devout slr guy, until the advent of the 'bridge' camera' with its long zoom lenses. Now I have an X5 and love the convenience of getting a quick shot of the wildlife in our back yard...even through the window! I personally could never afford the length of the lens on this camera for an slr, and am really quite happy with the results available...not as good as a high quality prime, but hey, it is an awesome camera for the money...which is why I've always loved Pentax! (since 1985...bought my P3). I still own a K200 and a K100, along with a collection of film (Pentax) slr's, and also am going to take my first shots soon with my Auto 110, for which I bought some film from B&H this Christmas.
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Welcome to the forum! The X5 is nice and a great "take along" camera when you do not what the weight of the K digitals. But if you look for some lens bargains, especially the older M and A lenses, you can add some nice glass at a nice price!

Good luck and enjoy!
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Welcome Bridge cameras definitely have their place. Very versatile, and quite small - which means they can be used for "everything" and will be with you most of the time.

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My wife bought an X-5 a month ago, and she's having great fun learning how to trick it into doing what she used to do with the MZ-S she used before. It seems like a pretty good bridge camera, especially for the price.
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