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03-03-2014, 06:58 PM   #1
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After deliberating on purchasing new camera equipment for the last year, I finally shelled out the cash this weekend and ordered a K-5IIs body and a DA 35mm 2.4f lens (should be here Wednesday). I was using an older micro 4/3 system that just couldn't handle low light and the lens selection was just horrible.

I decided to go with Pentax because of the durable construction, lens selection and price. Maybe I am wrong, but I have found that you cannot go wrong with the build quality of the lenses for the price. I paid $160 for my 35mm lens and the others lenses I am looking at seem to be very reasonably priced.

After reading many reviews on this site, I am more confused with the setup I want to go with.
SMC or HD DA 15mm (Would buy 3rd, 2 months)
DA 35mm 2.4 (Already have)
SMC Pentax-DA* 55mm (Would buy last, 8 months)
SMC or HD DA 70mm (Would buy next, two weeks)

Or Zoom...
Sigma 17-70mm
SMC Pentax-DA* 50-135mm
Im not sure the order in which I would buy the zooms...

I love photographing landscapes, architecture and candids. I am not the best photographer but I enjoy going out and trying to capture interesting things.

Its good to be here!

03-03-2014, 07:22 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and more importantly, Welcome to the Pentax Family!
03-03-2014, 07:27 PM   #3
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Welcome. You could consider getting the 50-135 next. A couple of primes and a zoom would be a nice start.
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I am also hoping to get some good stuff here!

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Welcome to the Forums. You sure have a nice lens buying program mapped out and you haven't even started to look at FA, F, A, M, Takumar, old Zeiss glass, etc etc yet. I becomes addictive - but enjoy it and shoot lots of images with them.
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QuoteOriginally posted by TRex1123 Quote
ordered a K-5IIs body and a DA 35mm 2.4f lens
Welcome, great combo to start out with, I would just use this and really get to know it, before branching out on all these others lenses.
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Bonjour from France and welcome to PF, TRex1123 ... hope to see an image or two soon ... Salut, J

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