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03-05-2014, 09:36 AM   #1
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Greetings from Colorado

I am currently an Olympus 4/3, Lumix Fz150 & Fujifilm HS30EXR owner and user. Haven't owned a Pentax since the great old Pentax K1000. Used them for teaching B&W photography in High School. Have been a Canon guy for years but got tired of every year a 10D/20D/30D/40D etc. So I sold all Canon gear and opted for Olympus, great lenses but they have gone the m4/3 too much and left the DSLR market. So, I am turning my sights to Pentax and wanting to do some checking on what is available, quality and concensus of the good, bad & ugly of Pentax. Will be working in Yellowstone NP this summer for our 13th time and looking forward to some great photo ops.

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Your best bet is to dig into the Database section of the forum, and look at all the reviews, member and extended, of the lenses and cameras you are interested in. You will get two viewpoints that way: pixel peeping like the magazines, and user preferences.
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Bonjour from France and welcome to PF, sarcon ... good luck and hope to see an image or two soon ... Salut, J
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Welcome to the forum, this is a great research resource for you to do your homework on Pentax.

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If you want good quality and relatively compact gear for places like Colorado or Yellowstone, I think it's a great system. I take my K-3 (also K-5 and K-x before it) skiing, mountain biking, and hiking a lot and it's held up well and helped me produce images I'm happy with.
For sports there are definitely superior AF systems in other brands' cameras, but for nature, landscapes, and adventure I'm not sure you could top Pentax. I also shoot some sports with mine and despite not being the very best sports oriented camera system, it doesn't do badly for the stuff I shoot (running, cycling, and skiing).
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