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04-22-2014, 10:23 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Another Pentaxian abandoning Canon

Hello everyone!

I'm a happy owner of a K-5 II for half a year now and figured it would be great to join in after reading for a while.

I bought my first camera just three years back after a great trip to scandinavia without one... lots of awesome moments and no pictures at all... pretty annoying when I think back now ;-)

Back then it was a 500D, which I quite soon upgraded with Magic Lantern because I absolutely hated using a camera with a lot of potential functionality just withheld by the vendor for some reason.

Last year I started looking for a semi-pro/pro DSLR but just couldn't find anything appealing.
All the DSLRs were either incredibly expensive, not fit for outdoors use or just bad.
Finally I widened my perspective and realised how awesome Pentax cameras were :-)

I rushed to a dealer at the speed of light, grabbed a Pentax DSLR and here I am.

Cheers,
kpl

04-22-2014, 10:41 PM   #2
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Welcome!
K-5 II, you picked a good one!
How do you like it so far?
04-22-2014, 10:46 PM   #3
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What lenses have you got? Add them to your profile. There are plenty of good (and great) lenses to choose from. You don't need them all - just a few that do the job for you!
04-22-2014, 11:37 PM   #4
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I like the K-5 II very much (even though the K-5 II s was quite appealing). Sometimes I wonder what the results would look like without the anti-aliasing filter, but then, I love not to have to think about moiree and just enjoy the versatility.

I'll add my gear to my profile soon.

Right now I've got the 18-55 kit lens, the Sigma 35/1.4 Art and the Pentax 70/2.4 Limited.

Cheers,
kpl

04-22-2014, 11:50 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum. You have two great prime lenses.

Pentax has two superb series of primes: the FA Limited and the DA Limited lenses. Beware of LBA...
04-23-2014, 12:40 AM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by kpl Quote
Sometimes I wonder what the results would look like without the anti-aliasing filter, but then, I love not to have to think about moiree and just enjoy the versatility.
You're getting better colors but a little less sharpness - that's what's happening. Don't be too jealous - it's a fair trade-off.
04-23-2014, 12:42 AM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by DSims Quote
There are plenty of good (and great) lenses to choose from. You don't need them all
Don't listen to him. Buy the biggest camera bag you can afford, and fill it up, slowly but purposefully. You've made a very sensible start, by abandoning canon.
Lens selection so far looks good too. Now let's see some shots.

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04-23-2014, 12:53 AM   #8
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Welcome ^_^ the K-5 II is a great camera, though i own the K-5 and love it heaps.

Can't wait to see some shots.

Just a note if you want go to https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/6-pentax-dslr-discussion/67605-pentax-pro...many-more.html to add a Proud Owner signature.


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04-23-2014, 01:53 PM   #9
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Guys, thanks for all the feedback so far! Quite some activity on this occasion

I'll make sure to upload a couple of shots soon.

Cheers,
kpl
04-24-2014, 01:38 PM   #10
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Welcome to the forum and to Pentax, both good choices on body and the primes, now go enjoy your photography.
04-25-2014, 07:46 AM   #11
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Welcome aboard - that's a nice starting kit. The only thing I'd be seriously considering now is the 55-300 HD if you want something long and WR at a reasonable price.

it's all about getting outside and keeping your eyes open in the spring.
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Welcome aboard! I'm a new Pentax user too and I'm lovin it
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