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05-06-2014, 09:02 AM   #1
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HEY..... Pentax wannabe here

Looking hard at the pentax Eco-system. Hoping to be convinced.
Looks like a nice place.

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Thanks guys...

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Here's my opinion: Pentax are very nice cameras and a very nice system. Every system is nice, they all have their pros and cons. If you are new to photography, you don't know which pros and cons best meet your needs. My advice is just get whatever strikes your fancy. Don't obsess. If you never get very serious, all systems are close enough to equal that it doesn't really matter. If you really get into the hobby, by the time you buy your second camera, you will know what you want and can choose better.

Get a K-30 or K-50 with the 18-135, and go shoot and be happy.
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That makes sense Kozlok. Not exactly new to photography. But my addiction to manual focus is pretty new.
Here is my gear list. Perhaps it might guide your advice.
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05-06-2014, 11:51 AM   #7
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You appear to be pretty well invested in Canon. Are you suffering from the grass is greener syndrome or is there a serious reason you're looking at jumping ship to Pentax?
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Welcome to the forum, well just crack on and get the Pentax kit then.

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You appear to be pretty well invested in Canon. Are you suffering from the grass is greener syndrome or is there a serious reason you're looking at jumping ship to Pentax?
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Welcome to the forum, well just crack on and get the Pentax kit then.

LOL.... Just looking for small sharp gear with a mature lens and peripheral eco-system. Feel like I may have erred going after the Sony stuff.
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Ahh....very different advice then. Looks like you want to swim in the deep end of the pool.

The chief advantages of Pentax are the really intuitive interface, weather resistance that really works (really, really works), and super small sexy primes.

A kit that plays to Pentax advantages would be a K-3 with 18-135 zoom (for lightweight WR walk around) or the 16-50 and 50-135 with more weight and price, faster aperture and better IQ, still WR. If you want a really fine tele, the 60-250 is also WR, and magical. For primes, I'd pick the 15mm as the most unique, the 31 is unparalleled in rendering, and the 77 rounds out the list of really really special in Pentax land. Add in the 43 if you need the FL, but it's a temperamental lens. I have the 21 also, which is a real treasure for when you want a tiny prime. My K-30 with the 21mm on it is tiny, and handles very nicely.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kozlok Quote
. I have the 21 also, which is a real treasure for when you want a tiny prime. My K-30 with the 21mm on it is tiny, and handles very nicely.
I just acquired a DA21mm and wow is it sharp, and the camera handles almost like a rangefinder with the close infinity and great DOF stopped down a bit...
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Ahh....very different advice then. Looks like you want to swim in the deep end of the pool.

The chief advantages of Pentax are the super small sexy primes.

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Yes yes.... This is what lured me over here. I wonder if there is a good way to dabble in a few pentax primes that would adapt well to my Sonys until I am ready to make a larger jump?
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