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07-26-2014, 07:19 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Another NPentax Newbie! from Michigan

I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of my Costco bundle of my new K5o with the 18-55 and 55-200mm WR lenses.
It will be here on Monday :-)


This is my first DSLR. I started a year and a half ago with a Panasonic G5 (which is a great camera). I have learned the limitations of my smaller censor and decided I wanted a new camera with a larger censor and liked the weatherproofing Pentax has.
After much research, I settled on the K50. I am already planning to get the 50mm prime f 1.4 and would love to someday have the 18-135mm lens also.
I am super excited.


Happy Saturday to you all!!

07-26-2014, 03:27 PM - 1 Like   #2
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your purchase!
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Welcome to the forum and to the world of DSLRs. K-50 is a great start.
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QuoteOriginally posted by barnee442 Quote
It will be here on Monday
Welcome to the forum, Monday will seem like forever away when you waiting on new kit, but in truth it's only tomorrow.

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Welcome, you'll have fun learning, I'm sure.
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Welcome to the forum, from next to Michigan... (Ontario)... sounds like you are off to a great start.
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I have only had it for 2 days so there is a lot to learn. It is quite a bit different from my Panasonic G5. However, I am thankful that I already understand the basics; exposure triangle, etc..


I look forward to learning from all of you experienced shooters!
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I love that you're getting the 50 before the super zoom, I love my 18-135, but I bought my 50 first. I also think you're smart getting the ƒ1.4. My 50 ƒ1.8 gets used in low light situations where nothing else I have will work... given that, that seems to be it's main use (at least for me, my wife likes it as a walk around lens).. you may as well start with the ƒ1.4 and save yourself the years of thinking "I should have got the ƒ1.4 instead" that I've endured.

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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
I love that you're getting the 50 before the super zoom, I love my 18-135, but I bought my 50 first. I also think you're smart getting the ƒ1.4. My 50 ƒ1.8 gets used in low light situations where nothing else I have will work... given that, that seems to be it's main use (at least for me, my wife likes it as a walk around lens).. you may as well start with the ƒ1.4 and save yourself the years of thinking "I should have got the ƒ1.4 instead" that I've endured.
I have 30mm and 60mm f2.8 primes for my Panny so I am familiar with shooting with primes. I would eventually like to get the 18-135, but as you stated, need to cover low lighting situations better than with the kit lens.


I already ordered a 50mm f1.8. I got it for a great price $147 USD (coming from Canada). I think that will do me for awhile. Now I just need practice :-)
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Welcome to PF and bonjour from France, barnee442 ... hope to see some 50/1.4 images soon! Salut, J
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