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08-26-2014, 11:34 PM   #1
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i love photography dont know much about manual mode but learning ha ha. looking at buying the k50 with two lenses off amazon. llet me ask, right now i use a fuji hs35 exr which is a nice bridge camera. what advantage will the k50 give me over this camera in your opinion. thanks i do believe at some point soon i will dive into the pool ha ha really like the weatherproof feature

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thanks i do believe at some point soon i will dive into the pool ha ha really like the weatherproof feature
If you do that you will break your camera. Weather sealing is not the same thing as waterproofing...

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There are a couple advantages over a bridge camera - first and foremost the ability to use specialized lenses. Whether long zooms, telephotos, fisheyes, macro lenses or various other types this is a major strength. That strength is only challenged by the resilience of your bank account.

Second, it's a true DSLR with a mirror box and prism - the camera will have no hesitation when you press the trigger - but all the responsibility is yours for ensuring the shot is a good one.

Third, the Pentax mid and high level cameras are very flexible, allowing the user to control every aspect of their photography.

If you really want to go swimming with a camera get one of the little shock and waterproof units like Pentax's WG series or Olympus' Stylus Tough series - they're fun!
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There are a couple advantages over a bridge camera - first and foremost the ability to use specialized lenses. Whether long zooms, telephotos, fisheyes, macro lenses or various other types this is a major strength. That strength is only challenged by the resilience of your bank account.

Second, it's a true DSLR with a mirror box and prism - the camera will have no hesitation when you press the trigger - but all the responsibility is yours for ensuring the shot is a good one.

Third, the Pentax mid and high level cameras are very flexible, allowing the user to control every aspect of their photography.

If you really want to go swimming with a camera get one of the little shock and waterproof units like Pentax's WG series or Olympus' Stylus Tough series - they're fun!
Welcome to the forum...

Your question reminds me of a number of things...

The difference between a bridge camera and DSLR... you can spend infinitely more money on a DSLR. On a Pentax you can drop 8 grand on a single lens. On Canikons it's even more.

You can actually get more functionality in terms of zoom range on a bridge camera, as much as 35x as a walk around system. However, when you consider my lenses cover 8mm to 680mm, by carrying a heavy camera bag and at least 3 or 4 lenses, I can do more.

The image quality can be better, if you optimize your DSLR images.

But really, a good bridge camera is a wonderful thing... until you want to do something it won't do. A DSLR won't do as much right out of the box but you can buy additional stuff to do almost anything you could dream of. It's all about the limits and whether or not you intend to push them.

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I think you'll find at the start your DSLR will augment your bridge. I have several digital cameras and will frequently use one or more in any given situation. For example, if I'm out with a 100mm macro looking for bees and other insects, I may bring the Q with its wider angle lens and always have the smartphone.

This gives you a chance to figure out what you want to do better, as Norm mentioned above. Don't rush into any lens purchases - take some time.
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thanks guys for the great responses. very helpful. i should have clarified i didnt mean literally jumping into the pool ha ha i was speaking figuratively the pool being graduating to a dslr after owning point and shoots for so long. i have pretty much settled im getting the k50 from b and h they have a great deal on it. im playing with manual setting now with the bridge camera and reading petersons book on exposure. hey its all a grand adventure i like puzzles ha ha and photography always present a new challenge. glad to be a part of the group

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Sounds like you're ready to make that jump - and find a nice old manual 50mm lens to really get down and dirty with manual settings. For sure the Pentax system is good for technical shooters, well set up for manual controls.

I got your colloquialism, but still the waterproof compacts are handy and fun. Back when they were new it was fun to watch people see one dunked in the water at a pool or aquarium.
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Welcome to the forum, enjoy both it and your new camera.

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