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11-02-2014, 05:19 AM   #1
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I am thinking of buying one of the K50 two lens kits on sale at the ridiculous price, so I thought I would check out this forum.

I currently have a Nikon D200 but I thinking the Pentax would be an upgrade in various ways and give me great value.


11-02-2014, 07:08 AM   #2
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Welcome here, there's lots of good information here on the site which may well help you make an informed decision.
11-02-2014, 07:14 AM   #3
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Welcome, u'll find a lot usefull info here
11-02-2014, 07:24 AM   #4
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The K-50 certainly will be a leap forward over that nearly 10 year old body. Appreciably lighter as well, while still
being ruggedly built.

11-02-2014, 08:52 AM   #5
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Id say just do It, Ive had mine for about a month and I absolutely love everything about it from the way it feels in my hand to changing settings.
Actually, the only thing I dislike is how unsupported it is locally, only one camera shop here has Pentax and they don't have a lot for it when compared to nikon and canon.
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Welcome! How can we help you decide?
11-02-2014, 11:11 AM   #7
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One thing you might want to explore is the range of lenses in the lens review forums....Not only is Pentax a great value for your money compared to those other guys....but the value and quality continues once you get into lenses
11-02-2014, 09:30 PM   #8
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I've had my k50 for about 9 months now but I jumped into the deep end of the pool not knowing anything about dslr's.
I chose it for its weather sealing and have had a great time learning how not to suck at photography.
One of the best decisions I made was to buy a used all manual lens ($40), it really helped and is helping still sort all ths stuff out.

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Inbody shake reduction. Awesome sensor with outstanding ISO and dynamic range. Weather sealed body, and I believe the K50's 18- 55 is also WR. Backward compatibility with all the k mount lenses. I can keep going... I'm just letting you know that it is definitely an upgrade in various ways and it will give you great value for the price.

I would like to invite you to also think about getting the DA50 1.8 ($80) and DA 35 2.4($122). Those are awesome lenses. You'll get them discounted when you get a body through B&H or Adorama. (Bundled).

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Welcome! You'll do well with a K-50, as mentioned it's newer and has very good controls.
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You'll lose some body controls but you'll still have two wheels and enough to stay happy, I think.

Welcome to the forums!
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11-03-2014, 12:00 PM   #13
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Welcome to the forums, and may you decide what best suits your style of photography. You will find lots of helpful information here, for sure, and surprisingly little flame-wars. Just be aware, that some things may be a little tinted... this is a PentaxForum after all.
11-03-2014, 05:33 PM   #14
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Welcome! How can we help you decide?
Could anyone tell me what sort of controls the K50 does or doesn't have compared to the D200?

11-04-2014, 07:11 AM   #15
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Most significantly the K50 has two control wheels, so you get better manual control. You get TAv mode, where the front wheel controls shutter speed and rear wheel controls aperture.
You should look at the K50 review to see a full layout description.

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