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11-12-2014, 12:12 AM   #1
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I am in the market for a new DSLR system and am seriously looking at the K50. I will be brand new to Sigma, coming from Sigma DSLR, previously on Fujifilm bridge cameras, and then Minolta SLRs back in the day. Hoping to learn a lot about Sigma and the K50. The K5 II is what really interests me, but having to startup from scratch on a budget, I think I want the K50 with a kit lens and get a fast prime for portraits.

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Oops--new to Pentax, coming from Sigma.

11-12-2014, 02:01 AM   #2
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TBH there is a deal on B&H for 596 you can get a K5iis
For 146 you can add the 35mm or 116$ the 50mm.
It comes with 64gb memory card and the battery grip. IMO totally worth it.

If you want ill sell you a perfect copy of the 18-135mm for 350USD. It is also very sharp which apparently is not the case for most copies of this lens.
Anyways, hope you enjoy pentax, I sure am deeply in love with it .
have fun! show us pictures when you have some
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Welcome aboard. The biggest difference between the two is the top LCD on the K5 series. I use that a LOT outdoors to quickly confirm settings etc. It's something I would very much miss if I didn't have it.

If you were confident with manual settings back in your SLR days, Pentax has the right tools at your fingertips.
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Welcome to the forum, plenty of good camera and lens reviews which may well help you with your decision.

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Nothing wrong with the K50
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