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11-21-2014, 10:49 AM   #1
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Greetings from a Noob!

Want to thank everyone for the wealth of info here -- I did a bit of research and just ordered my first Pentax setup...

K-50 RED WITH 18-135MM F/3.5 DA ED AL IF DC WR (refurb from KEH)
35MM F/2.4 SMC DA AL lens (refurb from KEH)
Protective filters for each lens
Extra battery

By buying the refurb, and applying the 10% discount code PENTAX, I was able to buy the setup with a full 3-year warranty on the camera for about what the base camera/zoom would cost new. After researching here, I think this is a better package for a beginner than the normal kit lens, whether 18-55, 50-200, or even the 55-300.

Now the fun begins!

Moving up from a Sony DSC H-5 superzoom for my first foray into DSLRs. It's been a long time since I ran a Minolta SRT 202 match-needle through its paces with film/slides. It'll be interesting to see how much I've forgotten, and how technology has revolutionized things. I'm sure I'll have some noob questions, as I try to take the training wheels off...

Thanks again for the availability of all this great info.

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Welcome aboard. You may find TAv mode most similar, where you set the aperture and shutter speed to keep ISO in a comfortable range.

I kind of miss the old Minolta needle and circle.
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