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05-19-2015, 12:17 AM   #16
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Hi Don,
Congrats! Like you, I was also hunting for a perfect DSLR and landed up with K-50. I tried a Nikon D7000 and Canon 1200D too. But Pentax build quality is far more superior as well as the IQ. I have moved on to TAV mode from Auto mode since I started. I won't say that K-50 is a beginner's DSLR but it is a perfect DSLR to learn about photography since it gives you so many manual controls. On the Canon, I struggled with changing parameters. It is far more easier to control the K-50. Get one of those old manual lenses and it will surely be more fun.
Enjoy clicking!

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Thanks for those valuable tips, especially the last one.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pgaikwad Quote
it can be practically difficult to carry the whole gear everywhere all the time without being a killjoy during the social outings when there's a sudden opportunity to capture something interesting.
Very true. And while your longest lens is 200mm you can always get by with handheld shots.

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The best investment I made was to take a hands-on introductory photography class
Looking at your work Janet, it really paid off.
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It's always a balancing act between shutter speed, aperture and ISO. Compared with film, though, it's almost not the same hobby...

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