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11-24-2015, 01:13 PM   #1
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ks2 or k3

Hello from south Carolina looking to buy my first dslr.was looking at the ks2 But priced the 18-135mm lens with it. The k3 is only 135.00 more with that same lens Would the k3 be harder to learn on or just stick with the ks2 ?the ks2 looks small Thank you

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IMHO, you won't regret the K-3.
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QuoteOriginally posted by vic j Quote
Hello from south Carolina looking to buy my first dslr.was looking at the ks2 But priced the 18-135mm lens with it. The k3 is only 135.00 more with that same lens Would the k3 be harder to learn on or just stick with the ks2 ?the ks2 looks small Thank you
If you're new to DSLRs in general, the K-S2 might make things a bit easier to learn. How experienced are you with photography in general?

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Have used point and shoot and still have my Me super 35 mm Pentax camera and lens

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If I were you I'd get the K-3.
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Welcome to the forum, another vote here for the K3 too.
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I chose KS2 and I'm satisfied. Previous camera was K7.
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Did you keep the kit lens?

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The K-3 with the 18-135 is a great versatile WR kit (I don't have it but...) the 16-85 is a kit lens 'upgrade', depending on what you like to photograph, lens choices will be different.
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Definitely the K-3. I don't think it would be harder to learn-- it's just that it has more stuff there if you want to explore things more deeply. My first DSLR (coming from a point-and-shoot) was a K-3, and I did just fine.
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Welcome to the forum. Unless you are getting seriously into photography, stick to the KS2, otherwise K3. The K-S2 is a great little camera that makes the choice more difficult. The K3 does not have tilting screen and wifi (the FLU card is a joke!). Learning curve is more or less same on a basic level, but for advanced features, the K3 is the pro-tool. Getting the latest and greatest is not always the best choice but it depends on your needs. You could use the extra money on a better lens perhaps.
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If you've used an SLR before, then the K-3. Easy answer. And not close.
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The K3 and 18-135 will take care of most shooting situations. It would be an awesome starting camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by debakarma Quote
Welcome to the forum. Unless you are getting seriously into photography, stick to the KS2, otherwise K3. The K-S2 is a great little camera that makes the choice more difficult. The K3 does not have tilting screen and wifi (the FLU card is a joke!). Learning curve is more or less same on a basic level, but for advanced features, the K3 is the pro-tool. Getting the latest and greatest is not always the best choice but it depends on your needs. You could use the extra money on a better lens perhaps.
Thinking the ks2 is going to be to little for my hands. So still looking at the k3. Or maybe the k50 that way I could save some money.Since just starting out then move up to better camera. I see a lot of people on here love the k50. thinking still get the 18-135 with it and add some more lens latter on. I still have my old 50mm lens and a 70-200 from my old pentax
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I love my K-50, but would love a K-3 even more.
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