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12-09-2015, 01:07 PM   #1
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My name is Erik I just got my first DSLR in last week. I opted to go with the Pentax K-50, mainly for the price point and the weather resistant sealing. I've been using my android phone up until now, it has a "fully manual camera" but I was getting frustrated still with the limitations, and loves the idea of being able to have a camera on hand. I used a friends Canon Rebel T4i for a bit to see if I would really enjoy it before finding the right starting camera for myself.

It hasn't been too long, but I believe I made the right choice! Currently I just have a couple of older lenses: a Pentax SMCP-A 50mm f/2.0 and a Pentax F SMC 1:4-5.6.

I would also like to say I am very thankful for this forum, it helped me a lot with making the decision to go Pentax.

I look forward to future posts and sharing pictures!

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now you need to buy more lenses hahahaha
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Welcome to the forum! Looking forward to seeing some of your images.

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Welcome to the clubhouse. You'll have fun learning your new camera (and figuring out your lens strategy).
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nathee021 Quote
just got my first DSLR in last week. I opted to go with the Pentax K-50
Welcome to the forum, enjoy that new Pentax and your all future photography with it.
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If you don't have any WR lenses, your kit isn't WR. Those older lenses are great, but don't take your camera out in inclement weather with one of those attached.

Popular WR lenses include the kit 18-55, 50-200 & 55-300 or 18-135. The DA* lenses have an AW (for all weather) designation. If you don't have any WR/AW lenses at all yet, the 18-135 is a good choice because you get a significant focal length coverage without making too many image quality compromises.

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QuoteOriginally posted by dansamy Quote
If you don't have any WR lenses, your kit isn't WR. Those older lenses are great, but don't take your camera out in inclement weather with one of those attached.

Popular WR lenses include the kit 18-55, 50-200 & 55-300 or 18-135. The DA* lenses have an AW (for all weather) designation. If you don't have any WR/AW lenses at all yet, the 18-135 is a good choice because you get a significant focal length coverage without making too many image quality compromises.
Awesome! Thank you for the info! I read a guys post who had a k50 and wasn't using a WR lens and killed the camera... I won't be doing that!

Thank you all for the warm welcome. Finally got some pictures to post. Mainly of my adorable neice, but I'm camping next weekend so I should get some shots!
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