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05-02-2016, 07:56 AM   #1
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Hello, Just got my first DSLR and after lots of looking chose Pentax ( I think you all know why!)
I have to get around on a mobility scooter since health changed a couple of years ago, and found I could manage all but the toughest nature reserve trails. My camera on these trips was a compact First a Fuji FX1
and lately a Sony DSC HX90, both brilliant compacts but neither much use on a sunny day, the LCDs just hopeless in all but the most favourable conditions.
My friend who went along took his Canon EOS 550D and happily snapped away getting some very nice shots..............One look through his optical viewfinder decided me It had to be a DSLR.
Yesterday I bought a K50 and a bundle, an 18-55 DA WR and a 55-300 DA WR, with a UV lens for each. My son today gave me a K mount f28 mm 1:2.8 auto macro lens which has the Clubman name....He also had a stack of similar by Centon Tamron, etc but this had by far the best clearest and brightest picture with great colours, probably known as a cheap nasty lens but it beat all the others, so I am grateful for that gift.
I had already bought a Hama bag, a 64GB class 10 UH3 SDXC card and so now just have to learn how to use a DSLR............
PS the whole K50 and 2 lens kit was GBP399, the lens alone retails at GBP300, so looking at it that way I got the K50 and the 18-55 for GBP99!!!!!!

05-02-2016, 08:00 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum! Congrats on the K-50. Looking forward to seeing some of your images.
05-02-2016, 08:23 AM   #3
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Welcome! The 28mm is a great focal length on APSC. It has very much the "eye-view" perspective.
Look into the Catch-in-Focus feature for Pentax and you'll have fun.
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Welcome, stree. Enjoy your K-50!

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Welcome to the forum, enjoy your photography with all this new kit.
05-02-2016, 10:09 PM   #6
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Hi stree. Welcome to the Pentax forums. A very nice " kit " you have there. Hope to see some photographs soon.
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Tried to upload my fist shot bit it never appeared. Have to reread to posting advice.
Also just got nother lens, just cheap but excellent condition, Chinon Auto 50mm 1:7 MC
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