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02-20-2018, 08:56 PM   #1
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Hi. New to Pentax---looking to switch to Pentax SLRs

Hi. New to this forum. I'm very interested in joining the Pentax SLR family.

02-20-2018, 08:58 PM   #2
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Welcome, Azrichter, get yourself anything from a vintage K10D to a 645Z, whatever your credit card allows!
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Welcome! I'm sure you'll find something in your budget.
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QuoteOriginally posted by azrichter Quote
I'm very interested in joining the Pentax SLR family.
There is always room for one more at the table !!
HI from Australia azrichter, and welcome to the Pentax forums. Good to have you here.
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Welcome

Plenty of info here from members


Just let us know what you are interested in


and by reviewing material found by looking under the sections above
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QuoteOriginally posted by azrichter Quote
I'm very interested in joining the Pentax SLR family.
Welcome, crack on and get your cheque book out... all of us here, can help you to spend your money.
02-23-2018, 12:35 PM   #10
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Pentax from Sony

My first DSLR was a Sony A-200. I loved it and got great results with some wonderful Minolta AF lenses.

The IS failed, a couple of lenses also...and the subsequent used Alphas I purchased used didn't last well or had issues. A friend had a K-50 and when I peered through that bright optical viewfinder, I knew I was interested in trying a Pentax DSLR.

I'm currently looking for a K-5II for starters...seems to be a rock solid camera and there are quite a few out there.
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The K-5 II is a very fine camera. I have the K-5 IIs and am very fond of it. It is a step up from the K-50 in its pro-style build quality and full set of on-body controls. When you get your camera, you will find much to explore that is useful, like the exclusive fast and efficient-operating Pentax Hyper System. (which unfortunately, manuals these days don't make very clear) Do you have a particular lens in mind? Welcome to Pentaxland!
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Hi Azrichter, welcome to the forum
02-24-2018, 06:44 AM   #13
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QuoteOriginally posted by azrichter Quote
. . . I'm currently looking for a K-5II for starters...seems to be a rock solid camera and there are quite a few out there.
not sure if you have found your dream camera yet or not

I went from a *st dl to the K 5 II and liked it a lot, I've moved on since then

if you are looking for an older camera body like the K 5 II be sure to check out the market place " buy/sell " above to see what might be for sale by a member

I have had very good luck buying " experienced " equipment from members to this forum
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QuoteOriginally posted by azrichter Quote
I'm currently looking for a K-5II for starters...seems to be a rock solid camera and there are quite a few out there.
I had a K-30 which had the same sweet sensor. But if you crop a lot the 24mp sensor in the K-3 is even better. There are plenty of affordable used K-3 models out there too. They have similarly rugged build to the K-5 series, but better AF, better metering and some extra features. The K-5 series cameras also won't work with the DA 55-300 PLM, which is the fastest-focusing lens Pentax has ever made.
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