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12-21-2018, 02:11 PM   #1
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Greetings All-- Need Guidance Too

Greetings all here

I am Yasar Muhammad from city of Sahiwal Pakistan
I am a sheer beginner, interested in photographing birds and life around me ( obviosly moving things too).
I find myself all inclined to use LCD for composing images.
I want to begin with K-70, need advice if it shall be a good decision for my type, or i should conside KP.
Thanks for all who shall spare their time.

12-21-2018, 02:21 PM   #2
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The LCD is fine for compositing images not involving movement. It is slower to focus than the focus through the viewfinder and that makes it very difficult to use on moving objects. It is a very good way to focus for landscape and still life.
12-21-2018, 02:51 PM   #3
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Welcome to Pentax Forums.

The LCD is useful sometimes for composing shots, but if you have a lot of sunlight or other condition which causes glare on the LCD you can resort to using the regular viewfinder.

The K-70 offers a lot and may be a good choice for its price range.

Good luck!
12-21-2018, 03:54 PM   #4
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Welcome to the Forums. The K-70 is a good camera and should be good for your purposes. The KP is also very good and has more features, but it does cost more. You can compare the two cameras here using the Pentax DSLR Comparison tool (Pentax K-1 II vs. Pentax KP vs. Pentax K-70 - Pentax Camera Comparison - PentaxForums.com)

12-21-2018, 06:54 PM   #5
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The KP and K70 are similar in many ways. KP is newer with more robust build. I you can afford it that is probably what you should do but you get very good value from the K70.
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The other option would be a k-3 or k3-II. I think those are quite durable and if you are just starting a used k-3 may offer all you need.

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UncleVanya mentioned the K 3 and K 3 II

the comparison tool will look at 4 different camera bodies

Pentax K-3 II vs. Pentax K-3 vs. Pentax K-70 vs. Pentax KP - Pentax Camera Comparison - PentaxForums.com

note the K 3 and K 3II are no longer being made ( if my info is correct ) but they are still excellent cameras

the K 3 and K 3 II are very similar with a major difference being the K 3 has an on board flash and the K 3 II does not but does have built in GPS instead

be sure to read the " In Depth Reviews " of each camera

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The LCD is fine for compositing images not involving movement. It is slower to focus than the focus through the viewfinder and that makes it very difficult to use on moving objects. It is a very good way to focus for landscape and still life.
Thank you for sparing your time and piece of advice

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THanks for sparing your time and valuable advice

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I also recommend a good photography book for beginners. I always recommend “Understanding Exposure” by Bryan Petersen. It will help your photography a lot.
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information is good

knowledge is good

lots of information and knowledge can be found by looking at the articles you can access for free - just click on the " Articles " link above

here is a link to one:

Exposure Basics: A Complete Guide for Beginners - Articles and Tips | PentaxForums.com
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Welcome to the forum Yasar!
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I'm late to the party as usual, so I'll just say welcome to the forum.
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Welcome from Chicago!
If buying the less expensive K70 (or even used bodies) allows the purchase of additional lens or two then the choice is obvious!
These are all capable cameras, some like the K5 series have legendary durability, making them great budged-friendly used options. Newer bodies do have better focus engines, of course, but mostly it's a matter of figuring out how to use each body.
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