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11-03-2020, 08:19 AM   #1
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Just coming back to reading the forum and thought Id introduce myself. My first camera was a K1000. Had an *ist, K10, and now a K50, which sadly is failing, so Im looking to check out the camera lineup. So anyway, hi to all. -linda

11-03-2020, 08:42 AM   #2
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Welcome from South Africa, Linda. I'm sure you will find the right Pentax camera at the right price point for you.
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11-03-2020, 08:44 AM   #3
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Welcome...... I would say K70 or KP. if you can pay more, probably K3 newest model?
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Welcome Linda, does your K-50 have aperture block failure? If so it will still work on manual lenses with an aperture ring. Natural steps up from the K-50 are the K-70, K-3 series, K1, and KP. The K-70 can suffer from aperture block failure, but not the KP and K-3 series. There will be a new K-3 model coming out next year, but it will be pretty pricey at first anyway. The K-1II and KP are the newest current models being manufactured right now. You can check out the camera comparison chart to compare features. I think some of the cameras are on sale right now at B&H, Adorama, and Amazon, but I'm not sure how good the deals are because I'm not looking, I'm very happy with my KP..

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Hello Linda and welcome! The K-50 is a hell of a camera, and you can find second hand ones for a bargain on line, just make sure they dont have the aperture problem. If you want to upgrade though, the K-70 is the logical choice, similiar ergonomics and functions, but better overall quality.
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Welcome.... from Rome, it.

Let everyone know what you end up buyer after all your research....... a new camera ... priceless.
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Welcome.... from Rome, it.

Let everyone know what you end up buyer after all your research....... a new camera ... priceless.

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First camera was K1000. Recently picked up a few used and took out grand-kids
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welcome to the forums

you will find friendly members and a lot of knowledge here

if you want assistance in finding a Pentax camera

you will get a lot of it

check out the reviews under " cameras " and the camera side by side comparison tool you will find there

if interested in buying " experienced " equipment, look under " buy/sell " where you can find the marketplace which can be sorted by country
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Welcome back from Tennessee, Linda. You have plenty of great models to select from. Tough part is deciding on just one.
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QuoteOriginally posted by thereallinda Quote
Just coming back to reading the forum and thought Id introduce myself. My first camera was a K1000. Had an *ist, K10, and now a K50, which sadly is failing, so Im looking to check out the camera lineup. So anyway, hi to all. -linda
Welcome back (Kotter) Linda!
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