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01-15-2010, 09:29 PM   #1
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Hiya :)

Hiya, Just thought i'd introduce myself on here. I am currently thinking about buying a k-7 which will be my first DSLR so if you have any tips, they would be much appreciated lol
Can't wait to start posting,

01-16-2010, 04:00 AM   #2
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Hi Marie, welcome!
Stop thinking, get it! It's a 'very decent' camera, I have been told !
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Hi Marie,
Welcome to this forum,
I hope you will enjoy it!

Buying a K-7 as your first DSLR?
I did this in December and I love it
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Welcome Marie - hope your thread discussing the camera you're after has been helpful for you.
Look forward to your contributions in the future.

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I want a K7 but funds meant it had to a second hand K10. One day ............

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01-16-2010, 06:05 PM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by MariesMeow Quote
I am currently thinking about buying a k-7 which will be my first DSLR...
The K-7 is not an entry-level model which doesn't mean that you shouldn't buy it but rather that you'll be probably be able to keep it for a long, long time as it should be next to impossible to outgrow it.

As for recommendations, I suggest to add a good, "fast" prime pretty early in the game so that you can play with shallow DOF and experience the potential of the camera in terms of IQ.

The Pentax FA 50/1.4 is a good lens to try in this respect. Not so long ago it was a great bargain but even with its current price, it is still worth a recommendation. Or if you don't mind MF, get a used fast 50, which will set you back much less but get you the same IQ and shallow DOF potential.

Let us know if you have more questions and above all have fun!
01-17-2010, 12:21 AM   #7
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Welcome to the forum Marie. Go grab a K7 and have some fun

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