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07-27-2013, 10:29 PM   #16
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here ya go

http:///permadeal/98978/ebay-nikon-d600-24.3mp-full-frame-dslr-camera-w-2485...ns-refurbished
http:///f/6117452-1765-Nikon-Refurbished-D600-kit-with-24-85mm-lens-free-shi...0-day-warranty
http:///f/6175208-Canon-EOS-6D-20-2-MP-Digital-SLR-Camera-8035B002-Black-Bod...-Free-shipping
http:///f/6172424-Canon-EOS-6D-20-2MP-Full-Frame-Camera-24-105mm-f-4L-IS-Len...ier-11-2199-AR
http:///f/6121736-Canon-6D-with-24-105L-2040-AC-At-Newegg

let me put it like this
Canon 6D + 24-105 L = 2000
Nikon D600 + 24-85 = 1800
Pentax K5ii + XXXX = 1100 + XXXX

I don't know, if it's up to me, I would get the canon/nikon combo, every time there's a sale on these FF camera it go down 50-100 bucks,

Don't want to wait, cough up another 100 for the body right now
Nikon D600 Digital SLR Camera Body - Factory Refurbished includes Full 1 Year Warranty

that's 1600 for the body + 85mm 1.8G = 1900
pentax K5ii + 77 lmt = 2000+ easily

refurb but lot of people have had good luck with it, it's a non issue.

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K-30 plus da 18-135 plus da 70 f2.4 gives you a versatile wr lens and an excellent portrait lens just within your budget.
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QuoteOriginally posted by s.wilding Quote
I still have access to the 5dii, so I'm starting to kinda build my "budget pro" system on the side.
If you meant you have a friend/associate with a 5DII, or that you plan to continue to rent it on occasion, then why not use another Canon body and lenses just so you can mix and match. And the controls and ergonomics should remain more familiar.

My comment has nothing to do with FF vs non-FF. Personally I feel DOF can easily be too shallow with APS-c so I don't see the need to make it thinner. And for studio portraits you will be shooting stopped down anyhow. Anyhow, maybe a 7D would fit the bill.

Don't get me wrong, I do happen to love my 18-135, use it 90% of the time and would easily recommend it for general purpose, but you're saying various things in your OP which seem to indicate needs are different from mine.
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@Clockwork. Those are all dead links. and $1100 includes the 18-135. $1230 (all in) gets Camera, Lens, SD Card, and 4-year warranty. Also, quoting refurbished prices or a random side deal does not make it *The market average*. $2000 is still a lot out of my budget. Or at the very least is another lens. The income line from my work just isn't enough to warrant a FF just yet.

@Tanzer. Thanks for the input, but I'm just not a huge fan of Canon. In the long run, I'm secretly holding out for Pentax to go FF, or else I'm looking towards Nikon (unless Sony ups their game just a bit more).I've played with the K-5 for a while and ever since then it's just always been so intriguing to me. It's like a secret little ghost calling my name. Even so, a 7d is still a pretty decent chunk more expensive than what a Pentax will run for not a huge increase in features/performance. I'm also a sucker for build quality, and my work is almost always outdoor (ie: no studio work) so the WR and *built like a tank* side of Pentax is highly appealing for now. The 18-135 isn't going to be a go to lens for my work, but it's a good place to start. Tack on a 50, 70, or 85 in the next few months and I think I have a pretty decent *foot in the door* kit.


I hadn't considered the K-30 before, but I think it's something I should defiantly look into. That kind of savings is a pretty decent extra lens.

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http:///f/6181650-Nikon-D600-DSLR-Camera-Kit-with-24-85mm-f-3-5-4-5G-ED-AF-S...Bay-Daily-Deal

500 more for a FF

money save later on prime too, all the 50/85/135 is cheaper on nikon than it is on pentax.

but I get it that you really want the K-5 II, then you should get the K5 II.
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QuoteOriginally posted by s.wilding Quote
@Clockwork. Those are all dead links. and $1100 includes the 18-135. $1230 (all in) gets Camera, Lens, SD Card, and 4-year warranty. Also, quoting refurbished prices or a random side deal does not make it *The market average*. $2000 is still a lot out of my budget. Or at the very least is another lens. The income line from my work just isn't enough to warrant a FF just yet.

@Tanzer. Thanks for the input, but I'm just not a huge fan of Canon. In the long run, I'm secretly holding out for Pentax to go FF, or else I'm looking towards Nikon (unless Sony ups their game just a bit more).I've played with the K-5 for a while and ever since then it's just always been so intriguing to me. It's like a secret little ghost calling my name. Even so, a 7d is still a pretty decent chunk more expensive than what a Pentax will run for not a huge increase in features/performance. I'm also a sucker for build quality, and my work is almost always outdoor (ie: no studio work) so the WR and *built like a tank* side of Pentax is highly appealing for now. The 18-135 isn't going to be a go to lens for my work, but it's a good place to start. Tack on a 50, 70, or 85 in the next few months and I think I have a pretty decent *foot in the door* kit.


I hadn't considered the K-30 before, but I think it's something I should defiantly look into. That kind of savings is a pretty decent extra lens.
I think you answered your own question. You won't go wrong with either the K-5II or K-30. And that 18-135 is a stellar lens, quite capable and WR. I don't shoot portraits so I don't have anything to offer there. One great feature of the K-30 is focus peaking (I don't know if the K-5II has this or not). Set it on a tripod with a manual focus prime and it makes focusing a breeze. Good luck with whatever you choose.
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