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02-23-2014, 06:27 AM - 1 Like   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by kentishrev Quote
Why would you buy a K-3?
Simply put, it's a great piece of kit.

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I would, but then the Daleks would defeat the Gallifreyan Time Lords, creating a temporal paradox that would undo Ricoh.

Wait, what thread was this again?

In all seriousness, I'd be happy with k-30/50/5/ii/s/3. I was happy with my K-x. I'm happy with my k-5ii. What I'm frustrated with is my lack of ability. I'm working on that.
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Wait, what thread was this again?
This is the thread where Tokyo does not get destroyed.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kentishrev Quote
I've got the kit 18-55mm, and a 50mm prime. May look at that 50-135, and then think about more primes as I see the lengths I'm using most.

(Later Edit: 1000 for a 50-135 may be out of reach for now! May go for 18-135 first)
I like my 18-135mm a lot, but it wouldn't be my priority. If I were starting out with your kit and budgetary constraints, my next lens would be the HD 55-300mm WR. Actually, that's pretty much the way I got started; 18-55 kit lens, FA 50mm, 55-300, in that order

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QuoteOriginally posted by kentishrev Quote
OK, this isn't as rude a question as perhaps the title suggests. However, it is a genuine newbie question.

My first Pentax DSLR, as I've mentioned elsewhere, is a K-30. I really enjoy using it, and find it both comfortable and straightforward. It allows me to learn Manual picture taking, and is fine at fairly high ISO when I'm shooting in low light.

Posts I've read are clear, of course, that no camera or lens will make a bad picture good, and ultimate determinant of a good picture is a good photographer. Once that is in place, all posts seem to suggest that it's the lens that makes the difference.

So what is it that makes an upgrade from the lower-end to a high-end so important?
If I owned a K-30 I'm not sure I would upgrade. I bought the K-3 as an upgrade from my K-r. Main features I wanted were (not necessarily in order):
- two e-dials
- pentaprism
- better low ISO
- weather sealing
- (MUCH) better AF
So your k-30 has 4/5 of these already.

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