Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
02-23-2014, 06:27 AM - 1 Like   #16
Moderator PEG Judges
Kerrowdown's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Highlands of Scotland.
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 32,847
QuoteOriginally posted by kentishrev Quote
Why would you buy a K-3?
Simply put, it's a great piece of kit.

02-23-2014, 06:47 AM - 1 Like   #17
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Alabama
Posts: 2,450
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.
02-23-2014, 09:57 AM - 1 Like   #18
Site Supporter
stevebrot's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Vancouver (USA)
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 27,483
QuoteOriginally posted by dansamy Quote
Wait, what thread was this again?
This is the thread where Tokyo does not get destroyed.


Steve
02-23-2014, 10:24 AM - 1 Like   #19
Pentaxian
audiobomber's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Sudbury, Ontario
Photos: Albums
Posts: 6,688
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

02-23-2014, 05:01 PM - 1 Like   #20
rfg
Senior Member




Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sydney
Posts: 137
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.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, k-3, k-30, lens, newbie, pentax help, photography, picture, posts, question, skill
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why did you buy a K-01? slackercruster Pentax Mirrorless Cameras 156 09-28-2013 04:26 PM
Would you buy a Q display model? ChopperCharles Pentax Q 21 12-17-2012 06:52 PM
Wildlife photographers, would you buy a Q sensor... barondla Pentax Q 5 05-01-2012 02:07 PM
Would you upgrade from a K-x to a K-7 or keep the K-x and buy a DA* 50-135mm crossover37 Pentax DSLR Discussion 19 09-11-2010 08:12 AM
Why would you buy a K-x and keep your K200D? mrpackerguy Pentax DSLR Discussion 37 11-17-2009 01:40 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:10 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top