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02-05-2021, 12:04 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by fancyqtr Quote
One of the battery contacts got some corroding on it and a guy at a camera store near me scraped that off.
The camera store does have used lenses, just not long enough at this time.
Congratulations for the easy fix.

With a 6MP sensor, you are forced to look for a longer focal length. With a larger sensor (I'd recommend at least 15MP) you can crop significantly with your current lens and achieve the equivalent of >300mm.

Some examples on the most affordable end:

K20D or K7=15MP
K5, K5ii, K30, K50, K500=16MP

I also noticed a Pentax 55-300mm F/4-5.8 SMC DA ED on KEH in excellent condition for $130.

9 out 10 times, I'd recommend upgrading the lens. In your case, I'd recommend the camera. If you can live without shooting birds, then enjoy your current gear.


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