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09-10-2010, 07:13 AM   #16
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The Kx is nice, but the K7 is much nicer. In addition to the feel and control of the K7, it also is weather sealed. Not so with the Kx. I don't think twice about taking the K7 out regardless of the weather. I don't worry about all the situations that make me nervous when I'm out with my Kx. They are both great cameras.

If you need a zoom, go for the lens. If you try or buy the K7, there's no turning back.

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Based on what you have now and what you plan on photographing, you are limited more by lens selection than body features.

A new DA* 50-135 will expand your photography more than a K-7 will.



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QuoteOriginally posted by johnmflores Quote
Based on what you have now and what you plan on photographing, you are limited more by lens selection than body features.

A new DA* 50-135 will expand your photography more than a K-7 will.
Unless you are shooting with something really awful, adding a fine lens will almost always expand your creative options more than a new body. I've had this conversation with several young people who lust after a D5 or a D700, but are still shooting with a kit lens (NTTIAWWI).
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QuoteOriginally posted by Eruditass Quote
Better bodies will come out in the future, while lenses will stick around.
Yep. We could have stopped this thread right after this comment.

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Get the lens or other items before a new body

QuoteOriginally posted by crossover37 Quote
I have a K-x and was thinking of buying a K-7 but also want a DA* 50-135mm Lens which would be awesome for portraits which is what I shoot and will shoot weddings also so good ISO performance would be important. Would you rather upgrade from the K-x to a K-7 or keep the K-x and buy the DA* 50-135mm? My current lens with my K-x is a Tamron 28-75mm F2.8.
Newer bodies are nice, but I advise to invest in lenses, flash, light stand, umbrellas, etc before buying new bodies.

Did a whole day event with that body/flash combo last week:

Cultureel Festival Baarn 2010/IMGP5115

Inspired by John, a similar image with black body, Metz58 and hand strap.
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