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05-31-2011, 01:12 PM   #16
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Help me choose!!

Used K-x with Kit lens, Like New apparently $460

New K-r with kit lens $625

05-31-2011, 01:18 PM   #17
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Again, with your budget - if you only have the 700, then the 460 deal and get the Tamron also, if you have more, the KR deal and get the Tamron.
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I agree. The $700 is a little misleading. i can afford more, I was just trying to keep it to $700. However the K-r brand new just seems too good to pass up.
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from how i see it, the K-x with better glass will give you better pictures than a K-r with just a kit lens.

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QuoteOriginally posted by adpo Quote
from how i see it, the K-x with better glass will give you better pictures than a K-r with just a kit lens.
I agree. Bodies come and go, but good glass is always worth spending a bit more on.
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Ordered the K-x. $480 shipped. It was the right way to go.
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A Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 would be a good walkaround lens to go along with the K-X. Used ones can be found for ~$300 or so in the for sale forum here.
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I was faced with the same decision earlier this year and bought the Kx and a Tamron 18-200mm zoom. Best decision I made. I recently returned from a trip to London and Paris and I've been very happy with the walk-around shots from the Tammy...but the Kx paired with my FA50/1.4 are just awesome. I was also really surprised at how well the 50/1.4 and Kx paired for indoor no-flash pictures.

I think you'll be more than happy with your purchase!

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QuoteOriginally posted by dwhopson Quote
I was faced with the same decision earlier this year and bought the Kx and a Tamron 18-200mm zoom. Best decision I made
That is exactly the setup I recommended to him on page one of this thread...
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I just needed to be led to the water I do appreciate all the good advice here. I came around eventually
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and now that you're on the forums, you will slowly be conditioned into a perpetual state of LBA =D
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QuoteOriginally posted by adpo Quote
and now that you're on the forums, you will slowly be conditioned into a perpetual state of LBA =D
That is for sure true in my case. After discovering this forum and buying a Kx from the marketplace, LBA has had its grip on me eversince and has yet to let go.
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Happy shooting with your K-x!

A cheap alternative would be the Pentax F35-70mm zoom, seems to go for around $50.
SMC Pentax-F 35-70mm F3.5-4.5 Reviews - Pentax Lens Reviews & Pentax Lens Database

It has replaced the kit lens on my K-x (unless I need wide) most of the time. I like the macro-function as well.

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+1 for k-x . I would have love to suggest k-r but focusing problems with k-r are unlikely to be fixed.
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+1 for the K-x and good price too. Just stay away from the K-5 forum.
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