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07-13-2014, 10:41 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Putting a kit together

It's been a while since I last posted here.
My Samsung GX-10 has 90,000+ actuations on it now and I don't know how much longer it will last so i'm retiring it and going for a new kit.

I just picked up a used K-x this week for peanuts to tide me over until I could afford a new setup. Luckily, i've managed to sell some of my other gear and will be getting the new body sooner than I thought.

Obviously, my current gear will stay for now and will be supplemented by some new lenses.


This is what I have decided on and am waiting on right now.

Pentax K-30
Pentax 16-45
Pentax 55-300
Pentax 50 / 1.8
Pentax 35 /2.4

I already have the following kit:

Sigma 10-20
Zenitar 16mm Fisheye
Cosina 20 / 3.8
Pentax 40 / 2.8 Limited
Pentax A 28 / 2.8
Pentax A 50 / 1.4
Pentax M 85 / 2.0
Pentax M 100
Pentax M 135 / 2.8
Kiron 105 / 2.8
Sigma 50-500 'Bigma'

Samsung SEF36PZF Flash
Canon 430EZ Speedlight
Vivitar 283 Flash
Yongnuo 602 Triggers


As you can imagine i'm pretty stoked at getting a new setup. I can't wait to get out and shoot some stuff.



This is the sort of stuff that I shoot these days.




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07-13-2014, 10:53 AM   #2
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Looks like a good kit, GL!
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Nice, I would go for the WR version of the 55-300 though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ramseybuckeye Quote
Nice, I would go for the WR version of the 55-300 though.
True true, I got some of my best shots out in rainy/snowy weather with my DA*300.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ramseybuckeye Quote
Nice, I would go for the WR version of the 55-300 though.
I would have loved the WR version but the price I got on the standard version was too good to pass up. I can live without the WR, as i've never had it before and doubt if i'll miss it all that much.
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To all different, your kit looks good even without the WR
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As with the others, I don't see too many holes in your kit.

If you are lacking in one spot - assuming more length and speed is an occasional need (I shoot a lot of concerts) - you might want to consider the Samyang/ Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 - or one of the Pentax 70/77/85s if you're willing to spend more.

That said, for concerts, the K-30 is pretty loud. I tend to shoot them with a K-01 and screen loupe - a very good set up.
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I hope to be able to add an AF 85mm at some point in the future. Right now I have an SMC-M 85/2, SMC-M 100/2.8 and a Kiron 105/2.8 (the legendary MF Macro) that cover that range so i'll stick with those for now.

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Got all my kit today. Gotta say what an amazing camera the K30 is. I'm certainly gonna enjoy shooting with this one. Shame about it not having a battery grip though.
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