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07-09-2015, 12:16 PM   #16
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Just every day photography: family, holidays, birthdays, kids, animals, insects, sunrises, sunsets
If you are going to be using the camera in different environments, then you may find the weather-resistant sealing offers a little reassurance. It doesn't just offer protection against the rain, but also guards against cold temperatures and is dust resistant.

As for focus point indication, it really depends on your personal preferences as to whether you will find this useful. The K-500 and K-50 share an 11-point autofocus system. This can potentially make shooting very simple, as the 11 points are spread across the frame, so the camera has a good chance of picking up what it is you want to focus upon. A 5-point autofocus mode (which both cameras also support), by contrast, will focus on objects around the centre of the frame.

If you are using the 11-point autofocus mode, this has the advantage of being able to pick up most objects that are in the frame, but the disadvantage that in some shots you are not going to be sure where it is going to try and focus. With the 5-point autofocus mode, you will have a pretty good idea of what it is going to try and focus on most of the time, but unfortunately it won't attempt to focus on objects that are towards the edges of the frame

Therefore, if you think that you will be using the 11-point autofocus mode a lot, then focus point indication in the viewfinder is well worth having, as a little red dot will appear to let you know where the camera is attempting to focus. The focus point indication is less critical for the 5-point autofocus mode, and doesn't really matter at all if you are going to manually select the focus point for you shots.

07-12-2015, 09:54 PM   #17
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They ar asking about 330$. Is this OK?

Samy's Camera here in SoCal was just selling brand new K-50 / 18-55 lens for $299

07-15-2015, 02:48 PM   #18

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Cheapest actual prices in Germany (18% import tax / VAT included, delivery free in Germany):

Pentax K-50 body € 399
Pentax K-50 + DAL 18-55 WR € 425
Pentax K-50 + DA 18-135 WR € 709

These are prices from authorized Pentax dealers, and are roughly € 80-90 lower than the selling price recommended by Ricoh.
Presently, in Germany you would get € 50 returned because of the Ricoh cashback action.

Price check with non-authorized dealers (probably "grey market" imports) shows it is not worth considering (€ 60-70 cheaper, but no cashback).

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