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01-16-2016, 01:33 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by toptenmaterial Quote
I'll show you if I can ever figure out how to post it from the phone.

Yes, I'd like to see it, if possible. For me as well, the transfers from the phone are a challenge - e-mail it to myself and then download to computer to upload here? There's probably a better way, but I don't know it.

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Yes, I'd like to see it, if possible. For me as well, the transfers from the phone are a challenge - e-mail it to myself and then download to computer to upload here? There's probably a better way, but I don't know it.
Let's see if it worked
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Yes, pretty cool photo. Thanks for sharing.
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Love my K-50, I have used a D3200 and a D7100, I felt the D7100 out performed the K-50 overall, but the K-50 outperformed the D3200 in every way for me.

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I felt the D7100 out performed the K-50 overall.
At more than $800, I would hope so! ☺
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Hi, dropping by here for the first time in ages. I ended up pulling the trigger on the Panasonic LX100 compact back in February and am very pleased. On a sadder note, the K 50 seems to no longer be in production.
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On a sadder note, the K 50 seems to no longer be in production.
But the current entry level models, K-S2 and K-70, are even better. They have added a tilting screen and a 20 and 24mp sensor (respectively) with no anti-aliasing filter, amongst other things. The sensor in the K-70 is handed down from the K-3, which is a highly-featured high-end APS-C camera.

If you are still weighing Pentax against other systems, see John Hilvert's excellent article: Why buy Pentax in 2016? - Articles and Tips | PentaxForums.com
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But the current entry level models, K-S2 and K-70, are even better. They have added a tilting screen and a 20 and 24mp sensor (respectively) with no anti-aliasing filter, amongst other things. The sensor in the K-70 is handed down from the K-3, which is a highly-featured high-end APS-C camera.

If you are still weighing Pentax against other systems, see John Hilvert's excellent article: Why buy Pentax in 2016? - Articles and Tips | PentaxForums.com
What do you think of the look of the K70 vs the K50?

Edit: Good read by the way, I enjoyed the article.


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What do you think of the look of the K70 vs the K50?

Edit: Good read by the way, I enjoyed the article.
Had a K-50 and now I have a K-70, I find that I like the new look at lot more. Seems more professional "camera body" style but still uniquely Pentax.
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What do you think of the look of the K70 vs the K50?
If you want cool looks, you are looking in the wrong place. Maybe an Olympus OMG or whatever they are called.

I'm more interested in how it works. But I admit to being deeply uncool.

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What do you think of the look of the K70 vs the K50?
Did the wheels just come off the bus?

After an exhaustive intro to students about the pros and cons of various DSLRs, four were able to convince their parents to get a K50. When they showed up in class, I asked them what was the final determining factor that got them to commit to a Pentax over the much more common Canon and Nikon models....and one student said it was the only camera that came in white.

Maybe Pentax shouldnʻt give up on non-black models so quickly???
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I also enjoy that fact that they are really weird looking machines. I almost pulled the trigger on the fire engine red k-50 earlier this year, but settled on the Lumix LX100 which I don't regret.

However it seems as though the remaining K-50s in circulation are priced a bit on the high side, I haven't seen any of those sweet B&H deals in a while.
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However it seems as though the remaining K-50s in circulation are priced a bit on the high side, I haven't seen any of those sweet B&H deals in a while.
The K-30 and K-50 were really good cameras, but they have been overtaken by another generation of models with many worthwhile improvements. The price would have to be really really cheap to make a new one a good buy now. (And we haven't mentioned the risk of aperture block failure either.)

Take current B&H new prices, body only, as a rough guide (and let's ignore colour for the moment ):
- K-S1 $400 (with 18-55 lens)
- K-S2 $527
- K-70 $647
- K-3 $699
- K-3ii $848
Against those alternatives, you would need to find a K-50 or K-30 (almost the same camera, but better looking!) for <$300 to make it worth considering. Looking at Amazon, they seem to be upwards of $400 new. To my mind $400 for a new K-30/K-50 would be crazy when you could get a K-S2 for only $127 more (probably less if you shop around).

Incidentally, it seems to me that the best buys amongst new cameras in the list are the K-S2 and the K-3. If you don't already have a suite of lenses, look for one bundled with the DA 18-135 lens, if the effective price of the lens is about $300.

If you take body colours into account though - yes sadly the range is not as wide as it was. No more red ones. (Unless you get a K-S1 - and can live without WR and two control wheels.)
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Interesting take on the obsolescence of the K-50 Des. Does the current entry Canon (T3i I think) fit that category as well?
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Against those alternatives, you would need to find a K-50 or K-30 (almost the same camera, but better looking!) for <$300 to make it worth considering. Looking at Amazon, they seem to be upwards of $400 new. To my mind $400 for a new K-30/K-50 would be crazy when you could get a K-S2 for only $127 more (probably less if you shop around)

If you take body colours into account though - yes sadly the range is not as wide as it was. No more red ones. (Unless you get a K-S1 - and can live without WR and two control wheels.)
I'm still running around with my red K-30, shooting events. The thing the newer cameras in its class lack are access to AA batteries. If you upgrade to the K3 or K3ii, you'll need to put down money and weight for a battery grip. I'd find it hard to go back to proprietary batteries when I can carry a big bag of eneloops for my flash, transceivers and camera.
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