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04-08-2016, 04:19 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by PentaxCats Quote
Sorry, I don't have a K50. I do still have my old K20, K7 & maybe a K5 (don't say it, I know I'm a pack rat.... I was thinking last week I need to try to sell one or two of them). I haven't used them in a long time, & they have a lot of shutter clicks. But if no one else makes an offer that's near you & you want to borrow one we can give it a try.
I'm in Michigan.
When do you need it?
You're not a "packrat" - you're careful. If your current camera had a problem and you had an important trip coming up, you could go into your closet and pick a known backup. I did that with my film cameras, but since 2007 I have bought a total of 3 DSLR's ... and two of them have died prematurely, so my only backup right now is my Q-7 - which did serve that role well for a couple of months last summer, between the unexpected death of my second Canon Rebel and my buying the K-30 {we made a trip, and our second daughter received her master's degree during that time}

One of the cameras I considered when I was shopping last summer was a high shutter count K-5 being sold by a pro. He always has three cameras, a primary camera, a secondary camera, and a backup. Last summer, he bought a K-3ii, so the K-3 moved from "primary" to "secondary", the K-5ii moved from "secondary to "backup", and the K-5 moved from "backup" to eBay.

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Thanks for the support reh321! Like you said I prefer to have a backup (or 2).
Have a safe weekend!

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