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09-09-2009, 11:02 PM   #1
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Ordered my K7

Well have much debate I sold off all my Nikon gear and decided to try something different. So I ordered a K7. I should arrive next week. I ordered the 16-50 DA* lens to go with it. Hopefully this will please me for a bit before I can afford to get a decent telephoto.

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hello and welcome to the forum. I was hoping that you could had bought some excellent primes instead. particularly some LTD lenses and non-LTD which can be equally good or better than the LTDs in some way. those lenses would have some outstanding results with the K-7. not that I'm saying the DA* are bad, but such primes have this certain edge over them. I would however recommend a 50-135mm instead.

but anyway, I don't want you feeding on an LBA soon.
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Welcome. I can't speak for the K7, but you will enjoy the 16-50. It's an excellent lens with great colors and good contrast. I think photographers fall into two camps -- primes and zooms. I like primes a lot, but for every day walk around, chasing kids, etc, you can't beat the flexibility of a zoom and the DA * zooms are excellent.
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Welcome as well. I'd echo Rondec's comments. My DA*16-50 is my main lens and has given me excellent results.

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Congrats and welcome.
I'm sure you'll be well pleased.
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hello and welcome convert.
ive had my k-7 for a couple of weeks now and i can tell you that you wont be dissapointed!(even though i have never used a nikon.
pentax all the way
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
Welcome. I can't speak for the K7, but you will enjoy the 16-50. It's an excellent lens with great colors and good contrast. I think photographers fall into two camps -- primes and zooms. I like primes a lot, but for every day walk around, chasing kids, etc, you can't beat the flexibility of a zoom and the DA * zooms are excellent.
I'm the opposite. I have the DA* and think it's great, but I also like shooting with my 35mm and 50mm primes. There's just something about most primes that are just magical.

Enjoy your new K-7 (I might get one at some point), and once you figure out what focal lengths you tend to like, consider getting a prime for it.
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Congats on the new K7! I have the DA*16-50 and the DA*50-135. They are great lenses and I'm sure once you get the 16-50 you'll start saving for the 50-135.

Anyway, I have a friend that used Nikon forever and after letting them experiment with my K7 they are considering switching. I can not give you my own personal experience as I have not shot Nikon, but from what my friend told me, you will be pleased.

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