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11-05-2009, 09:23 AM   #1
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Trying to decide, bought the K-x, keep my K20d?

I hate these threads, someone trying to get eveyone else to make up thier mind for them, but here I am posting one anyway!
I bought a K-x and put my K20d up for sale. Well, I love the K-x but I am having trouble letting go of my K20d, I really like that body also. . I was going to sell it to offset the cost of the K-x.
What would you do? Keep the K20d? Sell it and get a nice lens? I am leaning towards this because I may get whatever camera replaces the K-7/K20d.

What lens? if you had around $600 to spend?
a fast macro like a Tamron 90mm or a Sigma 105?
a longer fast lens like the Pentax 50-135mm f/2.8 etc...
or maybe a good wide lens like the Sigma 10-20mm?
I could see a need for all three characteristics of these lenses (wide, macro, fast)... just dont know yet which one I would enjoy the most.

Thanks in advance for your input...

11-05-2009, 12:46 PM   #2
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Same boat as you. Sold the K10D, bought the K-x as a second body (slight downgrade). Will get myself a 1st body with whatever replaces the K-7.

- I have the Tamron 90mm macro. Don't use it much.
- Wish I had the 50-135mm f/2.8, but it costs way more than $600.
- Wide 10-20mm would be nice, but I would rarely use it like the 90mm macro.

It would truly depend on your style. If I were you, I'd have all 3 lenses in my arsenal. Given the choice though, I would take the 50-135 f/2.8 which is a really nice lens for low light indoor shoots (e.g. weddings, parties, etc.)
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I couldn't let go of my K100 when I bought the K-7, and I had a chance to sell it, too. I did sell my DS when I bought the K10 (kept the K100) and regretted it for a long time. As much as I liked the K100, there was just something about the DS that made it special (it was my first dSLR) and I liked its smaller size/lighter weight, especially compared to the K10. So when I bought the K-7 and logic said I should sell either the K100 or K20, I didn't - I'm keeping all 3 cameras.

But then, I don't have any particular desire for a new lens, already owning what I really want (other than a weather sealed lens around the same focal length as the kit lens, but that's not very high on my priority list), including what's on your wish list (except I have the DA 12-24 and 10-17 covering the wide angle). If I really, really wanted a lens I might feel differently.
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Sell the Kx.


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