Coming over from the darkside


Link Posted 08/05/2014 - 20:54
Hi guys
I've been eyeing up the k3 it's just blown me away with what it's
Capable of so much so that I'm gonna make a complete change over to pentax
It's been a prity stressful decision but I feel this thing will be awsome I shoot
Freelance for performance theatre show brochures etc i guess I've joined the forum
Hoping for a little reassurance on the k3 I'm going for the body fitted with the 18 to 270 lens and battery grip still lookin st guns


Link Posted 08/05/2014 - 21:33
K-3 is more than up to the job but I would think hard about the 18-270mm if you are shooting indoor shows. Personally I would have thought it a rather strange choice of lens but then I don't have any experience of shooting that sort of thing.
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Link Posted 08/05/2014 - 22:02

Depending how far away you are the DA*50-135 is just incredible for performances.
The DA17-70 is stunning too.
I shoot fully manual, with focus triggered by the rear AF. Our local school has rather a large gallery of my shots
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Last Edited by MattMatic on 08/05/2014 - 22:06


Link Posted 08/05/2014 - 22:56
Hello and Welcome to the forum

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Link Posted 09/05/2014 - 10:42
Hello and welcome.
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Link Posted 09/05/2014 - 14:04
Ditto what Mike says. The K-3 is awesome but that lens may not suit. The goto lens seems to be the 50-135 but costs as much as the camera. Always nice to have f2.8 when you need it.

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Last Edited by Gravelrash on 09/05/2014 - 14:09


Link Posted 09/05/2014 - 17:42
Hi Mike, welcome to the site and to the world of Pentax in general! I bought my K-3 approx. 6 months ago and have been absolutely delighted with it. I also have a K-5IIs, which is another superb camera, but the K-3 is better. I can't offer any opinions on the 18-270 as I have never owned or used one, but what I have found since owning the K-3 is that it benefits from quality glass to a level that I've not seen with any of my other cameras. It partners with the DA*50-135 superbly and I would echo what Matt said about this being a great lens for peformances. You can pick up an excellent / mint used one for about 500, which is the route that I took and IMHO it is well worth saving up for this lens to partner with the K-3.

Hope you get what you want / need.

Best wishes

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Link Posted 09/05/2014 - 19:54
Another vote here for the 50-135mm
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Link Posted 09/05/2014 - 23:17
+1 for the 30-135. It's like having a bagful of primes. Like David, I found a secondhand one for approx 500. Try the Classified Adverts here on the forum.


Link Posted 10/05/2014 - 15:16
Hello and welcome
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