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zebrasas

Link Posted 14/10/2010 - 21:17
Hi everyone, new boy from Brighton. As the heading says I dont have a camera, well not a pentax but have owned many film pentax cameras, at the moment, dare I say it a canon 350d I bought 6 years ago when they first arrived. So I decided to change to Pentax. From my film days I always liked pentax so now I have decided to upgrade. The ltd lenses have had a big influence on this decision. So hopefuly soon I will be a full pentaxian in the near future. Difficult time to change at the moment as there is a lot of choice k5,k7,km or kr !!! Think k5 to much for me at moment as i want at least 1 ltd lens. Anyway nice to meet you all and join in with the chat.
Andy

Hyram

Link Posted 14/10/2010 - 21:20
Welcome

Quality lenses will always be quality lenses but the bodies come and go.

I am not sure what I would do in your shoes - possibly the K-r.
Hyram

Bodies: K20D (2), K10D, Super A, ME Super, Auto 110 SLR, X70, Optio P70
Pentax Glass: DA* 300, DA* 60-250, DA* 50-135, DA* 16-50, DA 70 Ltd, FA 31 Ltd, DA 35 Ltd, DA 18-55 (2), DA 12-24, DA 10-17, M 200, A 35-70, M 40, M 28, Converter-A 2X-S, 1.4X-S, AF 1.7, Pentax-110 50, Pentax-110 24
Other Glass: Sigma 105 macro, Sigma-A APO 75-300
Flash: Metz 58 AF-1 P, Pentax AF160FC ringflash, Pentax AF280T

flossie

Link Posted 14/10/2010 - 21:36
For a minute there I thought someone was talking about the Cameraless photography exhibition at the V&A...

*ahem* ah... welcome!

As you are thinking of a ltd lens (excellent choice!), and want to keep in budget, I'd choose between a K7 or a Kr. If you want low-light, go for the Kr. If that's not a priority, you should be able to get a great deal on a K7 as its now the "older" model (although still a great camera, if you aren't bothered about high ISO). There's one in the Classifieds here, for example.
Still shooting in the dark (literally and metaphorically)...
Last Edited by flossie on 14/10/2010 - 21:42

davex

Link Posted 14/10/2010 - 21:41
Quote:
go for the K4


K5 + 8mm-500mm zooms and primes
Please feel free to play with any images I post.
My flickr: link

flossie

Link Posted 14/10/2010 - 21:42
Ooops. Sorry, Kr. damn laptop keyboard...
Still shooting in the dark (literally and metaphorically)...

Hyram

Link Posted 14/10/2010 - 21:42
I think flossie means K-r as the R is under the 4 on the keyboard
Hyram

Bodies: K20D (2), K10D, Super A, ME Super, Auto 110 SLR, X70, Optio P70
Pentax Glass: DA* 300, DA* 60-250, DA* 50-135, DA* 16-50, DA 70 Ltd, FA 31 Ltd, DA 35 Ltd, DA 18-55 (2), DA 12-24, DA 10-17, M 200, A 35-70, M 40, M 28, Converter-A 2X-S, 1.4X-S, AF 1.7, Pentax-110 50, Pentax-110 24
Other Glass: Sigma 105 macro, Sigma-A APO 75-300
Flash: Metz 58 AF-1 P, Pentax AF160FC ringflash, Pentax AF280T

Dangermouse

Link Posted 14/10/2010 - 21:57
The K-m was discontinued a year or so ago - I think you mean the K-x?

Welcome, anyway!
Matt

Shooting the Welsh Wilderness with K-m, KX, MX, ME Super and assorted lenses.

Hardgravity

Link Posted 14/10/2010 - 22:11
Welcome and good luck choosing the right camera.

For the K7 is weather proof seals, that and a Ltd lens means all weather shooting.

For the Kr is high ISO, that and a Ltd lens means great poor light opportunities.

Or you could just get a used K20 and save up for the next new model!
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.

zebrasas

Link Posted 14/10/2010 - 22:42
Thanks for all your replies. High ISO shooting not worried about or fast frames per second. I shoot mainly manual and RAW, and I think the k7 is better as it has two control wheels one for aperture the other for the shutter. I have not seen the kr and what I have seen from pics it only has one control wheel, so does this mean I have to press another button while turning the control wheel so I can change either aperture or shutter, I have to do this on my 350d and I find it very annoying and fiddly.
Thanks for your advice, will be asking for more soon but will leave for another day
Andy

JonSchick

Link Posted 14/10/2010 - 22:44
If you are into RAW and manual, I think you are right to stick to the bodies with two control dials. The K-7 is a superb RAW-shooter's camera and great value now. A secondhand K20D would be a good buy too.
Jon

Some occasional random stuff at The Photographers Block: link

i-Berg

Link Posted 15/10/2010 - 10:49
G'day and welcome.
http://www.pbase.com/iberg

gillbod

Link Posted 15/10/2010 - 16:16
the k20 is the budget-minded option for what you want, and a very capable body.

the extra money you save by going that way will go a good way towards buying more limiteds.

also, strongly consider buying second hand on this forum—it could save you a ton of money. i wish i did this instead of buying new.
k7, 15/4, 31/1.8, 70/2.4, 200/2.8, Metz 58

CoDa

Link Posted 15/10/2010 - 21:05
Hi, and welcome to the forum.
Colin

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”
Edmund Burke (1729 – 1797)



puma

Link Posted 15/10/2010 - 23:28

zebrasas

Link Posted 16/10/2010 - 09:31
Thanks for the welcome and advice, I have decided on a second hand K7 with kit lens to get me started until I can get some ltd's, I will wait for all you K7 boys cant stand it any longer and have to get the K5 (will be soon I think, looks nice camera you know you want it).
Andy
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