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Link Posted 23/10/2020 - 15:39
Lucky chap that I am, I own a K5, K3ii, K70 and a K1. The boss aka the wife is keen that I get rid of some gear so I am thinking of getting rid of one body. (which will go to one of the grandchildren, 14 at last count) I know which camera body I have picked - what do you esteemed experts think?
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vic cross

Link Posted 23/10/2020 - 16:52
I think it is unfair to the other 13 and you buy them all a K1Mk2 . Actually depending on age and strength maybe the lightest one for a start.
Born again biker with lots of Pentax bits. Every day I wake up is a good day. I'm so old I don't even buy green bananas.

vic cross

Link Posted 23/10/2020 - 16:55
P.S. Maybe if you have 14 grand kids you might be old and weak therefore give them the heaviest one.
Born again biker with lots of Pentax bits. Every day I wake up is a good day. I'm so old I don't even buy green bananas.


Link Posted 24/10/2020 - 11:44
With that lot kicking about! I bet you haven't used the k5 in ages, that can go. The K3II is heavy and image quality out performed by the other two so that can go.
Now lets face it, the image quality between the remaining cameras in good light and for general shooting is not that great so unless you tell me about a specialist area of photography that you enjoy, the K1 can go as well. Once you've done this you can console yourself by buying the DA* 11 -18mm to go on your K70, a fantastic lens and look forward to the replacement for the DA*16-50mm, I know I am!
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Link Posted 24/10/2020 - 15:06
Thanks gents for advice? The K5 is now on sort of permanent loan to No.2 son The K3ii is almost like an old friend, the remaining 2 I will keep. I had in mind to let the K70 go, but you
get attached to them don't you. My photography seems to be mainly old buildings, churches, cathedrals etc. But being a country boy wildlife also. Very keen on B&W also. Thanks again. Regards to all John
Just passing thru


Link Posted 24/10/2020 - 16:16
I'm not completely clear why one of them had to go, but I suppose photographically we have all been told we need to shoot things in threes, or fives, or sevens, and so on. Clearly with 4 camera bodies you needed to make that an odd number, so the elegant solution was to buy another one?
Best regards, John


Link Posted 24/10/2020 - 16:58
aha, now that is a plan, now I need thoughts on how to smuggle another one into the house.
Just passing thru


Link Posted 24/10/2020 - 18:21
His Nibs is a guitarist. It would be more than my life is worth to suggest he gets rid of one of his many guitars, even though he only plays two of them (one acoustic, one electric) most of the time, but never simultaneously.
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