Upgrading from *IST DS to Kr?

Started Apr 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Upgrading from *IST DS to Kr?
Apr 5, 2012

Hi - I've been lurking here for a while, and was pleased to see someone post some photos from a *ist DS a few days ago. I'm still using that camera, but I'm now finding that the low-light performance, and lack of SR are a limitation.

I'm considering upgrading by buying a Kr body plus a 35mm 2.4 prime, keeping the 18-50 kit zoom and 50mm 1.7 prime I already have from the DS.

I'm guessing this would give me a better sensor, SR and faster AF, but at a cost of lower viewfinder magnification.

(Of course I'd LOVE to jump to a K5, but figure it's better spending some of that money on a good lens, rather than putting it all in the camera - I can't afford both)

Has anyone else upgraded from the *ist DS to a Kr - how did you find the cameras compared? Was the upgrade worth it?


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