Pentax as first DSLR?

Started Jul 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
yardcoyote
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Re: @ yardcoyote...EDIT
In reply to kikivrany, Jul 24, 2013

Thanks for your thoughtful two-part reply.  I agree that this is a difficult choice to make.  The WR kit zoom makes an appealing package with the WR Pentax body-- it's a combination you can take to the beach, into the snow, into the woods and so on and shoot all day, taking a variety of shots without having to worry about the camera.  But using a prime would be a better reflection of how I actually like to shoot most of the time.

I'd be interested in opinions about which lens option is best for actually learning to handle a DSLR and explore its control options.  I know I'll want to keep whatever camera I buy for a long time, so I want to build good habits right away and really learn to understand the camera before I start collecting a bunch of lenses.

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