Thinking of switching to Pentax from Canon

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marike6
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In reply to klavrack, 8 months ago

klavrack wrote:

Well, this has turned into a fun discussion, and if it hasn't left you more conflicted than when you began, I'm surprised. Basically, there are many wonderful options out there that will delight you. For a killer low-light indoor combo, you'd be hard-pressed to beat a K-30 or refurbed D7000 with the Sigma 18-35/1.8 (or 2.8-or-under budget alternative).

Beyond that is really a matter of what you presently (or hope to) do with your hobby. Great video and telephoto lens availability with Canon. Great flash systems and availability of borrowable-from-friends equipment with Nikon or Canon. Stabilized use of primes and legacy lenses with Pentax. The only option I've seen mentioned here with focus peaking is the K-30, which you really have to try with a good macro lens to appreciate the joy of. These cameras are all so good--just grab the one that expands your interests the most and go enjoy it.

Agree.  There are no right answers here.  The K-30 now at it's current price is a lot of camera for a little amount of money.  The D7000 is a step up into a pro-sumer type magnesium alloy body, 14-bit uncompressed RAW, more AF points, etc and at refurbished prices is an incredible deal.

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