Considering throwing in the towel with Pentax, some honest unbiased thoughts on the matter desired..

Started 11 months ago | Questions thread
fakuryu
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Re: Considering throwing in the towel with Pentax...
In reply to cdherman, 11 months ago

cdherman wrote:

I have an older Pentax K-x body which is obviously not very valuable now, and a couple APS-c cheap entry lenses in the 18-55 and 50-200 ranges.

But I also have a nice FA 1:1.4 50mm and a Sigma 1:1.8 EX DG 28m Macro. I think both of these are decent lenses, someone correct me if I am wrong, full frame lenses.

My daughter needs a bigger lens for her highschool yearbook work.

I am in a quandary as to my options. I'd like to buy a good 50x500mm zoom in the $1500 range, but I cannot decide if I should stay with pentax, or abandon pentax and find one of the other "big 2" brands going forward.

It seems like Pentax is dwindling slowly. Wondering if I should bail out before I make the next high dollar purchase.....

The only thing valuable I have left are the two prime lenses.....

I recognize that posting a doom and gloom question on a Pentax forum is subject to bias and I am NOT bashing Pentax. Just trying to be realistic. Was always a Pentax fan, but we cannot always be winners.....

Your honest thoughts.....

50-500mm, $1500, for a HS yearbook?

I'm not here to judge but is it really necessary? And what is the use of the 500mm for?

BTW a Pentax K5II body and a Tamron 70-200 f2.8 Macro is roughly $1500 in Amazon and that setup is more than enough for any HS yearbook IMHO.

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