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

Started 10 months ago | Questions thread
Britney Elvis
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A new lens for the KX and a bridge camera 4 the long zoom
In reply to cdherman, 10 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.....

I would let her use your KX and a fast zoom like a 28-75 2.8 for indoor shots...   Your 50-200 along the sidelines for outdoor games/events.
And then I would buy her a nice long zoom bridge camera for anything that truly needs the 750mm eq  length.
Panny/Sony/Canon and Fuji all have really decent ones.   
I use my Canon SX50 for yearbook shots of my grade school kids.   And have never had one rejected for not being a DSLR shot.

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