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Pentax K-50

Announced Jun 12, 2013 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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math guy
By: math guy (3 weeks ago)
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Does anyone have a white K-50 or K-30? I just bought a K-3 and was planning to keep my K-x as a second body. But since I needed a couple of WR lenses for rainy-day shooting, I think I've decided to sell the K-x and just get the WR lenses in a kit with the K-50. Comes out to be about the same net cost, and I get a new camera for the backup. Anyway, I really like the looks of the white K-50, and that kit is only $20 more than the black. But I have two questions first: Does the white part of...
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I have come across two that are within my budget Pentax DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 DC WR lens and Sigma 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 DC Macro Are any of these good choices? Would you recommend any others? willing to spend up to $350
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Im getting back into photography, and decided to buy a Pentax k-50. After much thinking, i decided the k-50 would best suite my needs for landscape/travel photography. I'm looking into some lenses, i don't want the kit lenses. Here are some im looking into. I want a good set up for some vacations i have planned to Pennsylvania to see family and a vacation to Costa Rica this winter Wide Angle for landscapes; Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 DC ($449 @ Amazon). Rokinon FE14M-P 14mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Fixed...
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I currently have access to both a Pentax K-50 and Oly E-M10. I've been using a manual Oly OM 50mm macro on the E-M10 (.5 mag), and it's OK, not great. I've used a smc Pentax-M 100mm macro (.5) on the Pentax, and I like that lens quite a bit. But I wanna try higher magnification. And I think I want autofocus and aperture control as well. I like working all manual, but I've run up against its limitations. I take a lot of photos while out on hikes, without a tripod (maybe a monopod), and...
dmitriyvan
By: dmitriyvan (2 months ago)
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I'm possibly thinking of buying one of the Pentax's cameras listed above. I've compared the two, on paper. Amazon has the K-50 body listed for $290.00, and the SK1 for $389.00. Is spending the extra $100 dollars on the Sk1 worth it? Is the Sk1 significantly better than the K-50? is Picture quality better? or better in low light? I like shoot nature/landscapes, is one better than the other for that? I see that the SK1 has 20mp compared to 16mp of the k-50.  I have a budget of $600-$650, i...
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I might possibly buy a Pentax K-50, but don't want the kit lens. Any suggestions for other lenses?
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Im in the market for a new camera. Im a beginner. I previously owned a Canon Rebel XSI, until it broke a few years ago. I would mainly use that for landscape photography and nature while out on hikes. My main use for the next camera would be landscape/nature/everyday photography. I would want a camera with good picture quality. I just don't know what to choose. I like the mirror-less style.  So far i have looked up: Fujifilm X-E1 Sony A6000 Olympus OM-D E-10 Pentax k-50 pentax k-s2 Anyone...
naldopr
By: naldopr (3 months ago)
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hello new to this forum and also to dslr world I have been fascinated by macro photography and outdoors photography and since then I have been researching and came across pentax camera with the water sealing feature and like that alot since a good friend of mine lost his nikon due water split is hard to loose money in a new camera.  now that Im almost ready to get my first camera I feel a little lost to choose a k50,k3 or even an use k5 I know the body is not that important as many tell me...
Pinemoon
By: Pinemoon (3 months ago)
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I got a K-50 a few months ago and love it. A few weeks ago I started noticing these "squiggles" appearing in my images.  It's not the lens. It happens with any lens I have. I took an air puff to the body to try and remove any particles but that hasn't helped. I'm too scared to brush the mirror or anything. I have the camera set to shake the sensor every time the camera is turned off. Do I have particles on my sensor? Help!
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I hope this is the right place to pose these questions and seek advice. Looking for a camera to replace my well-used(and broken) A200, I am trying out a GX7, having chosen it over the K50. I'll use it to photograph grandchildren, landscapes, family, some wildlife and sports. I'm really drawn to the compactness of MFT, and the GX7 seems a good fit for me...except for one issue. The EVF is...disconcerting. After about a week with the GX7 and Panasonic 12-32mm lens, using both the evf and touch...
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