Pentax K-50

Announced Jun 12, 2013 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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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...
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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 (2 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...
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By: Pinemoon (2 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...
gaetanonline
By: gaetanonline (5 months ago)
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Hi! I'm not a professional photographer and till now I'm using Olympus gears. I would like to upgrade my gear buying a pro or semi-pro gear what can give me professional results. I'm interested in Sony or Pentax because they are sensor shift stabilised and that's good for me because I like using old fast prime lenses. But I'm quite confused. I like shooting portrait, landscapes and architecture, indoor and outdoor. First I was interested in Pentax K-5 but after I looked at Pentax K-50 and I...
davidtwilcox
By: davidtwilcox (5 months ago)
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I have a decent understanding of photography basics, having taken a photography course in high school (well, 23 years ago). I even remember the basics of developing B&W film in a dark room. My recent experience has all been with a Kodak Z950 point-and-shoot and Panasonic Lumix ZX35 slightly-more-advanced-point-and-shoot. I am now seeing that what I'd like to do with a camera will require swapping lenses and getting more manual. The camera will be used outdoors 95% of the time. General street...
stay gold
By: stay gold (6 months ago)
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Hello, all. Sorry to just join a forum to ask a question, but I really have run out of options. I just received my Pentax k-50 in white in the mail today. I am dismayed to find that the paint finish is flat and not glossy, meaning it will get dirty quickly and not be easy clean. I am returning it and beginning the search to find another. I'm set on the Pentax k-50 and simply want another colour that I can wipe off. Can anyone tell me which colours (of the custom colours or stock colours) you...
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