Pentax K-50

Announced Jun 12, 2013 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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Sailas
By: Sailas (6 days ago)
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Hello everyone, I am choosing from two cameras: Pentax K-50 (with a stock sense 18-135) and Sony A58 (with two lenses: 18-55 and 55-300). A58 is cheaper, but K-50 is weather sealed and has an AF assist lamp. I read a lot about both of them, but still did not manage to make up my mind. Which camera you would recommend to go for and why? I do not know much about photography (just started couple of weeks ago), so all hints do matter.   Many thanks for your opinions.  Cheers, Alex
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Hi, I want to upgrade the firmware on my K50. Unfortunately my computer's built-in card-reader has stopped working, and so far I am struggling with fixing it as the menu is in French and my understanding of that language does not extend to computer terminology. According to the Pentax (well, Ricoh really) site I can do the update by connecting the K50 to the machine by USB cable (but that's all it says. My attempts haven't worked. What I did was: - download the upgrade - as no menu or...
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I bought a K50 a few weeks ago. Nice camera, but the battery needs recharging for a second time after only 150 shots. Can't remember how many it managed the first time, about 50 perhaps, but I did spend a lot of time going through menus, setting things up and so on to start with. Having to charge it the first time did surprise me because I would have expected more from the battery on my Canon SX50, but maybe I spent so long playing with the settings..... Anyway, this is how it has been...
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Hi, I'll try to keep this brief, I posted something similar in the micro 4/3 group.  I have micro 4/3 and a Pentax k50 and I'm trying to have less gear and gear more focused on my interests.  I like to do family portraits (mainly of my 6 year old son), pictures of dogs, but my main love is bird photography.   I'm trying to figure out if the Pentax K3 would be a big upgrade over my k50 for birding.  I'd also be looking to add a longer lens (55-300 is what I have now), something that can go to...
math guy
By: math guy (2 months ago)
Posted to: Pentax SLR Talk
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I'm in no rush as this won't matter until summer, but I'm asking now because I'm thinking about it. Our summer trip next year will include kayaking around the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario. I'd like to take my K-3 and/or K-50 along with WR lenses. Even though they're WR, I'd still like to have them in a dry bag except when shooting. While looking for one, I notice that there are (at least) two types: coated nylon , and thicker PVC. The lighter weight appeals to me for packability, but I don't...
Travel Gal
By: Travel Gal (2 months ago)
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Hello there!  I am new to the whole digital camera scene and i am needing some advice. I am traveling to Iceland in the next few months and I want to buy a camera that is weatherproof and would take some good photos. I have seen a couple different types of cameras but one that keep popping up is the Pentax K-50. I want to try to stay within a $200-$400 dollar budget but I want a quality camera to help capture my trip. Is that a good reliable camera? And if it is not what are some good brands?
tingeltangel
By: tingeltangel (3 months ago)
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Good evening, I'm currently struggling with my new Nikon D7200, which I just bought in addition to a Pentax K50. The lens I am using is AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II. For some reason however, I can only select an fstop of f5.6, maximum of f22. I am in M mode. This confuses me as, given the lens in a 3.5-5.6, I would have assumed would be the range of my fstop. I actually do need the 3.5. What am I missing here?? Thanks so much for any help.
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So i was planning to buy a pentax k-50 and dad owned a old pentax and I was hoping to use the kaf mount lens from that, its a 35-135 smc f zoom. Obviously this lens was in storage and I thought lets check the shape of this lens out and iv been left distraught. It seems theres haze on lens but i have nothing to verify it with. So theres a smudging of sorts on the back of the lens which I have not corrected for the lack of a microfibre right now lets assume I clear that up even then theres no...
deltree
By: deltree (4 months ago)
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So i was planning to buy a pentax k-50 and dad owned a old pentax and I was hoping to use the kaf mount lens from that, its a 35-135 smc f zoom. Obviously this lens was in storage and I thought lets check the shape of this lens out and iv been left distraught. It seems theres haze on lens but i have nothing to verify it with. So theres a smudging of sorts on the back of the lens which I have not corrected for the lack of a microfibre right now lets assume I clear that up even then theres no...
PhotoSpring
By: PhotoSpring (4 months ago)
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Hello, it's been a long time since I've posted, but I spend too much time here lurking! :-DMy daughter (15) has recently gotten into photography pretty seriously. She worked all summer to purchase a lightly used Pentax K50 and really enjoys composing her shots specifically how she wants them to look. I'm impressed as she hasn't ever really been interested in anything. So now she has quite a few pictures that she's satisfied with and wants to start experimenting to see how other well known...
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