Pentax K-5 as 1st DSLR?

Started Aug 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
asp1880 Regular Member • Posts: 355
Re: Pentax K-5 as 1st DSLR?

Zmkis wrote:

And Pentax K-5 lens kit worths it?

The Pentax 18-55 WR kit lens is quite good. It's optically on par with the competition
but it's better mechanically:

  • weather resistant

  • non-rotating front element (enables use of polarizer filters)

  • comes with a petal-shaped lens hood

  • focus quick shift (you can grab and twist the focus ring to adjust focus anytime)

  • printed focus distance scale

The Nikon and Canon 18-55 kit lenses don't have any of those things.

Regards,
--Anders.

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