Pentax K5, worth buying instead of nikon?

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Pentax K5, worth buying instead of nikon?


I was browsing an online store and saw that a K5 with the 18-135 WR is currently cheaper than a d7000 with the 18-105 lens.

I am thinking about buying a DSLR and was set oN nikon mainly because of the lens lineup.

The 35, 50 and 85 1.8 lenses would be some I would like to buy in the future for portraits.

they also have great general zooms, UWA and have full-frame bodies that are always a future upgrade path.

I don't really know pentax. I know the k5 is considered one of the best APS-c cameras in regard to IQ.

i also like the size, external controls, viewfinder and excellent weather sealing.

what concerns me about pentax is the system... Or the lack of...

From what I see, there is a good 50 1.8.

There is a 35, but slow at 2.4...

No 85... The only UWA starts at 12mm...

So, pentax users, is pentax a system worth buying into?

What lenses do you use for portraits and DOF control?

Also, is the 18-135 a good lens in regard to IQ?

Is the weather sealing of the K5 better than the d7000?

thank you.


Nikon D7000 Pentax K-5
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