Pentax as first DSLR?

Started Jul 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
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yardcoyote OP Senior Member • Posts: 6,772
Re: Pentax as first DSLR?

I'm a walking around photographer, shooting mostly pets, plants, cars, street scenes, casual landscapes and portraits, things in museums, weird architecture details-- just anything I see that catches my interest or that I may want to record.  I also enjoy dabbling in macro, shooting flowers and bugs and things.  My little Canon point and shoot has surprisingly strong macro capabilities.  You can see why I am also considering compact cameras, and would have a digital Leica if I could afford one.

My favorite lenses are and were always primes. My everyday camera was my beloved K1000 (the Brick) with the excellent 85 mm portrait lens on it.  I shot everything with that lens.  I also used a fast 35 mm, the 55 mm macro, and we had a pancake lens (was it a 40 mm? a 45?) that my husband used to carry on an MX body.  That was a very tiny combination.  I still have all these lenses and would love to give them a new lease on life.

I'm sure if I get a K30 I will also eventually be in the market for a modern autofocus prime to carry on the camera when I don't feel like focusing for myself.

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