Taking inventory after a long, long wait

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Taking inventory after a long, long wait

Dear Pentaxians,

Today's announcement to me proves one thing and one thing only: Ricoh is still very, very much Ricoh. Oddball stuff, this theta thing. Maybe there will be an announcement in a month or two. Maybe there won't. In any case, I'm taking stock today. Here's my Pentax gear, what I think it's worth used, and what I would buy with it having sold it:

IstDS with old Tokina zoom: €50
Pentax K10d, body only: €125
K5 body w/ WR kit lens, grip, xtra batteries: €450

Sigma 10-20 €250
DA 16-45 €150
DA 15mm LE €450
DA 21 LE €300
FA* 24 f/2 €400
FA 28 2.8 €150
FA 31 LE €750
FA 35 f/2 €300
DA 40 LE €225
FA 43 LE €425
A 50 1.4 €150
FA 50 1.4 €250
FA 50 Macro f/2.8: €300
A 70-210 f/4 €50
FA 77 LE €500
K 135 f/2.5 €100
K 300 f/4 €150

Sum Total: 5525

Nikon D800 €2150
Nikon 24G f/1.4 €1759

Samsung NX300 €550 (I already own the 20-50 kit and the 16 f/2.4)
Samsung NX 30mm f/2 €210
Samsung NX 12-24 €400
Samsung NX 50-200 €280
=+176 cash left over. I'd probably get a used Nikon strobe. 
Now the problem with this is, I think I might cry if I had to part with my made-in-Japan 31 and 77 Limiteds. And if I didn't sell them along with the rest of the gear, I'd have a hard time swinging the other purchases. And they're not much good to me unless I keep a Pentax body, and that would have to be the k5. But then I'd have to give up on one of the other systems.
Those Samsung lenses are surprisingly good though. I just...Sigh. I would really miss my k5. I love the image quality it puts out. I'm sure the D800 is far beyond it, and the NX300 nearly equal in a much, much smaller package, but...sigh. No shake reduction. I'd miss the interface. And that amazing feel of the Pentax in my hand. The Nikon body and lens would be so heavy and bulky, I don't know if I'd really want to take them with me everywhere. And 1759 is a pretty penny for a wide angle prime. I think I'd best check this gear out in a store before I get too serious about this.

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