K-50, K-5II/s or K-3 as second body? Or get some zooms?

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dpnaiba Regular Member • Posts: 101
K-50, K-5II/s or K-3 as second body? Or get some zooms?

I sometimes shoot events to help friends, for example this one i did last saturday:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/elanaiba/sets/72157645033743488/ (just a couple of pics there for now, still working through the set with limited time).

I run around the field with the camera (K-5) in my hands, and I mainly use the Samyang 8mm Fisheye, the DA35mm plastic wonder and the 18-135WR for pictures. I sometimes put the HD70mm limited or an old A50mm F1.7 on, for better depth of field separation.

To improve my results, I was considering getting some better zooms. While I like the small size and performance of primes / limiteds, in this situation I feel the size of the 50-135 2.8 would not be an issue.

On the other hand, I'm also considering getting a second body, so I do less lens swapping. This would also allow me and the wife to enjoy photography together, I guess?

The K-50 seems pretty cheap and not sure if it has any downsides from the K-5. The K-3 looks like the way forward, but maybe something new is around the corner? Maybe I should also consider the K-5-II / IIs?

Your thoughts?

 dpnaiba's gear list:dpnaiba's gear list
Pentax K-5 Pentax K-3 II Pentax smc DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED Pentax smc DA 21mm F3.2 AL Limited Pentax smc FA 43mm F1.9 Limited +7 more
Pentax K-3 Pentax K-5 Pentax K-50
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