Pentax, at long last...?

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JAWats Junior Member • Posts: 35
Pentax, at long last...?

I've been doing a bunch of research over the past few months, and have come up with the following (after several posts on here):

1. I can afford $500, give or take.

2. I like not only to take good pictures, but like to experiment.

3. I'd like to stick with dSLRs in order to have maximum "messing" capability.

I looked at Olympus, Canon, Nikon, etc., and finally considered Pentax.

Out of all of them, as Pentax has the best "back compatibility" with lenses (or seems to), and has a decent bang for the bank buck, I am looking at (priced used, with lenses):

  • The k-r, roughly $200 - $400;
  • The K-5 / K-5 II, roughly $250 - $500;
  • The K-50, roughly $400 - $700;
  • The K-3, roughly $500, and up

Am I missing anything here? Other than price and megapixel, is there any reason to favor one over another...?


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Pentax K-3 Pentax smc DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED WR +2 more
Pentax K-3 Pentax K-5 Pentax K-5 II Pentax K-50 Pentax K-r
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