Planning entry to Pentax: K1 and lenses

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mek42 Regular Member • Posts: 230
Planning entry to Pentax: K1 and lenses

I'm gathering some ideas here as I plan getting a K1 and some lenses. I'm looking at the used market. I mostly do forest photography. I don't shoot people much at all. (That probably just got me on a list, lol.) I'm coming from a 2004 Nikon APS-C 4MP body. Major reasons for upgrading are better wide angle and low light. I also want the resolution do start doing the picture-within-a-picture concept that some of the medium format people are talking about.

Total budget: $2,500 USD ($2,300 after tax)

K1: $1000-1350

Wide lens: Pentax 17-35mm f/3.5-4.5: $200-250

Normal lens: 28-70mm f/2.8: $300-$500, closer to $500 for FA*, preferred

Macro/tele: Pentax 100mm F/2.8 SMC D FA Macro WR: $350-$400 used, $500 new

That doesn't leave room left for anything else.  I will want to squeeze in a Flashpoint/Godox hot shoe transceiver $70 new.  I'll also need two SD cards which I'd buy new.  Will two batteries be ok to start with?

I think I'll be making do with my ball head or handheld for awhile as I don't think I'll have room for a head more suited to panoramas.

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