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Old Dec 31, 2011, 7:48 PM   #11
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Welcome, enjoy your KR

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Old Jan 2, 2012, 12:04 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by mtngal View Post
It's funny because my very first post here was "what non-dSLR camera..." I ended up buying a camera I never quite got along with (FZ30) and came to the conclusion that if I was willing to give up on smaller size and convenience I would get better pictures. While it turned out to be the right decision for me, it's not the right one for everyone. The best camera for any one person is the one that they use - whether it be a small compact, an ultrazoom or a dSLR.

I love my K5 and my bags full of lenses, I love the quality of photo I can get (if I pay attention to photo things, rather than thinking about the squirrel that's using my roof for a raceway/playground). I love the ability to experiment with new photo techniques, it's all great fun. I wouldn't change anything except that I'd like two more lenses sometime in the future. This can sure be an expensive hobby, if you let it.
I think Harriet summed it up quite succinctly.

The better the lens you put on your wonderful Kr the larger the difference will be compared to your Panasonic. There are situations in which both will be useful .. but having come from a HX1 to DSLR the step-up is huge and takes some home-work and practice to get those results. It's addictive.

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Pentax : 15 Ltd, 77 Ltd, 43/1.9 Ltd, Cosina 55/1.2, DA*300/4, Contax Zeiss Distagon 28/2.8, Raynox 150/250, AFA x1.7, Metz 50 af1.

Nikon : D800, D600, Sigma 500/4.5, Sigma 120-300/2.8, Zeiss Distagon ZF2 - 21/2.8, Zeiss Distagon ZF2 - 35/2.0, Nikkor 85/1.8G, Sigma 50/1.4. Nikon x1.4 TC, Sigma x2.0 TC
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