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Old Apr 23, 2010, 11:22 PM   #11
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I think I'll go with a Pentax K-x then... Unless anyone knows a better option in this same price range?
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Old Apr 24, 2010, 12:11 AM   #12
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Congratulations, Ibex-

Delighted to hear of your decision. I know that you will enjoy your Pentax Kx camera. It is a fine camera.

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Old Apr 24, 2010, 12:14 AM   #13
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I think I'll go with a Pentax K-x then... Unless anyone knows a better option in this same price range?
Good choice IMO.

I have a Pentax K10D and KM (K2000)...happy with both. I agree with Sarah's reasoning...she's right on the money.
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Old Apr 24, 2010, 8:58 AM   #14
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I would just caution you on one point: the DSLR that you buy today will almost assuredly not be the DSLR that you have in ten years. However, the lenses that you buy for it may well be the lenses that you are still using then. While it is true that the Pentax is a very attractive camera at a very good price point, the real qustion you face with DSLRs that you don't face with a P&S is whether this is the lens system that you want to live with for the foreseable future. One advantage of opting for either a Canon or a Nikon over the Pentax is that there is a wealth of high-quality lenses that use their mounts. As you decide what you want to do in photography, you will get more specific in your lens purchases. The big two have -- both from themselves and from good-quality third party manufacturers -- lenses for any imaginable application. Pentax is a known name, but it is a much smaller player in the field. That may not be enough to make the choice of Pentax inappropriate, but it is a line of thought that you may want to follow before you pull the trigger on your purchase. FWIW
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As I understand it, Ibex, will not be using a wide selection of multiple lens. He will initially begin with the kit lens and then may add one additional lens.

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