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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    If you are not a Pentax user but are looking for a dSLR camera right now, my suggestion is the same, just buy the K3 and forget about others (FF included).
    Hi guys, i am coming from a micro-43 system and has the Olympus E-M5 but may be looking to move into APSC DSLR domain... and I am looking at the K-3 with interest given it's good price point and good reviews.

    I am lens noobie for other systems, so beside the kit lens, what would be a good trio of lens to start with that covers the 35mm equiv. of UWA or WA or a UWA zoom, good protrait/macro prime and a decent telephoto (read that 50-200mm DA is good start). Hope to know about their prices as well.

    My current M43 lenses of 35mm equiv. are: 28mm f2.5, 50mm f1.4, and a 120mm f2.8 macro, thinking if i move on to K-3 what would be a good lens set.

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iluvs90 View Post
    Hi guys, i am coming from a micro-43 system and has the Olympus E-M5 but may be looking to move into APSC DSLR domain... and I am looking at the K-3 with interest given it's good price point and good reviews.

    I am lens noobie for other systems, so beside the kit lens, what would be a good trio of lens to start with that covers the 35mm equiv. or UWA or WA or a UWA zoom, good protrait/macro prime and a decent telephoto (read that 50-200mm DA is good start). Hope to know about their prices as well.

    Thanks.
    UWA = Sigma 10-20/Tamron 10-24/Pentax 14mm/Pentax 15mm

    Tele = Pentax DA 50-200 WR, DA 55-300 HD WR, DA*50-135/2.8

    Standard kit = DA18-55WR, DA18-135WR, DA*16-50/2.8

    Prime = Pentax FA50/1.4, FA31/1.8, FA43/1.9, FA77/1.8, DA*55/1.4, DFA 100/2.8WR, Sigma 50/1.4, 85/1.4, Samyang 85/1.4 (Manual Focus Lens)
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    Quote Originally Posted by felixcat8888 View Post
    UWA = Sigma 10-20/Tamron 10-24/Pentax 14mm/Pentax 15mm

    Tele = Pentax DA 50-200 WR, DA 55-300 HD WR, DA*50-135/2.8

    Standard kit = DA18-55WR, DA18-135WR, DA*16-50/2.8

    Prime = Pentax FA50/1.4, FA31/1.8, FA43/1.9, FA77/1.8, DA*55/1.4, DFA 100/2.8WR, Sigma 50/1.4, 85/1.4, Samyang 85/1.4 (Manual Focus Lens)
    thanks felixcat, will prolly also research into the lenses in your signature

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    Looks to me that the DA Ltds will suit you the best!

    1) DA21/3.2
    2) DA35/2.8 Macro or DA35/2.4
    3) DA50/1.8 or DA70/2.4, or if you insist with macro, DFA 50/2.8 Macro!
    Last edited by SyncGuy; 26th November 2013 at 05:14 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iluvs90 View Post
    thanks felixcat, will prolly also research into the lenses in your signature

    Hehe. Poisonous lenses stated there
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    Quote Originally Posted by SyncGuy View Post
    Looks to me that the DA Ltds will suit you the best!

    1) DA21/3.2
    2) DA35/2.8 Macro or DA35/2.4
    3) DA50/1.8 or DA70/2.4, or if you insist with macro, DFA 50/2.8 Macro!
    Thanks bro. Will research them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    Actually if you are using a Pentax camera, my suggestion is to just go ahead and buy the K3. You'd be amazed how much improvement this one has over all other Pentax SLR cameras (digital or film).

    If you are not a Pentax user but are looking for a dSLR camera right now, my suggestion is the same, just buy the K3 and forget about others (FF included).
    this is very promising and encouraging words!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iluvs90 View Post
    thanks felixcat, will prolly also research into the lenses in your signature
    Bro felix lens collection are poisonous.... you have been warned!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by N-user View Post
    Bro felix lens collection are poisonous.... you have been warned!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by iluvs90 View Post
    Hi guys, i am coming from a micro-43 system and has the Olympus E-M5 but may be looking to move into APSC DSLR domain... and I am looking at the K-3 with interest given it's good price point and good reviews.

    I am lens noobie for other systems, so beside the kit lens, what would be a good trio of lens to start with that covers the 35mm equiv. of UWA or WA or a UWA zoom, good protrait/macro prime and a decent telephoto (read that 50-200mm DA is good start). Hope to know about their prices as well.

    My current M43 lenses of 35mm equiv. are: 28mm f2.5, 50mm f1.4, and a 120mm f2.8 macro, thinking if i move on to K-3 what would be a good lens set.

    Thanks.
    I usually will bring along a UWA, normal, short tele for travels, and the range of focal length works well enough imo.

    Nowadays, its usually the DA15ltd; FA31ltd (or FA35) and the FA77ltd.
    There are other options to choose from in Pentax's aps-c prime lens line-up
    (eg. UWA -DA12-24/4; DA14/2.8; 'Normal' - DA21ltd; DA35/2.4; FA35/2; FA31ltd; DA40; Short Tele - DA70ltd; FA77ltd; DA50/1.8; FA50/1.4 )
    There are also zoom lenses to mix and match of course as well as 3rd party ones.

    I had m4/3 before, but in the end, I prefer the more robust aps-c files for post processing and printing.
    For me, Pentax is a fine balance between DSLR style handling in a smaller DSLR style system (than Canikony) with smaller lenses and cheap entry level WR lenses.
    Topped with generous features and good handling.


    Some recent sets using the above combo.
    Tokyo - http://www.flickr.com/photos/2932923...7634824344763/ (DA15ltd;FA31ltd;FA*85)
    Taiwan - http://www.flickr.com/photos/2932923...7632943233483/ (DA15ltd;FA31ltd;FA77ltd)
    Sungei Lembing - http://www.flickr.com/photos/2932923...7633490373800/(DA15ltd; DA40XS;FA135)
    Last edited by pinholecam; 26th November 2013 at 09:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post

    I usually will bring along a UWA, normal, short tele for travels, and the range of focal length works well enough imo.

    Nowadays, its usually the DA15ltd; FA31ltd (or FA35) and the FA77ltd.
    There are other options to choose from in Pentax's aps-c prime lens line-up
    (eg. UWA -DA12-24/4; DA14/2.8; 'Normal' - DA21ltd; DA35/2.4; FA35/2; FA31ltd; DA40; Short Tele - DA70ltd; FA77ltd; DA50/1.8; FA50/1.4 )
    There are also zoom lenses to mix and match of course as well as 3rd party ones.

    I had m4/3 before, but in the end, I prefer the more robust aps-c files for post processing and printing.
    For me, Pentax is a fine balance between DSLR style handling in a smaller DSLR style system (than Canikony) with smaller lenses and cheap entry level WR lenses.
    Topped with generous features and good handling.

    Some recent sets using the above combo.
    Tokyo - http://www.flickr.com/photos/2932923...7634824344763/ (DA15ltd;FA31ltd;FA*85)
    Taiwan - http://www.flickr.com/photos/2932923...7632943233483/ (DA15ltd;FA31ltd;FA77ltd)
    Sungei Lembing - http://www.flickr.com/photos/2932923...7633490373800/(DA15ltd; DA40XS;FA135)
    What he says! Can't agree more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by iluvs90 View Post
    Thanks bro. Will research them.
    Felix is showing a very bad example do u know?....its call LBA. oh by the way Felix u are missing an FA31LTD
    ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by poseur View Post

    Felix is showing a very bad example do u know?....its call LBA. oh by the way Felix u are missing an FA31LTD
    Poseur, stop that! Later he'll have to open a rental shop... LoL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SyncGuy View Post
    Poseur, stop that! Later he'll have to open a rental shop... LoL!
    Hahaha. Yes I am missing the FA31/1.8 but since no $$ poison not affecting me as yet. 4 year liao. Wonder how long more can I avoid the poison. hahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by SyncGuy View Post
    Poseur, stop that! Later he'll have to open a rental shop... LoL!
    ermm. what rental shop???

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    Quote Originally Posted by felixcat8888 View Post
    Hahaha. Yes I am missing the FA31/1.8 but since no $$ poison not affecting me as yet. 4 year liao. Wonder how long more can I avoid the poison. hahaha
    One day, FA31ltd will really be limited then it will be too late.

    Better get it when you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post
    One day, FA31ltd will really be limited then it will be too late.

    Better get it when you can.
    Felix when that day happen i will be willing to sell you my FA31LTD MIJ "green coating" 1st batch at a very special limited price
    ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by poseur View Post
    Felix when that day happen i will be willing to sell you my FA31LTD MIJ "green coating" 1st batch at a very special limited price
    What if later a updated FA31 with HD Coating and rounded blades.. what will it happen.. would it be even wonderful? lolx...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post
    I usually will bring along a UWA, normal, short tele for travels, and the range of focal length works well enough imo.

    Nowadays, its usually the DA15ltd; FA31ltd (or FA35) and the FA77ltd.
    There are other options to choose from in Pentax's aps-c prime lens line-up
    (eg. UWA -DA12-24/4; DA14/2.8; 'Normal' - DA21ltd; DA35/2.4; FA35/2; FA31ltd; DA40; Short Tele - DA70ltd; FA77ltd; DA50/1.8; FA50/1.4 )
    There are also zoom lenses to mix and match of course as well as 3rd party ones.

    I had m4/3 before, but in the end, I prefer the more robust aps-c files for post processing and printing.
    For me, Pentax is a fine balance between DSLR style handling in a smaller DSLR style system (than Canikony) with smaller lenses and cheap entry level WR lenses.
    Topped with generous features and good handling.


    Some recent sets using the above combo.
    Tokyo - http://www.flickr.com/photos/2932923...7634824344763/ (DA15ltd;FA31ltd;FA*85)
    Taiwan - http://www.flickr.com/photos/2932923...7632943233483/ (DA15ltd;FA31ltd;FA77ltd)
    Sungei Lembing - http://www.flickr.com/photos/2932923...7633490373800/(DA15ltd; DA40XS;FA135)
    Thanks bro! Much appreciated on your post. I am at such a crossroad too. Some of the DA lenses have very slim profiles. Btw is K3 raw supported in LR5 already? Thanks.

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    DA12-24 f4, DA*16-50 f2.8, DA*50-135

    DA21, FA31, FA77

    incidentally, DA21, FA31 and FA77 is my most liked travel combi..

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