Need recommendations: K-5


ErikuShin

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Hello, I have a K5 and have been using the DA 40mm XS since i bought it.
Am bringing it to Swiss where i'll be there for a year.
I need several recommendations,
1) The lens i should get,
2) How to store it properly,
3) Should i get a camera bag.

Expanding on (1), I will be taking photos of sceneries, or probably everything,
and one thing that bugs me most is the fact that i cannot zoom in or out on my 40mm.
I was recommended the 77mm in the shop but i guess i dont know what i really wanna capture :embrass:
I will want to take the occasional portraits, food picture, macro shots, but mainly sceneries.
Should i get wide angle zoom/prime/general purpose zoom?

Also, on (2), it's winter in Swiss, what can i get to store my camera and lens there?
And will the lens work at -30+ degrees? :eek:

Thanks for any help, hope i can make my decision on what to purchase by the next few days. :)
 

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SyncGuy

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Ah!! Your solution is simple, my friend!

Your questions all lead you to Pentax and its well-known ruggedness!

The best answer would be to get these accordingly:

1)DA*16-50
2)DA*50-135

And you shall travel anywhere except hell with it coz these lenses are rated to go to 70deg max. LoL!

*Just kidding on the max temp. :p

Oh, maybe sell off your DA40XS to find these 2... :)
 

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Aelindgard

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Agree on the 16-50. Allows you to take scenary and potraits/objects.
 

Cenvin

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Well, 16-50 will definitely suit you :)

A recent thread post a link to show a K5 with 16-50 went as low as -30Degree C and still clicking!
 

ErikuShin

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Ah yes i saw that video! Will need advice on its storage too. Thanks!
 

detritus

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Ah yes i saw that video! Will need advice on its storage too. Thanks!
Nothing to worry abt on the storage - switzerland isnt that humid. In europe, its common to just leave camera equipment in a normal cupboard. If u feel strongly abt it, pop in a thirsty hippo or silica gel just ij case.
 

felixcat8888

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No humidity in Europe so as Detritus said, can leave in cupboard. Carry your equipment in a camera bag is best as it offers protection from bumps.