Finally made the DSLR purchase!

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  1. FancyFiona

    FancyFiona TPF Noob!

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    I finally purchased my first DSLR! I have to say that I LOVE it! I am so glad that I made this choice. I bought a used camera, but it is still in great shape. A Pentax K10D. I was able to get it for $300, $189 less than what they were asking for it! I couldn't believe that they came down on the price as much as they did, but I won't complain. I hope that this is a good price on this camera and that I didn't get ripped! Now, I just have to learn to use it...ha ha! I'm doing allright with the "automatic" settings, but beyond that I'm still alittle lost! Glad that I found this site, with great people, alot who seem to know their stuff so that I can get some pointers in the future!
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Not bad.

    Once you start understanding your camera (I hope you have the User Guide), then you may want to ask about manual options.
     
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    That's an AWSOME price, you've got a semi-pro/top end enthusiast camera that will do you well for a while to come. Excellent choice.
     
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    FancyFiona TPF Noob!

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    I do. Just not enough time in the day to set and read it...ha! Oh yes, I have lots of questions!
     
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    FancyFiona TPF Noob!

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    Thank you. I am very excited. I am glad that you recommended the Pentax in one of my first post. That is when I started looking into them, reading reviews and so forth because I didn't know a thing about them. I was lucky to run across this one and think that I will be very happy with it!
     
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    I often wish that I would have bought into the Pentax system when I started. So many lenses! Congrats and have fun!

    Derrick
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    You are lucky ... Pentax mount lenses are still at a good price used.

    There is a nice Pentax FA SMC 50mm f/1.4 on eBay right now ... and lots of A's and M's ... M42's ...
     
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    Johnboy2978 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    That's an excellent price on a very solid body assuming it's not ready for the graveyard. I shoot w/ a k10d as my primary body and am very pleased with it and I'm sure you will be also. There are many excellent pieces of glass you use w/ your new k10d. Two which I highly recommend are the 50mm f/1.4 as noted above which retails for about $199 usually, and also the 77mm f/1.8 Limited which retails for around $675. Both are worth every penny. Enjoy the Pentax lineup.
     

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