I had some ideas on how to re-equip a Pentax kit. That didn't matter to the market, of course.
My dream /future kit would be a DA15, 20-40, DA70 (all Limited series), -TBD- and M135/3.5 - with the 135 in hand as well as a 28-80 AF zoom and 70-150/4 manual zoom. A 55-300mm HD/wr would be nice for longer shots, but a 50-200wr would be sufficient for most things.
My tweener /bargain kit: 18-50re and a couple of primes in the smc-A series. I caught a $20 break on the 18-50 DAL, about $5 off an A28/2.8 and paid full price for an A50/2.0 (full price is under $30). Limited lenses are labeled that way for a reason, and bargains generally don't happen except for an occasional 40/2.8..
Oops. I peeked! I struggled to resist a $250 copy of the 15mm f/4 only to collide with one for $200. Yes it's well and truly used, but lenses don't care - only their paint suffers! So that's on its way several months sooner than I expected.
So here is today's semi-bargain kit for the KP:
- DA15/4 Limited
- 28mm/2.8 smc-A
- 50mm/2.0 smc-A
- 135/3.5 smc-M
- 18-50re and 50-200mm DA∙L WR zooms
- Σ28-80mm + rikenon 70-150mm zooms