>Just purchased the D-5000. I currently have the Pentax K-20D >along with several lenses and have decided to convert over to >Nikon in the next year or so. The reasoning behind this is due >to the uncertainty of Pentax's future in photography. It was >either the D-5000 or the D-90 and since both my wife and >myself will both be using this I felt the D-5000 would be >simpler for her to use. I also plan on getting the 70-300 VR. >My question is would the 70-300 be overkill due to the weight, >which would most likely lead me to the purchase of the 55-200 >VR. Thanks for your time, Dave > Some people knock the zooms. Anymore, the zooms (good ones) can hold their own with primes. I don't like being locked into one range when out in the field. Primes are fine for sports and such, but not so much on wildlife.
I also had the Pentax K20D & K10D before making the switch for the same reasons as you... Pentax not stepping up like Nikon and Canon are. I had several Pentax lenses, but my favorite for wildlife was the Tamron 18-250mm and it worked great! Most of my pictures here were taken with that lens: http://1-4u-computer-graphics.com/ I now have the Nikon D5000 & D90 with three lenses, 18-55mm, 55-200mm & Sigma (BIGMA) 50-500mm w/SB800 flash. Next lens for me is the Tamron 18-270mm.