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09-19-2010, 06:40 AM   #16
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I'm a first-year living in Trusler, yeah as far as I can tell the photo club here doesn't do much.

Thanks for the example shots stevebrot, I think i'll like the Rikenon but I may return the Cosina unless someone wiser informs me not too, but it seems like it'll be very similiar to my kit lens.

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For a great bargain lens, the Pentax-F 35-70 f/3.5-4.5 is a lot of fun. Longer range than the 18-55, which is better for shooting people's faces, and performs much better in macro mode than the DA 18-55. Although the 18-55 will go to 1:3, I find its macro output to have pretty poor IQ across 2 samples. The F 35-70 is tiny, too, not much bigger than a prime, and usually runs $50 or less.

Don't return the Cosina zoom until you try it! It might be quite good, no one here really knows. (Sample variation on old lenses makes their performance unpredictable.)

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