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09-23-2010, 06:54 PM   #46
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I bought the K-x 2 lens kit (55-300mm) in July and 3 weeks or so ago I bought my first additional lens, a Pentax DA 18-250mm. Said to be the most versatile lens you can get and it's discontinued, so I figured I would add it first.

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My first lens was an A 50/2, as with hundreds of thousands of other people: it was included with my K1000. :-) My next two lenses were also "included", a DA 18-55 (v. I) and a DA 50-200. I no longer have any of those three first lenses.

My first separately purchased lens was an A 28/2.8, and then I was given an A 50/1.7 and a DA 40/2.8. My next purchase was an FA 28/2.8 So I suppose 28 and 40 are my two favorite focal lengths, so far . . .
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My first lens in 1987 was a Canon EF 50/1.8, now referred to as the Mark I edition. When I switched to Pentax a couple of years ago it was for small primes with image stabilization (on the sensor) so I got two DA Ltds: the 21 & 70 as I knew those were the two focal lengths I most wanted. The DA15 didn't exist then but if doing over today I'd get: DA15, DA70 and either DA35 or 40 depending on my priority of compact size vs. close focus. I own both and still couldn't tell you which one I'd keep if I had to part with one of them. That's why I now own and love all the DA Ltds!
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My first SLR lenses must have been the M35 2.8 and the M100 2.8 together with a chrome MX around 1976-77, still have them.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Stiv Quote
Hi all,

As someone about to take their first steps out of kit lens territory and into the vast (and expensive) world of fine glass, I am curious what was the very first lens you bought and why you decided that was the lens you had to have?
First non-kit lens was a 28mm prime to go on my Canon AE-1.

First non-kit Pentax lens was an F35-80. I wanted something longer than the 18-35 that came with the *istD. After that purchase I had two iffy zooms instead of one. That was at the beginning of my learning curve. Neither of them were as bad, though, as the cheapo Sigma 18-50 which I see is still offered for sale. With that I had three iffy zoom lenses. They're still wasting dry-box space ...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Sabatella Quote
...the combo of DA15, M8/2.8, and DA40.
An 8mm f/2.8?!?!?!? That must be the rarest of Asahi glass! Cherish it!
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Pentax A 28mm 2.8.

Normal field of view on ASP-C, a stop faster than the kit and sharp corner to corner.

Not one of the greats, but a very good first prime. If I could do it again, I would have just bought a 50 1.7 or the 55 1.8, as I think they are better IQ wise. At the time, though, I was very into wide angle lenses.
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The first lens of my very own was a Komine Vivitar 28/2.8 in Canon FD mount, Eventually the camera it was for was actually given to me along with the FL 50 1.8.

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I got the 18-55 kit lens bundle, but my first separate lens purchase was the M 50/1.7. After that was the DA 50-200, which has worked very well in soccer photography and my recent trip to Niagara Falls.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Stiv Quote
Hi all,
As someone about to take their first steps out of kit lens territory and into the vast (and expensive) world of fine glass, I am curious what was the very first lens you bought and why you decided that was the lens you had to have?
Lol... many people's 1st lens was just like yours, the kit.

I didn't buy a kit. I bought the K10D body and the well respected and venerable Tamron 28-75/2.8. I'll never get rid of it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
An 8mm f/2.8?!?!?!? That must be the rarest of Asahi glass! Cherish it!
My guess is it was a typo and he meant to write 28
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My first lens was the Rokkor-X 50mm f/2.0 prime that came with my Minolta SRT-200 film SLR in the mid 1970s. The camera was 100 percent manual... only a battery for the built-in light meter. I still own the Minolta and lens.
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