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11-21-2010, 04:50 PM   #1
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Zoom Lens maybe?

Hi All!

Can anyone recommend a lens for my Pentax K-X to enable me to take photos of objects faraway?

I'm just learning, so the more suggestions the better!

Many thanks!

11-21-2010, 05:00 PM   #2
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Here's my recommendation: SMC Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED Lens Reviews - Pentax Lens Review Database


Above is some recommended gear for beginners as well.
11-21-2010, 05:02 PM   #3
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If 250mm is far enough, then the DA18-250mm is the perfect all-around lens.

It is one of the best all-around lenses, across all brands. Like any zoom, it has some shortcomings, but the overall IQ is excellent. The flexibility with its focal length range is great, and the absence of lens swapping is a nice feature.

The Pentax DA18-250mm and its sibbling Tamron 18-250mm have been discontinued but you may still find some excellent condition 2nd hand lenses at the MarketPlace (in this Forum) or specialised shops like

The only downside of the DA18-250mm is (in my opinion) the low light conditions. But most zoom lenses will have this problem.

Hope that the comment will help...

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