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12-31-2010, 01:00 PM   #1
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28-70 F4 SMC or 18-55 Kit lens


Just bought a K100D body, and Im looking for my first lens purchase.

I already had a mf 50mm prime and an AF 70-210 lens from my film days, but looking for something to fill the gap.

What would be a better general purpose lens? Not looking to spend a ton, $100 range really as Im not in any way shape or form a pro, or even pretending to be.

And are there any other used camera gear sites other than worth looking at? Tried pawn shops around here, but they didnt have any SLR stuff.

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I would recommend the 18-55mm MkII. The 28-70 doesn't really offer much wideangle on a DSLR. Having the 18-28mm range that the 18-55 offers over the 28-70 would be important to me. I think IQ wise the 28-70 may be a little better but the 18-55 MkII is pretty good. You seem to have the 50-210 range pretty well covered with your other lenses.
12-31-2010, 03:12 PM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by mr_white Quote
And are there any other used camera gear sites other than worth looking at
Craigslist. Allows you to try before you buy, too.

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