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

Greetings.

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 KEH.com worth looking at? Tried pawn shops around here, but they didnt have any SLR stuff.

12-31-2010, 01:50 PM   #2
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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.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mr_white Quote
And are there any other used camera gear sites other than KEH.com worth looking at
Craigslist. Allows you to try before you buy, too.
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