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03-22-2011, 01:59 PM   #16
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You could go for the K-X which is dead cheap these days and then supplement it with a fast zoom e.g., sigma.

Also look at this guy: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/539403-REG/Tamron_AF001P_700_70_200mm_f_2_8_Di_LD.html/

The camera body will always be lacking. Just wait till 1 year from now when the K5 is smoked by the K3. But that zoom will always be f2.8.

In general, I feel that the KX + Tamron might be your best bang for the buck (how much is a KX these days used? 400?)


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QuoteOriginally posted by paperbag846 Quote
You could go for the K-X which is dead cheap these days and then supplement it with a fast zoom e.g., sigma.

Also look at this guy: Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro AF Lens AF001P-700 B&H

The camera body will always be lacking. Just wait till 1 year from now when the K5 is smoked by the K3. But that zoom will always be f2.8.

In general, I feel that the KX + Tamron might be your best bang for the buck (how much is a KX these days used? 400?)
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I really would save or try getting a used 70-200 F2.8 if I were the OP ..or a Kx as Paperbag suggests
03-23-2011, 07:39 AM   #18
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<sigh> still trying to decide but now (you may have seen this in the newbie section) I have a borrowed lens stuck on my camera so have more pressing issues, working on that for now!


Since I am a substitute teacher, I will just hope that the teachers in our district decide to use ALL their sick days between now and summer. Then I can grab that Tamron 70-200 without having to eat at the soup kitchen!
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