Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
04-19-2012, 01:59 AM   #1
Junior Member




Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Copenhagen
Posts: 31
Cheap prime with autofocus?? Help

So my 6 year old daughter got my old k100d but need a lens. The problem is that she cannot use a zoom lens.
So I look for an extremely cheap AF prime. And yes I know the F50 F1,7 is considered cheap as wells as the new 35, but since the budget is nonexsistence, something like the zoom lenses with autofocus you get thrown at you at eBay, is needed. I dont care about quality or f-numbers. But autofocus is everything.
Do any of you knowable people know of a thirdparty or original pentax lens which meets the above standards???

04-19-2012, 02:13 AM   #2
Senior Member




Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Noosa, Queesnland
Photos: Albums
Posts: 199
Not any more unfortunately.
04-19-2012, 02:16 AM   #3
Veteran Member
RickyFromVegas's Avatar

Join Date: May 2011
Location: Las Vegas
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 366
why not a good p&s camera instead of a heavy dslr.
She is 6, after all.
04-19-2012, 03:42 AM   #4
Pentaxian
StephenHampshire's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Winchester
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,061
Cheap and autofocus do not go together! A bit of tape round the zoom on the kit lens (set to 28mm) should do the trick

04-19-2012, 05:00 AM   #5
Veteran Member
Docrwm's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Somewhere in the Southern US
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 11,275
QuoteOriginally posted by StephenHampshire Quote
Cheap and autofocus do not go together! A bit of tape round the zoom on the kit lens (set to 28mm) should do the trick
Excellent suggestion. Gaffers tape should work a treat. But why not just not worry about where its zoomed to at this stage?
04-19-2012, 05:52 AM   #6
Ash
Community Manager
Loyal Site Supporter
Ash's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Toowoomba, Queensland
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 22,679
I'd also just stick to the kit lens if you don't want to fork out the funds for the cheap DA 35/2.4
The kit lens may be a zoom, but who says you have to zoom? Just point and shoot - its AF is quite fast too...
04-19-2012, 11:06 AM   #7
Veteran Member
RioRico's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Limbo, California
Posts: 11,264
Excellent suggestions above. I'm a cheap bastard with a zillion lenses but only one is an AF prime while a dozen are AF zooms, some VERY cheap. Are many more cheap AF zooms than AF primes available used. I too will recommend taping the kit.lens to a specific focal length. Another option would be to buy an ultrawide with DOF so thick that AF isn't needed -- but UWAs aren't cheap either. So you'll do best to buy a roll of gaffer's tape. Cheers!
04-19-2012, 11:08 AM   #8
Moderator
Site Supporter
Blue's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Florida Hill Country
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 17,166
The 40mm XS may be the only cheap new solution at present, but $249 is relative.

04-19-2012, 01:31 PM   #9
Junior Member




Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Copenhagen
Posts: 31
Original Poster
Thanks for the suggestions

For the time being she uses my 18-55, I just hoped someone knew a secret AF prime, I didn't know of.

My daughter has been using a PS but just really likes the viewfinder and feel of and SLR (like father, like daughter)
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
autofocus, k-mount, lens, pentax lens, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any cheap 200mm fast cheap prime suggestions? tr13 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 32 03-08-2013 02:30 AM
Cheap prime lens advice sharepointalex Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 48 02-23-2012 06:24 AM
Whats a good autofocus prime lens for the kx < $200? RePete Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 21 07-12-2011 08:42 PM
Cheap AND sharp autofocus 300mm? rob1234 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 37 12-07-2010 11:48 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:01 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top