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07-30-2012, 02:23 AM   #1
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K200D suitable lenses

Hello all!
I have a K200D, with a SMC 18-55. I'm looking for a more bright lens, like a sigma 24-70 f2.8, but i don't want one cheaper, like a used FA lens with a f2.8.
Can you suggest me?
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I'd recommend one of these three:
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Depending on what your usual photography subjects are, you might consider going with a no-zoom prime lens, i.e. one that has a fixed focal length. In general, the faster primes are cheaper than equivalently fast zooms.
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Thank you Adam and Chooseaname.
At the time the photos I do are portraits and landscapes, so i think it's necessary have a zoom, or take a prime lens, like a 35 mm and keep my 18-55.
What do you think?

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Most of my pictures are candid portraits of my wife and 3 year old daughter. I only have prime lenses. I have not yet found myself really wishing I had a zoom lens for my kind of photography. I would suggest a 50mm or longer focal length for portraits / family settings/that sort of thing, because you're not required to get too close to the subject in order to get a nice out-of-focus background. With my 35 mm, I'd have to do just that.

I have very little experience in landscape photography. I suppose a zoom might be warranted in such applications. Since your subject is likely to not be moving, fast prime lenses are a little less necessary, since you can always set a longer shutter speed if you need more light.
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