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01-31-2013, 09:10 PM   #1
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What to get next?

So I've got ~600USD worth of Bitcoins, which I can exchange for Amazon GCs. Current lens lineup is in my sig, shooting a K-x. I want to get something for the camera - what do you guys suggest? Subjects include wildlife (Not a birder!), my 1 year-old daughter and general walk-around stuff.. I was tossing a coin between a K-30 and a DA70. What do you guys suggest? My prime lineup does seem a bit barren between 50mm and 100mm...
Oh, and I also have a Sigma 70-200 HSM II f/2.8, which I seem to have forgotten to include in the signature.

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The DA70 is a nice fit, mine straddles 40 and 100mm similar to you. So small and talented, it's a wonder. Looks like you have macro covered with m-focus lenses so that's not a huge issue. Other than a TC to lengthen your 70-200 for wildlife I'd say your gear list is pretty well rounded. Some will say you need to fill the 10-16mm zone but that's a very personal choice, and the 16-45 is quite good for wide shots. I have the Sigma 15 fisheye for wide views and it's great fun plus I found mine used for quite a bit le$$ than the DA15.
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^Yep, I was thinking along the lines of a TC as well.. the F 1.7X looks like the only one that will work with my lens. Unfortunately, I'm not sure too many people will accept BTC payments
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FA77mm f1.8 possibly?

Personally I would invest in lens....

My 5 cents.

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A K30 i'd say.

Why? Coz it'll benefit every lens that you have now and in future..

There's only so much that good glasses can help, right?
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Try to get an FA77 if you can swing it somehow. Sell something else if you have to. For example, do you really use all those macro lenses? There may be some redundancy or focal lengths you don't really need.

You have a number of nice lenses, many of which I own or have owned. But I think you need to move to a smaller number of lenses, each with high quality. Your current mix is a little too mixed up.

I wish I could be more specific, but I can't figure out exactly what I'd do either. Oddly enough, I think if you can answer for yourself what you like and don't like about your A50/1.2, how you use it, and how much you use it, you'll be able to figure out what you need to be looking at getting, keeping, and selling throughout your range.


Don't even think about a camera body until you've sorted this out a bit.

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@Dsims - yes, I'm selling the 35f2 M42, M50/1.4 and the 55/2.8 Macro. Just looking for buyers on local fora here in India, failing which, I'll post them here.
I've almost concluded a deal on the F 1.7X AF adapter for more reach on my Sigma, as I will mostly be travelling to Africa next year for a safari, and Ranthambhore and Kanha here in India for tiger photography.
The remainder will become my down-payment on an FA77.. hopefully!
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