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04-02-2009, 10:33 AM   #1
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What to keep what to sell ?

I have made many purchases in the past starting with my 1st slr pentax k10d 18 55mm kit lense and the faj fa 75 300mm.

Then later jumped in the quality lense program 77mm limited for studio photo quality images. I also have 540g flash, because the lightening is alful in the north. 31mm limited for outside photographing, and for night shots. The 100mm marco, can not stand getting near bugs yuck. The 50mm because it is so impressivly sharp. The star 50 135mm for taking action shots, and can withstand the extreme crazy climate change. The star 300mm for wildlife shots of birds and animals and some awsome nature photos. The 12 24mm for wide angle photographs of beautiful valleys and vast nature forests, yet can still use the lense to take photos of my kids out on the go. Just jumped ship to get the star 200mm the 2.5 stop and reviews are awsome. Will use this lense for nature so close that holy cranberries.
Where do I store all those lenses ? in a lense suitcase with a few silijel packs to soak up moisture.
Is my lense buying over ? Well I am looking at the da star 16 50mm but is it really worth the extra $$$ to get. I am also wondering if I should sell the kit lense and the faj 75 300mm, if so what is a fair price to ask for each ?

I feel that I am covered in the lense zone with what I have until they unveal a new 400mm or 500mm for super telephoto.
I plan to upgrade the pentax body, but wich one the k20d or the new one?
When I look at what I paid for all lenses and equipment, verses the asking price surge for them now. I am happy with the move I made in buying them then. ? The major regret of purchase is the faj 75 300mm. Is the da 18 55mm a keeper or should I sell the 2 ? Please post you're photos to convince me to keep my kit lense, or should I sell the kit lense too?

04-02-2009, 11:07 AM   #2
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You have a darn good kit there. I would suggest either a DA* 16-50 like you mentioned, or a faster normal to wide prime (FA 31, DA 35, FA 35, etc.)
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"I plan to upgrade the Pentax body, but which one the k20d or the new one?"

What new one?
04-02-2009, 04:36 PM   #4
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Um, you should probably get rid of that 31 LTD. Piece of junk, but I'll do you a favor and buy it.


04-04-2009, 08:11 AM   #5
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If the fa 31mm limited is such junk, why on earth would you want to buy it ?
When you have 4. kids and another little one on the way, time is very limited. Blast it my card is full after a lot of snap shots. better download them to make more room to snap away. I figured to stock pile now before the prices of lenses surge beyond budget. So they are right there when I go to use them, without surfing the shop Canada zone and kick myself in the butt for not buying when the lense was cheap.
I am intrested in the da 30 marco limited. But is 449.00 really worth it ?

the last thing on my mind is camera body, because the price will change as they still continue to make newer ones. More expensive or little cheaper, at least lense expenses will be the least worry, since I am covered on almost bulk areas.

Intrested in the da Star 16 50mm but I am stumped on that one anyone have any sample pics from this lense ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by ABCWinter Quote
I have made many purchases in the past starting with my 1st slr pentax k10d 18 55mm kit lense and the faj fa 75 300mm.
Sell those.

There are a few good 18-50 +/- lenses such as the Sigma, Tamron or Pentax.
But because you have the 12-24 and that useless "junk" 31 (that was a joke the first time), you might go for the 10-17 fisheye. It is not too expensive, and gives a distinct look that can't be duplicated with other lenses.

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What new one?

km im guessing.
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I'd probably sell 75-300 and the kit, unless you don't want to keep them as a backup...
and if you want to buy more, how about prime wider than 31?


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Sell the two and buy another body. A k-m or an older k100d or something. Or an infra-red converted camera. You have enough lenses. Seriously!

Put one on the camera and line the rest up next to the camera. How many are there?
You have more and better lenses than some people will ever have. Relax, you have enough.

BTW, the fisheye is great fun, especially with kids. IMO it gives a great kids perspective when shooting from down low.

I'm not helping am I!?!?

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...... You have enough lenses. Seriously!

sorry Mike,




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