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01-28-2010, 04:45 PM   #1
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good lens for urban exploring

hi everyone,

i finally got my money together for my first ever trip to New York...and of course i would like to take some nice pictures of the city (buildings, everyday life maybe some portrets even...) i have a pentax K10D with the standard 18-55 Lens...and i was thinking about buying me a new lens for my trip but since i'm really an amateur and don't really know allot about what lens to look for i was hoping if you fine people could maybe point me in a good direction on what type of lens i should get...

budget around 250 - 300 Euro's but i wouldn't mind buying a second hands lens for cheap (actually i'd prefer a good second hands lens thats up to the job, this way i can safe some money) like i said its all purely for fun in my case, nothing professional so don't have the money to buy expensive lenses.

hope you guys can help

01-28-2010, 06:10 PM   #2
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First step would be to answer the question, "what is it about the 18-55 that you think would be insufficient". There are several different answers that would be possible to that question, and depending on which one(s) you come up with, that would help determine which lens(es) to get. However, if you don't already have a good answer to that question, then you probably don't need another lens yet - it's a pretty good and versatile lens already.
01-28-2010, 06:14 PM   #3
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For "urban exploring", your next purchase shouldn't be a new lens, but a nice powerful flash to light up abandoned buildings and the like, and a big diffuser for outdoor objects like portraits. The kit lens will be plenty for this subject, for a beginner.

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