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04-13-2010, 11:23 AM   #1
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It's time to start enjoying photography

1 body, 1 lens.

Gone are the days of LBA (Lens Buying Addiction) I've stopped reading about the latest and greatest gear. Enough of the pricey 'legendary' lens hype and pixel peeping nonsense ...just stop the insanity! ;-) Don't get me wrong, photo quality is important to me. Just not at the low levels that are talked about in reviews and some forums. If the whole image looks good to you, that is all that matters. Just get out and shoot.

My answer is the K-x and DA40. I have not been hindered enough yet to regret not bringing my kit 18-55 lens along "just in case I need it". The DA40 continues to surprise me and it will be used until I find it limiting my photography. I find that not worrying about switching lenses or zooming in/out relaxes you into a more creative state. You start thinking about the shot more with one lens. You get more interactive and involved with the subject. Most importantly, you have fun. That is what photography is all about. Try it out and see if it works for you.

Sure, people have different needs in their photography pursuits. This is just the solution that fits me and something that I wanted to share.

My photos as of March 31, 2010 are just using the combo above. If you are interested, this is the gallery I have organized/made so far; http://www.pbase.com/ajuett/1b1l

04-13-2010, 11:33 AM   #2
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I'm new to the world of phtography and when I bought my Kx I got 2 lenses with it (now I have 3) and thought that changing the lens for different shots would be something I did not care about at all but recently I have found changing out lenses to be a very big pain in the a**. Whenever I go on hikes I change my lens about a dozen times because I think one will be better than the other. I'm taking your advice, screw chaning lenses 99 times for 99 shots, next time I go hiking, 1 camera, 1 lens (probably my 50mm 1.7). Thanks in advanced.
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I think the DA 35mm would be better as the ONE lens.

Macro is a plus
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From what I can see in your gallery it looks like your lense has a real problem with colors. Seems like there is a greenish cast to all of those photos. [1]

But I am looking forward to trying out your philosophy ... my da40 just arrived today and I can't wait to put it on and ditch the kit lens.

-- Sam

[1] Just kidding ... nice gallery!

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The DA40 would be great as your only lens.

Combined with something in the 50-300 range for faraway shots, and maybe the 12-24 for nice scenics and architectural.

HAH!!! Surely you JEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by ajuett Quote
1 body, 1 lens.



My photos as of March 31, 2010 are just using the combo above.
Well, maybe that kind of communist crap talk flies up in Canada, but not in the rest of the free world.
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That's how I 'worked' for years on end: SP500 & Super Takumar 50mm f1.4.
It was indeed enjoyable. But then it's only a hobby for me.

Liked your gallery!
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You're probably one of those guys who's satisfied with just his wife, too.

Your type makes me SICK!

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QuoteOriginally posted by KxBlaze Quote
I'm new to the world of phtography and when I bought my Kx I got 2 lenses with it (now I have 3) and thought that changing the lens for different shots would be something I did not care about at all but recently I have found changing out lenses to be a very big pain in the a**. Whenever I go on hikes I change my lens about a dozen times because I think one will be better than the other. I'm taking your advice, screw chaning lenses 99 times for 99 shots, next time I go hiking, 1 camera, 1 lens (probably my 50mm 1.7). Thanks in advanced.
I hope it works for you. If not, I'm assuming you still have a lot of range covered with your current setup to go back to.
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I think the DA 35mm would be better as the ONE lens.

Macro is a plus
If you want a normal/macro solution then that is a great choice
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From what I can see in your gallery it looks like your lense has a real problem with colors. Seems like there is a greenish cast to all of those photos. [1]

But I am looking forward to trying out your philosophy ... my da40 just arrived today and I can't wait to put it on and ditch the kit lens.

-- Sam

[1] Just kidding ... nice gallery!
You'll love the DA40, the color rendering, contrast and sharpness is one of Pentax's best offerings.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ira Quote
You're probably one of those guys who's satisfied with just his wife, too.

Your type makes me SICK!
lol I love it. That made me laugh, thanks!
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The DA40 would be great as your only lens.

Combined with something in the 50-300 range for faraway shots, and maybe the 12-24 for nice scenics and architectural.

HAH!!! Surely you JEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!
QuoteOriginally posted by Ira Quote
Well, maybe that kind of communist crap talk flies up in Canada, but not in the rest of the free world.
QuoteOriginally posted by Ira Quote
You're probably one of those guys who's satisfied with just his wife, too.

Your type makes me SICK!
I nearly spilled my coffee over the keyboard when I read your posts. Thanks ;-)
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That's how I 'worked' for years on end: SP500 & Super Takumar 50mm f1.4.
It was indeed enjoyable. But then it's only a hobby for me.

Liked your gallery!
Thanks for viewing Bart. I'm a hobbyist as well. If I got paid for photos or had more money, maybe, my views and lenses would change. For now, my new 1 body, 1 lens will continue to satisfy me.
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I nearly spilled my coffee over the keyboard when I read your posts. Thanks ;-)
Ditto . Hilarious
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