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12-13-2012, 10:26 AM   #16
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Get a fairly good tripod for that work you describe, and your job may be much easier.

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Again thanks for all the tips.

I like the look of the DA 35 f/2.4 looks like I can pick one up for around $180. I found the manual focus 50mm f/2 for $30 on the local classifieds.

Anyone have a recommendation for a wide angle or a Macro lens?

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QuoteOriginally posted by DominicVII Quote
Says the guy who owns 17 lenses.
That still seems like a modest amount to me. I'm north of 20.

To the OP - don't worry, you got a good deal. The 18-55 is a very decent performer within its limitations. Just stop it down a bit, and you can't miss. This was it with the K-x (K-01 is still on the way):

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12-13-2012, 10:50 AM   #19
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QuoteOriginally posted by benpo19 Quote
Again thanks for all the tips.

Anyone have a recommendation for a wide angle or a Macro lens?

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Depends om how much you are willing to pay. If you are budget-conscious, you will have to make some
concessions in terms of picture quality, but only the professionals would be able to point out any shortcomings
to your pictures. However, you should not let expert opinion deter you; the important thing is that you are happy
with your images.

If you are not into bug-hunting, then you do not really need a macro lens. But if you are, I would recommend
the the Tamron 90mm.

When it comes to ultra wide angle, you might want to check out the Sigma 10-20 and Tamron 10-24.
Just keep in mind that Sigma do have a problem with quality control; hence Tamron might be a safer


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The 18.55 and 55.300 are my only two fully auto, zoom lenses. From there my kit is primes and a couple of classic zooms. I have spent from $35 (Rikenon 28mm) to $400 plus (da70) on primes, so a huge number of very good lenses await! the k-01 is very friendly to the old glass, and other than less flare resistance the old glass likes the k-01 right back.
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I got one last week and I opted for the DA XS 40mm because I already had other lenses.

Also, because the XS 40mm matches the camera and I figured if I hated it I could sell it easier with the matching kit lens.

That said, I think the K-01 is a steal at the price they have now (316). It is very fun, very easy to use with manual lenses, very high IQ, just an all around cool camera.

It has way better low ISO performance than my DSLR (k-20d).

I would have bought the 40mm XS lens, but you would quickly end up buying a kit zoom or something to fill in all that range and spent 50-100$ for it. That would be 416 plus the cost of that lens, so you would already be up in the $500 range.

And you got the 50-200, so that is a bonus.

I bet you will really like the camera, and I second the suggestion that you find a manual focus lens--I would go with A series--to play with. The focus peaking makes it really easy to use those older lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DominicVII Quote
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