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08-29-2010, 06:05 PM   #1
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Hello from canada

Hi my name is bobby im from burnaby british columbia, canada.
2 weeks ago i purchased a pentax kx with the 18-55mm kits lens.
started by reading the book understanding exposure by Bryan peterson.
also baught a tripod and monopod.
loving the kx so far, just need to get some better glass

08-29-2010, 06:40 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome!
The Pentax 18-55mm kit lens is actually quite decent and I suggest that you get some experience with it before you discard it - that experience will help you decide which focal lengths to acquire next.
08-29-2010, 07:14 PM   #3
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Hey Bobby,

Always nice to see another BCr on the forum! Looking forward to seeing a few pics from your KX

08-29-2010, 07:27 PM   #4
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As Ole mentionned, keep the kit lens for a while.

Don't base your decision on what new lense you should buy
by readings specs and forums on what others are using.

Experiment with your kit lens, determine if most of your shooting
is done at the wide end (18mm) or the long end (55mm)
and if low-light capabilities of the lens are limiting your results.

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08-29-2010, 08:29 PM   #5
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my apologies i was meaning to say i needed something more in the telephoto range.
i actually just purchased a 28-300mm tamron. the main reason is for when im taking photo's on the paintball field i don't have to get to close to the action to get my shots compared to the kit lens.
When using the kit lense i was scared of getting shot in the camera.

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