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01-10-2011, 05:01 PM   #1
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Hi From Montreal, Canada

Hi, I am an engineer travelling around teh world and have been become a fan of DSLR and my first camera in life was a Pantax Optio E60, loved it that the next year I bought the K20D. Now I am on the hunt for lenses that will suit my travel needs. I just bought the Sigma 18-250mm DC HSM and now looking for a low light condition lens.

I want a cheap price lens, as I travel often and might get a little bit rough sometimes (especially when you have a car crash and your camera is sitting on the passenger seat !)

Well I hope to learn a lot from this forum and improve my photo skills (no need to tell, I need to take pictures to improve them, but comments from users are always good way to start or might be good ideas for photography).


01-13-2011, 12:20 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

You could look for an older prime lens like the M 50mm f/1.4 for less than $100.
01-13-2011, 12:27 AM   #3
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Cheap fast lens? Lots of the manual focus 50mm varieties are cheap and good to use, but if you're after auto focus, then something like the Tamron 17-50 is as cheap as you'll get for a f/2.8 zoom.
01-13-2011, 05:39 AM   #4
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Welcome aboard. Are you in Montréal, or from Montréal?

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01-13-2011, 11:05 PM   #5
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I am from Montreal and currently not in Montreal, due to business travelling. hadn't time yet to go around Montreal and try out my camera. Will have time one day...
01-18-2011, 11:36 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forum. It is a great place to learn and contribute.
01-18-2011, 11:42 AM   #7
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Honestly if you're going to do car crashes, and Optio W90 point and shoot, shock proof, water proof, but not a DSLR. I also have a K20D, I've just pre-ordered an 18-135 to be my carry around lens. Water resistant, dust resistant ( but not shock proof for car accidents.) If I was in your position I'd bite the bullet and spend the dough. I bought a Pentax to make use of old lenses, but that never actually happened, so I'm probably not the best advice on this issue.

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