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01-10-2011, 07:01 PM   #1
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Hi! First post (just need two more!) to this forum, but even before I joined it's been incredibly helpful. Cuz of you guys I made the jump to Pentax. I'm looking to buy my first DSLR here (Pentax K-X) and see where it goes from there!

I'll be backpacking through Europe this summer so if anyone has any advice along that line (either photography or just former backpackers with some handy tips), I could use all the help I can get!

01-11-2011, 05:48 AM   #2
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Welcome, Bow!

What do you plan to do lens-wise for that trip?

It's a shame they're not bundling the K-x with the new 18-135, because that sounds like the way to go.
01-11-2011, 09:24 AM   #3
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From what I gather a good combo is the 18-250 and a fast prime, but it sounds like an expensive option. I think I'll find out how good I am first and justify expenses accordingly, haha.

I didn't hear about the 18-135...looks like I'll have to spend more time on the forums to find out!
01-12-2011, 08:07 AM   #4
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i recently picked up a wide angle lens (Tamron 10-24mm) and love it for urban shots. It's a really fun lens

01-12-2011, 08:16 AM   #5
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+1 on having a good wide angle, streets can be very narrow in europe. i always have my DA14 with me, but there are now zoom alternatives that didn't exist when i bought it.
last trip i took the Da14, M 28 3.5 m200f4 and bought an m 50 1.7 at portobello road. whole kit weighed less than some of the better zooms do and aside from the da cost less than $100 total (DA is another story)
01-12-2011, 05:49 PM   #6
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Why must you dangle such pretty lenses I really have no business buying?

The camera I bought has the kit lens and Pentax-A 50mm F1.7, thoughts?
01-12-2011, 07:15 PM   #7
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Can't go wrong for starters. Eventually, you'll know what you're lacking and look for the lenses that can get the results you're after.

The fast fifty is as good as any for thin depth of field work.

Enjoy shooting, and check out the forum's lens review database to entice you some more...

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