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03-18-2011, 04:44 AM   #1
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First DSLR

Hello

I am a newbie looking to buy my first DSLR. Haven't done much photography since college (15 years ago). Back then I took a couple of semesters of photo class and really enjoyed it.

I am thinking about the KR either used from the marketplace or a new kit with the 18-55 / 55-200 lenses.

Any thoughts?

03-18-2011, 04:53 AM   #2
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Hello from CT

Planning to buy a KR today. Can't wait to dive into the DSLR world.
03-21-2011, 08:59 PM   #3
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Welcome to our corner of the world. You are picking a great
camera. Depending on what you shoot, I would go with the two
lens kit. Although instead of the 55-200, you might consider
the K-r w/ the 18-55 and the DA 55-300. Much better lens and
a bit more reach
03-23-2011, 06:02 PM   #4
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I heard the k-x is a good beginner DSLR.. u happen to know what the differences are?

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Here are the differences, side-by side:
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03-23-2011, 07:22 PM   #6
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I have a K-x. It is a wonderful camera. Low light is unreal.
The K-r is said to be even better. You won't go wrong with
either.
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come to the forum, there's plenty of good advice on the site to help you, enjoy.
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welcome to the forum. I will give a plus one to choosing the 55-300 kit over the 50-200 version. everything i've seen shows it to be a better lens (and it has better resale if you decide to move up to a more sophisticated lens)

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