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07-22-2011, 03:01 AM   #1
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hi all!

Hi All!!

I am new to SLR photography! Just bought K-r and very happy with it!
Bought my camera abt 2 mths ago. I find that it's a very expensive hobby and It's very addictive to collect lenses...

Lens collection now:

1. Kit lens DAL 18- 55mm
2. Sigma DC 55 - 200mm ( Bought $129 Aud)
3. Sigma 28-80mm Macro (buy from ebay $30wshipping)

Looking to expand my lens collection and learn and take more pictures!

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Welcome! Glad to have another K-r owner. Looking forward to seeing your pics. Nice lens collection so far.
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Welcome aboard - enjoy your new equipment and keep shooting....
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Welcome!

Learn to take the photos first and then buy the lenses you need to take the type of photos you like. Buying a bunch of lenses straight off will only serve (in the short term) to empty your wallet.



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Welcome, I'm new here too, and I see we're both lens collecting. I'll agree in general with the learn your needs first, then go shopping, though I'll suggest getting a manual focus era kit lens, and not just because I seem to have a collection of assorted kit lenses. Besides learning which lenses produce the images you like, learning which lenses you're comfortable using is important too. You'll learn if you're ok with manual focus and provided that you are, you'll learn if prime lenses are for you. Those things are hard to gauge unless you've actually tried them.
Also, as a friend of mine put it, those things encourage you to move around and explore different perspectives and points of view. That in turn makes it easier to learn where you want to put yourself to get the shot you want.
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thanks all for these wise words!!

i've pressed the "STOP" button now.

will upload some pics to share once i have sorted them out!!
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