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10-10-2011, 03:42 PM   #1
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Been a member for a while but just getting around to this since I have been on the site more lately. My wife and I got our K-r for no good reason about 6 months ago and are finally going to put it to more use since we don't have wedding stuff to deal with anymore and are going to go on our honeymoon in a few months.

Maybe not the right forum section, but we are looking to pick up some new glass for our trip to Europe and for some bald eagle watching when we get back. I already have the 55-300 planned but am curious what people think for walk-around and architecture shots when we are in Europe. We looked at the Sigma 8-16 and are nearly sold on it but we are always open to opinions!

Can't wait to browse around some more and learn a ton from everyone!

10-10-2011, 05:19 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums, and congratulations on the K-r. Oh, yeah, and on the marriage.

Recent thread of interest:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/161856-lens-la...hitecture.html

Just keep in mind that 16mm is pretty wide for a walkaround lens, so you might want to complement that 8-16 with something in the normal range. Kit lens (18-55) a good choice.

For eagles and other subjects requiring reach, there are the usual compromises involving cost, IQ, and size/weight. The 55-300 has a good reputation for a compact long zoom but for eagles you might find you want more than 300. Plenty of threads about long lenses, such as:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/lens-clubs/55946-300mm-plus-lens-club-dis...ng-lenses.html
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Welcome, from somewhere left of St. Louis
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