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11-06-2011, 01:18 PM   #1
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3 lens for K10D

Hello, I am looking for upgrading lens on my old K10D. Come cross this site to see enormous amount of info and nice reviews. First question is what are the 3 lens to own if I have $1500 to spend? Thanks

11-06-2011, 02:01 PM   #2
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50mm f/1.4
11-06-2011, 02:30 PM   #3
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DA10-17 fisheye zoom, the lens that drove me to Pentax
DA18-250 superzoom, no longer produced but widely available
FA50/1.5 Fast Fifty, about which there's little disagreement

Then you can fill in with various old manual primes. Fun fun fun.

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What subjects and shooting conditions do you want to cover with your new lenses? How important is portability, weather sealing, fast and/or quiet autofocus? Do you prefer primes or zooms? Your budget gives you lots of options, but a great lens you don't use much is no bargain.

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Oh yeah, I should have repeated my mantra. Ask yourself: What do I want to do that I can't do with what I have? And yes, the best lens is the lens you use, and the worst is the lens you don't use. So what are you looking for? Coverage? Speed? Character? Specialties? Do you want to shoot 'scapes, portraiture of varied sorts, sports/action, wildlife, pr0n, macros, surveillance, architecture, dentistry, what? Different needs have different answers.
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Welcome to the forum. I would also ask, "What lenses do you already have?"

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