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11-23-2011, 09:20 AM   #1
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Hello from Landenberg, PA!

Hi everyone,
Like many of the other newbies, I have ended up on this site many times and realized that I should finally bite the bullet and join. Lately I've been searching the pros/cons of various lenses as I'm looking to purchase a telephoto lens. I got started with a k-x (18-55 mm kit lens) and I need something for shooting my daughters gymnastics meets. I look forward to both learning and sharing my experiences as I become a more seasoned photographer!

Oh, and I bought the K-X because I had a 35mm film Pentax for ages that I just loved! I can use all of my old lenses from my old camera which is great.


11-23-2011, 12:21 PM   #2
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I would recommend the DA 55-300 (or DAL, same optics, lower price):

Pentax-DA 55-300mm Review - Introduction

But as always I recommend you do a bit if research in our lens databases, and there are lots of lenses out there that most people haven't even heard about

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11-23-2011, 02:50 PM   #3
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Thanks Adam! Exactly the lens that I was looking at... I've been reading all of the DA vs. DA-L threads. I'm going to try to pick up a used DA if I can find one.

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