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12-28-2012, 07:40 AM   #1
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Hi everyone!
I've never used a forum before... but I think this one is great. I'm learning a lot about my k30! I will need a lot of suggestions for my new camera... beginning with lens... I'm looking for something new! CIAO!

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Welcome Aboard! If you want lens suggestions you have come to the right place

Your K-30 is a weather resistant camera so I suggest that you consider getting a weather resistant lens to go with it so you can use it in all conditions without fear. The 18-135 is the most versatile of the WR lenses in my opinion.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Welcome Aboard! If you want lens suggestions you have come to the right place

Your K-30 is a weather resistant camera so I suggest that you consider getting a weather resistant lens to go with it so you can use it in all conditions without fear. The 18-135 is the most versatile of the WR lenses in my opinion.
Sound a good solution to me! Is there a market place on the forum where I could ask? I don't have a big budget, so.... :v
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QuoteOriginally posted by Siskan Quote
Sound a good solution to me! Is there a market place on the forum where I could ask? I don't have a big budget, so.... :v
Yes, the marketplace has a wanted items section.
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Alternatively, if you are on a tighter budget (the 18-135 runs $435+ in the US) you could get the 18-55 in its Weather Resistant (WR) form. The 18-55 comes in 3 versions 18-55 DAL, 18-55 Ver.II, and 18-55WR - they all have the same optical formula but vary in some of the other parts. The WR version would be nice on your K-30 and if you already have the 18-55DAL you could sell it to recover some of the cost of the WR version.

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Welcome! The great thing about Pentax is that you can even use legacy lenses, even from the 80s, as long as they are k-mount! You can use even older m42 lenses with the right adapter. So if you are on a budget and want high quality primes (fixed focal length lenses), Pentax is a good choice. There is a lens review section on this forum and a couple open threads where newbies are asking about new lenses, feel free to join in
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Thank you for the replyes! Yes, this is one of the reasons y I choose Pentax. I already bought a Vivitar 28mm... I find it very difficult to use without AF! What can you tell me about Tokina? are these lens also only MF?
Any advise on how to use MF lenses? Sometines i try focusin while continus shooting... one will come in focus, i thought... but that doesn't always work...
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With manual lenses you can try zone focusing (or hyperfocal focusing).
Or you can try using Catch-in-focus (also known as CiF or focus trapping).
Please search the internet for more details, other people have explained it better than I can
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-beginners-corner-q/110658-using-ma...x-dslrs-f.html
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-dslr-camera-articles/51036-how-use...tch-focus.html
(you can do CiF without cable as well)
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Welcome to the Forums and enjoy youur new K-30 ... J

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Hi to every one and thank you so so much for your advise! I'll try playing about with mmy Vivitar then... And meanwhile I'm looking for a lens to substitute my 18 55. I think tamron 28-75 2.8...
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