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01-27-2014, 06:26 PM   #1
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Not sure what all to say - I am pretty new to Photography and picked up a K-50 with the two lens kit. I have since picked up a M50 2.0, M50 1.7 and a A50 1.7 --- The A50 1.7 is my favorite lens at this point, I am looking to pick up a DA 35mm prime next I think, but have not decided for sure yet...


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When you try that 35 on your APS-C sensor K-50, you will see why those 50mm lenses were known as "nifty fifties", since 35mm in APS-C is equivalent to 50mm in 35mm film cameras.
I started with a K1000 and a M 50 1.7 in 1986. I didn't upgrade anything until 2011.
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You sound like you are going to get the prime lens bug. It's an expensive monkey on your back, but a joyful one.

01-27-2014, 07:18 PM   #5
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I have already decided I like the Primes best, I just find them easier to get good pictures with than the veriable zoom lenses so far - I always keep the A 50 1.7 on the camera as my default, now just want to get something a little wider so I don't have to move so far back with my feet all the time... getting some Auto Focus would also be nice! It would be really nice if the DA primes were also weather resistant, kind of bummed that they don't seem to be...
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Welcome aboard! I think the color rendition from the old glass is very nice, it seems more vibrant than some modern lenses.
The one zoom you might consider if you need some reach is the 55-300, it's pretty good.
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