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02-18-2014, 05:54 PM   #1
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Hi from Sydney Australia

I am a ex Pentax MZ-55 35mm user who has decided to return to the fold. Have lost interest in point and click cameras, want to go my own photo setup. Am starting of with a good second hand K10D with Sigma lenses I used on the MZ-50. Will get used to the camera and then look around for better lenses. Am in the USA in May 2014 so will keep a lookout over there. First up thinking of buying a 18-55mm SMC DAL later followed by a 100-300mm ?.

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02-18-2014, 06:45 PM   #2
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Welcome, good to have another Aussie (and from Sydney!) on the forums - hope to see some of your photos soon.

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Welcome to the forum.
Regarding your intension to get a 18-55 DAL, I do not think it will give you much improvement over your current Sigma lenses. Depending on your budget, you might want to investigate 16-45, or even new 34-2.4 and 50-1.8 primes.
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Welcome to the forum! For covering the wide angle on digital a DAL 18-55 is not a bad idea, it'a rather decent if you stop down to f8
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Welcome aboard. I'm out Penrith way and in the Henry Lawson Camera Club www.hlcc.asn.au (Treasurer and Webmaster).

The 18-55 appears on eVilBay occasionally at good prices. I picked one up for $10 because it has the tiniest of chips in the front lens element. It has no affect on the pic.

An often underrated and therefore cheap lens is the F 35-70mm f3.5-4.5
https://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/SMC-Pentax-F-35-70mm-F3.5-4.5-Macro-Zoom-Lens.html

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Good day mate and welcome to the forum
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