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12-21-2015, 03:52 AM   #1
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Hi,

Just got a really nice condition K-7 on ebay. It is in beautiful condition with a really low shutter count.
Not really heavily into photography but thought i would like to get more familiar with the hobby.

I know that there is lots and lots of web trolling about the high ISO noise but I am not too interested in that - I reckon that a good photographer would be able to take nice pictures regardless of the machinery in their hand.

I was wondering the best types of lenses for general beginner photography - not looking at high speed sports pics or anything too specialized just landscapes, bird/wildlofe photography, portraits etc.

I know each one is a science in and of itself but general thoughts or pointers to other threads would be nice.

Also anyone have a K-7 hardcopy manual for sale?

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QuoteOriginally posted by freddyisaac Quote
I was wondering the best types of lenses for general beginner photography - not looking at high speed sports pics or anything too specialized just landscapes, bird/wildlofe photography, portraits etc.
Your range is too wide. For landscape you need wide angles. For bird shots you need telephoto. For portrait shots you need a nifty fifty or a medium telephoto lens depending on your style.

If you are looking for zooms on a budget, the DA 18-135 or the DA 18-250 are pretty versatile.
If you are looking for AF zooms, there is the DA 35/50 you can pick up witha modest budget.
If you are looking for primes on a budget, K/M 35/50/200 primes are certainly the ones to consider - These are manual lenses though.
So you have plenty of choices - just look a bit more and see what you like.
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QuoteOriginally posted by freddyisaac Quote
a good photographer would be able to take nice pictures regardless of the machinery in their hand
Welcome, that's very true when you see what some folk can do with a humble point and shoot camera.
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