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01-16-2016, 08:56 AM   #1
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I just purchased the Pentax K50 after being a Canon and Nikon owner all these years. I am excited to go out and play with my new camera. So far I have only taken photos of my pets, but in March we are heading to New Orleans for our annual vacation. There will be lots of awesome opportunities to take great pictures.
So far I only have the kit lens 18-55, what would everyone recommend for my second lens?

01-16-2016, 09:33 AM   #2
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It depends if you are a zoom user or a prime user. Of course you are going to hear 200 different suggestions but in my opinion you should maybe sharpen your question some. Second lens for what purpose?

I am a die hard prime user. However I also now run a 16-85. It's not the fastest aperture wise but it's hands down one of the sharpest zooms I've used (second only to the Tamron 70-200)... If you want to upgrade your zoom I think you will be pleased. If you want primes... well you have a LOT of choice for primes. In my opinion FA Limited lenses are at the top of the heap and the DA Limiteds are really excellent as well.
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Welcome to the forum. Looking forward to see some of your photos.
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Hi inadisapio. Welcome to Pentax and to the forum. You have made a good start with the K50. Looking forward to seeing some photographs soon.
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QuoteOriginally posted by inadisapio Quote
what would everyone recommend for my second lens?
Welcome aboard, with questions like that around here, the simple answer is... all of them.
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