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07-06-2008, 01:37 PM   #1
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Hi from Quebec :)

Hi... I am new here... and new to Pentax...

I did a bit of photography in College... worked in a portrait studio for about 6 years and then life took over (read three lives took over) and I haven't done any serious photography since... but I was missing it!!

So... I decided to dive back in to photography again and bough my first DSLR...

So I should be getting my K20d in a few days.... I bought it with the kit lens and the Tamron 18-250... I am going to BC with the Family in a few weeks and wanted that one for the trip...

I would love any suggestions of what else I should have!!

07-06-2008, 02:04 PM   #2
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Salut l'ami!

Well, I'd say you definetly want a decent flash. The tiny one on the camera is usefull in a bind, but just doesn't have the "oomph" needed.

A half decent tripod (or a monopod) also helps as it's pretty hard to hold the camera steady at 250mm.

If it's in the budget(under $200), the FA50mm 1.4 is almost a "must have" lens.

07-06-2008, 04:11 PM   #3
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Thanks for the Welcome

I am shopping for a flash as I type.... multitasking at its best...

and I do have a tripod and I am going to look in that lens but I am pretty sure that I can't afford it at the moment... but I will make a note of it...
07-08-2008, 05:44 AM   #4
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Bonjour je suis de Québec aussi!

Welcome to the forum. I find this place to be one of the friendliest forums around the web. You should feel very confortable.

I got my K20D and Sigma 17-70 less than a month ago, and I'm really happy with it. So should you.

Enjoy your trip! Make sure to learn how the camera works before going, though. It's surprisingly intuitive (even though people had told me that) but it's not COMPLETELY intuitive...


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