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09-27-2008, 07:43 PM   #1
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Hi From Central Coast NSW

Hi all,
I discovered this forum just the other day, very glad to have stumbled across you all.
I have been shooting with Pentax for the last 17 years, staring in highschool with my dad's old spotmatic, then bought myself am MZ10, which still takes a great pic, recently joined the digital revolution with a K100D Super.

My old Sigma 100-300mm lens bit the dust during a recent house move, and now I am looking at replacing it, just not sure what with?? I am interested in bird photography and general photos of the kids and pets. any lens suggestions would be appreciated.

Looking forward to what I can learn from everyone here.
Sharon

09-27-2008, 08:55 PM   #2
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hey sharon, welcome to our great forum, and yey to more aussies
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QuoteOriginally posted by SharonS Quote
Hi all,
I discovered this forum just the other day, very glad to have stumbled across you all.
I have been shooting with Pentax for the last 17 years, staring in highschool with my dad's old spotmatic, then bought myself am MZ10, which still takes a great pic, recently joined the digital revolution with a K100D Super.

My old Sigma 100-300mm lens bit the dust during a recent house move, and now I am looking at replacing it, just not sure what with?? I am interested in bird photography and general photos of the kids and pets. any lens suggestions would be appreciated.

Looking forward to what I can learn from everyone here.
Sharon
Hi Sharon, just bought myself a K20D Pentax.. Have only 2x Sigma lense's at the moment( 18-55...70-300) Privlage of talking to people whoknow SLR's Two lenses I was looking at were the 16/50 2.8 sdm and the 50/135 2.8 sdm, but the price of around$2000 for both you need to know what you want to shot. I am now leaning towards the 18/250 4.0 as my general lense at a price of around $550 & adding a 12/24 pentax for close indoor shots that will give you a great range from wide angle ( 99*) from 12mm to 250mm I'm still only 90% on what lense's I want to buy as my aim is to shoot kid's , family , Landscape's and portrait's these lense's will give you the range at a 1/2 decent price.... Jim north coast nsw.... cheer's jim
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QuoteOriginally posted by jmmlbocoky Quote
Hi Sharon, just bought myself a K20D Pentax.. Have only 2x Sigma lense's at the moment( 18-55...70-300) Privlage of talking to people whoknow SLR's Two lenses I was looking at were the 16/50 2.8 sdm and the 50/135 2.8 sdm, but the price of around$2000 for both you need to know what you want to shot. I am now leaning towards the 18/250 4.0 as my general lense at a price of around $550 & adding a 12/24 pentax for close indoor shots that will give you a great range from wide angle ( 99*) from 12mm to 250mm I'm still only 90% on what lense's I want to buy as my aim is to shoot kid's , family , Landscape's and portrait's these lense's will give you the range at a 1/2 decent price.... Jim north coast nsw.... cheer's jim

If you need more glass hold off until the $USD exchenge rate improves in favour of the $AUD and check out BH&photo and save seriously


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And also welcome Sharon I hope we can answer and help each other

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G'day Sharon.
Welcome and congrats on going digital.
Pentax's dSLRs are really good value.
Replacing your 100-300 probably means going to the Tamron 70-300/Sigma 70-300 APO (if money's an issue) or the faster 70-200 f/2.8s offered by Tamron and Sigma if you have the $$$.

Would have to agree with cupic on watching the US$ - it was good a few months ago - almost 1:1. Now not so good. Definitely, the Tamron 70-300 is very reasonable for its price, as many on this forum can attest to...
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Hi there , thanks guys for the welcomes, and the lens advice. I am still undecided, may even swing in the opposite direction and go macro yet??? We'll see. Good advice about watching the dollar, will do that.
Sharon
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