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I have an older??? ist ds I got from my sister that her hubby had before his untimely demise. It was I think one of those that used to be on sale at Costco back in the early 2002's?
Anyway the lens is a Pentax 18-55MM. I have been into cameras going back to when I was in Vietnam shooting with a Ricoh 35mm back in the day. This camera has been taking a long time to get used to it over the days of using film which I do miss.

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Welcome! I have that 18-55 lens. Its good. Most stock lenses get criticized for quality, but this is a good one. Glad to have you here!
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Welcome to the forum. I too have that lens, mine came with an *ist DL2.

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Welcome from New Zealand.

Great to hear, digital does have bit of a different learning curve to film (I used to shoot with a Canon AE-1 program), but once you get used to that you snap away as much as you like. A couple of the great things is taking images is cheap (just snap away) and also low light capability is greatly improved (especially with later DSLR models - on the K-1 I'm happy with the IQ at ISO 3200 and can still print big).
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