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01-11-2009, 12:02 AM   #1
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New guy from WA. State

Just joined this forum hoping to find out some good info on my new slr toy, the K200D. This is my first slr and I have been having a blast using it over the last couple of weeks. I'll have a hard time picking up my point and shoot again . Bought my slr with the 18-55mm kit lens and am already looking to upgrade to a greater range lens. I have been looking @ the Pentax 55-300mm so any reccomendations would be great.

01-11-2009, 12:55 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums. As far as lens selection goes, take your time, work out what types of photograph you want to take. From there you can start shortlisting lenses. You are probably going to want a normal prime (something like a fast 50) for low light shooting.
01-11-2009, 10:41 AM   #3
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Welcome to a fellow Washingtonian. The K200D is a great camera. You are really going to enjoy using it. As Gary noted, it is better to take your time with acquiring new lenses. The 18-55 kit you have is a very decent performer and will help you figure out what your future needs are as you gain experience.

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BTW...The 55-300 is a nice lens and good value as well. I have a friend who has one and he is very pleased with how the lens handles and performs.
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Welcome to the forum, enjoy both it and your new camera.

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I'm from Vancouver, WA. as well! Thanks to all for the welcome.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jcf1977 Quote
I'm from Vancouver, WA. as well! Thanks to all for the welcome.
There are a number of us from the general Vancouver/Portland vicinity that are active on this forum. It might be worth doing a "meet-up" at some point.

Steve
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