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06-18-2009, 02:51 PM   #1
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New K20D User

Hello all,

I just scored a new K20D w/lens for about $740. Good deal? I think so and am eager to get it in the mail. I am new to DSLR cameras, but have some pretty picky taste with regards to photography, so I am up for the challenge to master the 20D.

Looking for a few suggestions on equip brands and/or models:

Battery Grip? (worth it?)
Spare battery?
First couple lenses?
Any 'must have' accessories?

Thanks for any replies and/or suggestions.


06-18-2009, 06:20 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

I suggest you re ask your questions in the Beginners Q&A section if you want answers as this forum is specifically for Welcomes and Introductions.
06-19-2009, 01:04 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your choice of camera, sounds like you got a pretty good deal.
06-19-2009, 01:38 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum.
You'll find just about everything you need to know on your Pentax gear here...
Must haves to me include a 'fast fifty' (ie. FA 50/1.4 or similar lens) and sturdy tripod.
Other things can wait, but the grip to me IS worth its cost, and a Pentax AF540FGZ flash or similar Metz/Sigma flash with P-TTL and bounce/swivel capabilities would be next on the list.

Just depends on what you want to capture, and how much you're willing to spend on them...


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