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08-03-2009, 04:45 PM   #1
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Hi All,

Nice to meet you guys! I have searched and read many articles here, found it is a so friendly site and finally like to join. Here is my little history of using (Pentax) DSLRs:

In July 2007 I got my first DSLR, Pentax *ist DL w/ 18-55, 50-200 kit and 50/1.4 prime. I enjoyed the DL and 50 prime so much until my son was born in March 2009. They help me preciously witnessed and recoded the laboring process. But after my son grows a little bigger I found the DL is not capable to focus when he is moving or in low light. So I decided to upgrade my camera. I wondered between K20D and Nikon D90 and finally chose the D90 for its fast AF tracking.

So that I sold all my Pentax gears including the F remote. Now after a month use of D90 w/ 18-105 and 50/1.4, I found it is hard or impossible to match the Pentax colors so I thought about jumping back. So I ordered a K-7 with another 50/1.4 from Amazon and am waiting to test it against the D90 to see if there is something not as good. Hopefully I will keep the K-7 and sell again my D90 gears. I know I gonna lose some benefit to Ebay but I just want the Pentax magic color and fast & reliable AF on the K-7. I wish I won't be disappointed again. Pls comment on my decision.

Because all my zoom lens were sold, I am now considering getting a new walkaround lens a level higher than the kit. The budget is $300-500. I have looked into the DA 16-45, Tamron 17-50, Sigma 18-50, DA 18-250, Tamron 18-200, etc and really can't make up my mind. So any suggestions from you are highly appreciated and welcome! BTW, on ebay I found several old FA lens, eg. 28-90 and 28-200, some FAs also appear on Amazon. Could you pls comment if they would be as good as the DAs for K-7 in terms of IQ and colors? Should I go with a DA or FA zoom? Many thanks!


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08-04-2009, 12:29 AM   #2
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Welcome Tony, I see you have another thread with the same title. I hope your next thread will be different otherwise you'll confuse the hell out of us.
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Tony, the 18-250 is the only zoom I own and find it quite versatile. I don't care what people say about megazooms.. I have produced some good images from this lens. Although, it is quite slow.

Anyway good luck with your lens choice and wlecome.

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Thanks, guys!

I double posted since this is a welcome forum. Won't do that again!

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