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03-11-2010, 03:04 AM   #1
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Hello from Rotterdam, The Netherlands


I'm new to this forum and to DSLR-photography as well. I'm just a few days away of purchasing a Pentax K-x and now I'm wondering which first lens I should buy.
Should I buy a DA or a DAL?
I will be using this camera mainly for family pictures (indoors and holidays) and sometimes outside in nature (planning a trip to Sicilia (Italy)). Furthermore I want to buy this camera for its filming capacities. Making a picture and shooting a small video at the same location. If you got kids, you know what I mean.

So, I hope to learn a lot on this forum about my Pentax, my lenses and photography in general.

Thank you for your help everyone (in advance)

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03-11-2010, 07:00 AM   #2
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Hi, Arjen.

Why don't you buy the camera and 18-55 lens kit to start, and then see what you really need and want?

At 18mm, it is an EXCELLENT lens, with the quality going down when you zoom in.
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If you are not going to be using it for low light situations, the 16-45 F4 would make a good alternative to the kit lens.

All the best & welcome in Arjen.
03-15-2010, 12:50 AM   #4
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Thanks for the help and tips guys. Just bought the K-x and got the Da 18-55 with it.

03-15-2010, 01:43 AM   #5
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Hey Arjen, welkom!
Great camera, you will have much fun with it!

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