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06-13-2011, 01:33 PM   #16
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Pentax SMC DA 18 mm - 55 mm F/3.5-5.6 Lens << I have just seen this lens for sale for under 30, would it be worth me purchasing it???

06-13-2011, 01:35 PM   #17
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I would love to live near Algonquin Park, but alas this novice is in the UK, who hasn't got a clue what I am doing....but I am going to go and learn how to use this camera and about lenses etc
06-13-2011, 01:37 PM   #18
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The Tokina is longer than the normal kit lens (28-70mm vs 18-55mm) and I suspect it's from a film camera - but I suspect it will do just fine while you get started and find your feet. I don't know if it's an autofocus lens or not. If it isn't it will be a little bit more complicated to use until you get the hang of manual focusing.
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Your Tokina is a manual focus (probably like my 28-70SD) and is a low end lens but works. Has a little close focus capability.

The Pentax lens is an autofocus and that is a pretty good price in OK shape. You will appreciate the wide end of that one.

People sometimes get the DA and DA-L lenses mixed up.

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I have just bought this lens, as it is autofocus and is in excellent condition. At least I have a good lens with autofocus to get me started :-) thanks to everyone for all your help in my quest for my first lens.....I will be back to pick all of your expert brains :-) once again thanks xxx
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Congrats, and the best with your new gear.
06-13-2011, 08:20 PM   #22
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Welcome. I vote you go for the 50 and give it a good workout. That'll give you time to look around and do some research. The type of lens you use has a lot to do with what type of photography you are doing. Take the time to study all the info out there.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cats_five Quote
Did your camera come with a lens? If so, what is it?
QuoteOriginally posted by chiantiuk Quote
Tokina 28-70 f3.5 lens
Stick with this lens for a couple weeks... Use it... Work out the kind of focal length you like to use and how and what you like to shoot....
You'll quickly work out which direction your LBA will take you...

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