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08-14-2011, 05:54 AM   #1
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I have been playing with my new k10 d with my old manual lenses and a af 100-300 things are going ok pics are good , i found a pair of lenses in a local paper that someone has for sale they are the kit lenses for a kx the 18-55 and a 55 -300 he wants 225 for both wondering if this is a good deal as i was looking into the 18-55 af on amazon and finding it would be about 125 just for the one lense.Any thoughts?

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08-14-2011, 05:59 AM   #2
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Hi, both are decent lenses. The 55-300 more so than the 18-55.
Standard 18-55mm kitlenses can come very cheap second hand, new it can be found for less than $100.
The 55-300mm, when in good condition, might be worth $225 in itself.

It seems like a reasonable deal to me.

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Hey thanks for the info Burt , the lenses are brand new they just bought the camera and would like to by a 40mm lense to replace the two for sale. I am into the car show scence and would like to use the 18-55 lense for up close pics and the 300 mm for the race track. The current af 300 mm lense is great for the track as in quarter mile, now would the 55 end of the 300 be able to use at a show better than my 100-300 is now?

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The 55-300mm kit lens sells for around $200 all by itself. Go test them out and if they work get both. Great deal.
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Ditto. I happen not to like that combination, but they're popular, and more than worth the price -- it's a steal of a deal.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mrpromod Quote
Hey thanks for the info Burt
The current af 300 mm lense is great for the track as in quarter mile, now would the 55 end of the 300 be able to use at a show better than my 100-300 is now?

Big John
You're welcome.
Yes, 55mm is good for distances as close as 20 meters (yards) for cars.
100mm is too long IMHO.

Bert
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