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02-03-2013, 06:01 AM   #1
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camera and lens configuration

Hello,
I am not a rookie, but not a professional either
I just added a second digital SLR to my kit.
I was tired of switching lenses with one camera. The first one has little resale value.

I now have two bodies, an "ist DL" and a "K-30"
I have three lenses. an "18-55", "55 - 200" and a "200 - 500'.

I intend to use one lens on the ist DL, and the K-30 would use the other two lenses.
What lens would you recommend goes on the istDL?

thanks

02-03-2013, 06:23 AM   #2
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since I too have both of those bodies and similar lenses I would suggest the 18-55 and the 55-200 on the K-30 and leave the 200-500 on the ist. I do that because I tend to print larger images of the people pics I do with the shorter lenses, as well as any macro images. With the longer lens I tend to only print to about 8x12, or sometimes 13 x 19 and that is near the limit suggested for the K30 on my Corel photo program.
02-03-2013, 12:48 PM   #3
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It depends on what you're planning to photograph. I would suggest putting the lens you plan to use most often that day on the K30 and your "backup" lens goes on the DL. For a day of wildlife shooting: 200-500 on the K30, 18-55 on the DL in case of an interesting landscape opportunity. But if you're planning a day of group shots at a family party: 18-55 on the K30 for groups, 55-200 on the DL if for closeup portraits. You can leave the 3rd lens at home many days.
02-03-2013, 09:19 PM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by shudderbug9 Quote
since I too have both of those bodies and similar lenses I would suggest the 18-55 and the 55-200 on the K-30 and leave the 200-500 on the ist. I do that because I tend to print larger images of the people pics I do with the shorter lenses, as well as any macro images. With the longer lens I tend to only print to about 8x12, or sometimes 13 x 19 and that is near the limit suggested for the K30 on my Corel photo program.
thank you, good advice

02-03-2013, 11:19 PM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by DeadJohn Quote
It depends on what you're planning to photograph. I would suggest putting the lens you plan to use most often that day on the K30 and your "backup" lens goes on the DL. For a day of wildlife shooting: 200-500 on the K30, 18-55 on the DL in case of an interesting landscape opportunity. But if you're planning a day of group shots at a family party: 18-55 on the K30 for groups, 55-200 on the DL if for closeup portraits. You can leave the 3rd lens at home many days.
thank you. also good advice
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