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05-18-2009, 04:33 AM   #16
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Marc's advice is well worth taking. Like many people here I rushed into buying a 50mm 1.4 lens when I first got my K100, only to realize that it's a 75mm in disguise and really not the "standard lens" I remembered from my film shooting days. As such, it doesn't get a lot of use for the sort of stuff I shoot. If anything I'm more likely to walk around with a 28mm as my "standard lens." So yes, do explore your kit zoom thoroughly and work out what you tend to shoot most.
And don't throw that kit lens away - it's really not bad at all.

05-18-2009, 05:22 AM   #17
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thanks Wombat!
I get what you are saying. The kit lens does have its place for sure and Ive gotten some sweet photos from it.

The pics from this new lens are quite nice though.... =)
I hope to get some decent use from it.
The price went up almost $60 right after I bought it.
I got it for $192 w/free shipping and no tax.
So, not too shabby.
I'd also like to track down a 35mm 2.0 if possible?
Or at least try one out to see if it would work for my pic taking.
05-19-2009, 03:55 PM   #18
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If you're mainly wanting to get the wider prime to see whether or not it would work for you, I suggest picking up an inexpensive 28/2.8 or 3.5. As a matter of fact, somebody has 2--28s for sale in the Marketplace for $50 each. If you decide that 28 (or 35) will work for you, then you can always pick up a better more expensive one later on; if it doesn't, then you won't be out a lot of money and you can always sell it.

05-19-2009, 04:28 PM   #19
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Even if the 50mm actually translates to 75mm, it is hard to get a lens with a 1.2 or a 1.4, even upto 2.0 wide aperture.
You won't easily find this type of a lens aperture opening for the cheapo price.
I say grab it 'coz you'll always find a use for it.
Better having it and not need it than need it and not having it.

05-20-2009, 08:43 AM   #20

Hey Niki... were are the picks with the new lens???
05-22-2009, 07:54 AM   #21
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here's one I shot real quick of the books on my tv console
light is moderate in here, its sunny outside, but none shining in a window close.

I still have a lot to learn about this lens, thats for sure!

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