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12-23-2009, 06:32 PM   #1
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Additional Lenses for K20D

Hm..... an early Yule gift has showed up - a shiny new K20D with an 18-55 weather resistant lens.

I have the feeling (and it is a happy one) that I shall be spending my lucre on other lenses for the foreseeable future. Any thoughts on good telephoto and close-up lenses?

12-24-2009, 07:59 PM   #2
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Congratulations on the new camera! If you browse this and the lens forum, you'll see dozens of very similar threads voer the years with lots of good advice. The standard options that people like are the DA50-200 (smallest/lightest; also available in a WR version), the DA55-300 (best quality), and 70-300's from Tamron and Sigma. If you read those other threads, you'll see people discussig the tradeoffs, but they are all fine lenses.

For closeup, I recommend a Raynox 150 that you'd clip on to the front of whatever telephoto lens you end up choosing - although it probably works better with the 50-200 than the others. You won't do better for $50.

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