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02-04-2010, 09:15 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by evl tvn Quote
I looking to get the kit with 2 lenses, 18-55 & 55-300 but do I need two lenses or maybe I can cover it with one 18-250?
Pentax FA 50 f/1.4 will cover your people-photo-taking needs. Don't buy superzooms.

EDIT: Here's a random baby for you at 50mm: http://www.flickr.com/photos/robynsrussell/4323888388/ (...and a bunch of other kid photos with a fast 50)


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I would go ahead and get UV filters for your lenses. Either that, or get lens hoods. The problem is that the DA L lenses that come with the Kx do not have hoods and so the front element is really exposed to be scratched. If I have a lens hood on, I don't worry so much about that, but I would far rather have a UV filter scratched than the lens itself. The only problem I have seen with filters is that they do increase the risk of flare.

A for the size, I think the DA 55-300 takes a 58mm filter and the kit lens takes a 52 mm filter.
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Tiffen are better than Hoya for UV filters, which can cause flare or artifacts. Remember to take them off at night. I also think the FA 50mm f1.4 makes a fine portrait lens. Sometimes I'd like something wider than the 75mm crop it gives, something like the crazy expensive 31mm f1.8 Limited. But the fast fifty is pretty damn nifty. Here's what I've got with it so far:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/adam_t4/sets/72157623324970528/
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam_T4 Quote
Tiffen are better than Hoya for UV filters, which can cause flare or artifacts.
Sure you don't have that turned around? Hoya's high-end line are some of the best.

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