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View Poll Results: Which Combination?
K-7 + 16-45 (1179 EUR) 515.15%
K-5 + 18-55 Kit Lens (1179 EUR) 2472.73%
K-7 + 17-70 (1369 EUR) 26.06%
K-r + 70-200 (approx. 1200 EUR) 26.06%
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05-02-2011, 10:24 PM   #16
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Given the fact that, in my opinion, the 17-70 is far more useful (flexible) for the OP's given purpose of portraiture than the 18-55, yes.

Further I wished I could READ what will be posted in future; the prices you quoted were posted after I voted. And it does not matter, I still think that K7 + 17-70 is the better proposition than K5 + 18-55 for the OP's intended usage. Nowhere it's mentioned that the main benefit of the K5 as I see it (high iso performance), is required.

So my vote stands.

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