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10-22-2011, 08:19 AM   #1
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wide angle lens for K200?

I would like to buy my friend a wide angle lens for her K200

can anyone advise me what I need to buy please as I dont understand photography.

and any advice where I could buy a new or second hand lens (I live in Bedfordshire) would be much appreciated. Thank you

10-22-2011, 08:42 AM   #2
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Have you seen the da 35mm? It's nice and under $200.

Pentax 35mm DA L F2.4 AL Lens 21987 B&H Photo Video
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There are a lot of choices for wide angle lenses. I am sure she'd love a 15mm Pentax Limited.

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You need to start by finding out what she has already, how wide she wants, whether she prefers zooms or primes, whether she would like a fisheye, if she is OK with manual focus, and what your budget is. Then from there, try browsing the many existing threads that discussion the various options. Since this question is abnout lenses and not cameras, the places to look would be in the SLR Lens forum; also, since this is a typical beginner's question, try the Beginner's forum.

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QuoteOriginally posted by dmcd11 Quote
I would like to buy my friend a wide angle lens for her K200

can anyone advise me what I need to buy please as I dont understand photography.
That's the easy part. If she has the kit lens, it has something like 18-55/3.5-5.6 on it. The 18-55 gives the focal length (18mm at the wide side, 55mm at the long side). If she has the kit lens and says that she wants something wider, you have to look for something where that lowest number is below 18. Examples are 10-20 and 12-24. Further I would dig through here gear basically answer Marc's questions to get a proper advice.

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Have you seen the da 35mm? It's nice and under $200.

Pentax 35mm DA L F2.4 AL Lens 21987 B&H Photo Video
That's not wide Even on film I would barely call it wide.
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