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02-17-2012, 01:12 PM   #1
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A fast lens fixed or zoom

What would be the best resonably priced upgrade from the kit 18 _ 55 lens for the k7 any ideas

02-17-2012, 01:16 PM   #2
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What is "reasonably priced"? Any of the constant f2.8 17-50 or 18-50 lenses are good. The Sigma 17-70 old or new is good and has a bit more reach. The Tamron 28-75 is good but is not wide enough for me as a single-lens option.

They all turn up from time to time in the marketplace.
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The DA 35 f2.5 is one of the least expensive Pentax lenses now, and gives very nice results. I use it a lot more than the kit zoom.
02-17-2012, 01:49 PM   #4
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Ha ha for resonably price range would be 0 to what ever. Any uk Malt whisky drinkers out there.
As I can lay my hands on 10yr old malts for a deal on a lens , Just a thought. Pm me if anyone does

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You can always buy old manual lenses for cheap.
With the AF confirmation beep, manual focus is really easy to do. Get a wide-range of old prime lenses that costs less than $100, and get a tele zoom AF lens or something.
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If you tend to shoot toward the longer end of the kit lens, take a look at the F 35-70 SMC Pentax-F 35-70mm F3.5-4.5 Reviews - F Zoom Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database and F 35-105 SMC Pentax-F 35-105mm F4-5.6 Reviews - F Zoom Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database. Both are very inexpensive with stellar results. They have a very handy macro feature (you twist the lens at the long setting) that can be very useful at times.
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I like
The DA 35 f2.5 put that on my to save for list
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A fast 50 like an A 50 1.7 can be had fairly cheaply and can get outstanding results in most light (if you like the FL)


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used sigma 17-70 f2.8-4.5
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