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08-21-2015, 04:50 AM   #1
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My first Pentax

My first K-3 II, my first HD 16-85 and my first HD 55-300 are on it's way!!!

You can congrat, say pros an' cos of my choice, etc... 😃

08-21-2015, 05:11 AM - 1 Like   #2
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you'll have a blast with it! :-)
great choice to start with...
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Nice camera, nice choice of lenses.
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yeah, I know that this telezoom is not an outstanding lense but I wanted to have something to cover long ranges while discovering this misterious 16-85 😃

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QuoteOriginally posted by Lev Quote
yeah, I know that this telezoom is not an outstanding lense but I wanted to have something to cover long ranges while discovering this misterious 16-85 😃
You're wrong, the 55-300 is indeed a good lens, not great like a 70-200 or 50-135 2.8 but it is a cheap alternative. Check out these sample photos below.

SMC Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED Reviews - DA Zoom Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database
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QuoteOriginally posted by LeDave Quote
You're wrong, the 55-300 is indeed a good lens
Agree, it is a great lens for the money!
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QuoteOriginally posted by grispie Quote
Agree, it is a great lens for the money!
Congrats, you'll love them! The only other lenses I would say you really "need" are fast 35mm and 50mm primes for shooting indoors. I have the 35mm 2.8 limited Macro and the 50mm 1.4 for those purposes. While I occasionally wish the 35 was a 1.8 when I need to jack the ISO speed, I have gotten a lot of use out of the macro feature so no complaints here!

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QuoteOriginally posted by LeDave Quote
You're wrong, the 55-300 is indeed a good lens, not great like a 70-200 or 50-135 2.8 but it is a cheap alternative. Check out these sample photos below.

SMC Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED Reviews - DA Zoom Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database
Good to hear that, I've just spent a lot of time reading user opinions and many of them aren't happy with its edge sharpness, especially between 200 and 300.

Well, anyway, these action shots in the link you gave me are just beautiful.

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QuoteOriginally posted by sweendiggs Quote
Congrats, yo'll love them! The only other lenses I would say you really "need" are fast 35mm and 50mm primes for shooting indoors. I have the 35mm 2.8 limited Macro and the 50mm 1.4 for those purposes. While I occasionally wish the 35 was a 1.8 when I need to jack the ISO speed, I have gotten a lot of use out of the macro feature so no complaints here!
Thanks!

Yes I will definitely need primes for sure, that 50mm 1.4 must be amazing glass!

But after these two lenses I might go for another telezoom with more aperture. (damn expensive but so attractive).

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QuoteOriginally posted by Lev Quote
Yes I will definitely need primes for sure, that 50mm 1.4 must be amazing glass! But after these two lenses I might go for another telezoom with more aperture. (damn expensive but so attractive).
Congrats on the Pentax combo, you will definitely love those ^^
After this you might one to test the legend of Pentax lens, the 3 FA Limited I tested the FA 31 and the FA 77 and now I own them both ^^ they're legend for a reason !
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Congrats on the Pentax combo, you will definitely love those ^^
After this you might one to test the legend of Pentax lens, the 3 FA Limited I tested the FA 31 and the FA 77 and now I own them both ^^ they're legend for a reason !
"The Three Amigos" I think someone called them. Great stuff, but pricey.
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I hope you know what you're doing...the K-3 II is one hell of a camera and will, in my opinion, humble a novice. I am flipping between choosing the 16-85 and the limited 20-40 in my mind. Already have the 55-300, Tamron 90mm 2.8 macro (great lens, touchy focusing), the 18-135 WR, and the two plastic fantastic's the 35mm and 50mm, I'd recommend those two if you want really good lenses for not much cash. I got a K-x (gathering dust), a K-30 which I gave to my 6 year old son, and a K-3. Very happy with all my cameras...I took it from entry to pro (yes I consider the K3 a PRO camera). Best of luck and welcome aboard matey...
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Congrats on the Pentax combo, you will definitely love those ^^
After this you might one to test the legend of Pentax lens, the 3 FA Limited I tested the FA 31 and the FA 77 and now I own them both ^^ they're legend for a reason !
Yes, absolutely great pictures out from those primes. So ridiculous people don't even know about this brand.

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QuoteOriginally posted by sweendiggs Quote
"The Three Amigos" I think someone called them. Great stuff, but pricey.
My first post was about these amigos, I hope some day they will fill my bag 😃
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Welcome to the club. I think you'll be very happy with your choices. Probably best bang for your buck there.
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I hope you know what you're doing...the K-3 II is one hell of a camera and will, in my opinion, humble a novice. I am flipping between choosing the 16-85 and the limited 20-40 in my mind. Already have the 55-300, Tamron 90mm 2.8 macro (great lens, touchy focusing), the 18-135 WR, and the two plastic fantastic's the 35mm and 50mm, I'd recommend those two if you want really good lenses for not much cash. I got a K-x (gathering dust), a K-30 which I gave to my 6 year old son, and a K-3. Very happy with all my cameras...I took it from entry to pro (yes I consider the K3 a PRO camera). Best of luck and welcome aboard matey...
I see you've got a lot of weapons. I also consider it as a pro camera and I'm sure that my opinion will be just stronger when I'll feel it in my hands.
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Everything you will have is newer than mine (k-3, 18-135 and DA55-300 old version)... congratulation and you will have a blast and lots of fun!!
Don't forget to post your trophy shots here...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Lev Quote
Yes, absolutely great pictures out from those primes. So ridiculous people don't even know about this brand.

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My first post was about these amigos, I hope some day they will fill my bag 😃
The 3 amigos are indeed a legend of its own, I have all 3. For convenience you may want to consider the 20-40, which is very versatile since you can use it outdoors and indoors (for low light shooting as well as flash).
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