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01-29-2009, 08:07 PM   #1
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Just got my K20D today

Wow! This is one nice camera! I haven't had an SLR camera for years. The last one I had was a Pentax ZX-10 (film). It was a great camera too. I almost bought a K10D last year, but held off for various reasons. I'm very impressed with this K20D so far. I've been messing with it all night. I do feel pretty overwhelmed though. I'm trying to think back to the photography course I took years ago. There's so many features, and the book is so freaking big, I don't know where to start! But even on the automatic setting, the pictures are a LOT better than they are on the Sony point and shoot that I'm upgrading from. I got the K20D from B&H and it came with the 18-55 kit lens. I kind of wish I had ordered the kit with the 16-45 lens after reading about it, but no biggie. I also bought the $200 Pentax 50mm F/1.4 prime lens. The photos with that lens are fantastic! Anyways, I'm just pumped about this awesome new camera. My wife and I are moving from Oklahoma to Alaska in a little over a week from now. I'm glad I'll have it for the drive up there! What's a good landscape lens? I thought about picking up a good landscape lens before I leave. Any recommendations? Landscape photography is one of my main interests. I'd like to get a macro lens later on.

01-29-2009, 08:20 PM   #2
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I guess it depends on if you want a prime or a zoom? I have a DA* 16-50, but I'm not sure it is any better than the DA 16-45 I sold. The DA 12-24 sounds like a great lens. Older lenses are always an option...and I've found my K20d is much better with old glass than my k10d was. I really like my 28mm 3.5 k prime.....depends on if that isn't wide enough for what you are doing?
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