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10-08-2009, 12:07 PM   #1
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GX-20 Good Deal?

I just purchased a GX-20 with 18-55mm and 50-200mm lens as well as bag, tripod.
All for 436 including shipping. Seller says he bought it 3 months ago and only took like ~500 photos with it. He was selling beacause camera was rarely being used.

My question is, going from GX-10, is it a good deal?
Also I want to know, (I seemed to have "infected" the LBA, lol) once the package arrives, i will have the following lenses:

Pentax DA 18-55mm
Pentax A 50mm f1.7
Sigma 24mm superwide II manual focus
Tamron 70-300mm Di LD

D-Xenon 18-55mm
D-Xenon 50-200mm

Which lenses should i keep? Plan on keeping 3 only. Definetely keeping the Sigma superwide II but which other 2 lenses?

By the way i previously had Pentax A 50mm f1.7, got it for an amazing 10 , Pentax 55mm, Pentax M 135mm, those I sold.

In future would love the DA 55-300mm to replace the Tamron. So which of those lenses would you keep?

Just want your opinions on the deal and lenses.

Thanks in advance

10-10-2009, 12:40 PM   #2
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Quite a strange post.
You need only one 18-55mm and I believe that GX-20 version is better.
Pentax A 1.7 is not necessary very useful, unless you shoot much in this range with low light. But it is really good lens and it is quite pricey today (I didn't see it even at 25 pounds on ebay).
Tamron is also very good and cheap lens, note that it is much faster than 50-200mm at 100mm and 200mm.
10-10-2009, 01:45 PM   #3
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thanks for replying. I wasnt sure which 18-55mm I should keep.
Now that I got the sigma 24mm I rarely use the 50mm 1.7 and might sell it off on ebay. Am happy with the tamron lens but yet to test the Samsung 50-200mm. macro function is pretty useful.

By the way, was 430 good price for the GX20 with the two D-Xenon lens?


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