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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-02-2008, 11:54 AM  
Better lens for K10d
Posted By nixter
Replies: 20
Views: 2,786
The kit I originally bought had a the 18-55 and an 80-200. I have since sold both and replaced with the sigma 18-250 and a 50mm 1.4. I love this combo as it gives me great range with just 2 lenses.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-02-2008, 11:51 AM  
I love my K10D....what do you think of yours ?
Posted By nixter
Replies: 35
Views: 3,345
LOVE my k10, ok I have the Samsung but it's the same thing. I am normally a huge victim of upgraditis but not with this camera so far. The one thing I will be adding is a compact point and shoot for when I don't want to lug the big boy around. I'm leaning towards the new panasonic lx3 for that.

n
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-05-2008, 03:16 PM  
Favorite macro lenses?
Posted By nixter
Replies: 70
Views: 6,918
Ok here's a really dumb question from a newb... what makes a lens a macro lens?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-05-2008, 11:46 AM  
lookin for good all-around lens
Posted By nixter
Replies: 10
Views: 1,462
I just sold my 18-55 kit and my 80-200 pentax. I used the money and bought a pentax 18-250. I love this lens! Great walking around lens that cover nearly anything. Next I will be picking up the 50mm 1.4 for mostly low light social situations, (and occasional low-life social situations). After that I will most likely add one of the 2 wide angle zooms mentioned above. I'm fairly new to this as well, bought my GX10 about a year ago. My advice would be to just start shooting with what you have. That way you'll discover what kinds of subjects you most enjoy capturing and what lenses would be best for the job. The 18-250 from Tamron or Pentax is about as good as it gets in terms of bang for buck though.

n
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-04-2008, 11:05 AM  
New pentax DA 18-250
Posted By nixter
Replies: 2
Views: 2,999
Jut picked this up yesterday to replace my 18-55 kit lens and my 80-200 lens. So far I love it. It's a fair bit heavier than either of the other two lenses but I much prefer the convenience of not switching lenses all the time. The amount of mechanic movement when zooming the lens is amazing! It more than doubles in length! The AF also seems faster. I'm not sure if it actually is given the GX-10's internal AF design. I did a search a couldn't find anything on this site about the lens. No reviews or anything. Does anyone here own one?

n
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-06-2008, 01:19 AM  
Why you shouldn't buy a Pentax K20D!
Posted By nixter
Replies: 48
Views: 6,901
The K20D sounds pretty sweet with lots and lots of functions. Now if only there were some sort of 3rd party guide or book or something to intruct me on how to use my new K20D. hmmm....
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-03-2008, 11:17 PM  
Lens advice for K10D
Posted By nixter
Replies: 9
Views: 1,345
I read this and thought to myself jokingly, "probably lives here in Vancouver" Then I glanced over at your location. Figures. :)

n
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-22-2007, 05:17 PM  
Samsung GX10 - AF flash assist without flash
Posted By nixter
Replies: 0
Views: 1,255
Is there a way to utilize the flash for AF assist but not have it fire when releasing the shutter

thanks
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