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Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-12-2010, 06:56 PM  
getting a first DSLR
Posted By pemfan
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eek, I didn't see these good reviews of the 300...I just went ahead with the 18-55 and it should come tomorrow. At some point I'll have to see what's the next "right" lens and go for it then.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-12-2010, 12:07 PM  
getting a first DSLR
Posted By pemfan
Replies: 19
Views: 3,872
To follow up, I am now eagerly awaiting my new blue k-x. I am going to start taking pix with the 18-55 that comes with it, then come back here to learn what other lens(es) will be right for future uses. (What with accessories like cards, batteries, etc, I already feel pretty "upsold" before even thinking about actual additional equipment like lenses!) Thanks and I look forward to seeing what this dslr can do!!
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-10-2010, 08:18 PM  
getting a first DSLR
Posted By pemfan
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yes thanks, that gives me a good start. B&H has a kit, btw, which gives the 50-200 along with the 18-55, and a 4 gb card and a pentax sling bag, so it seemed like an appealing set for a newcomer. I will study this more... thank you very much for the advice!
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-10-2010, 05:05 PM  
getting a first DSLR
Posted By pemfan
Replies: 19
Views: 3,872
ps i should have explained that i was considering one of those additional kit lenses (like the 50-200) in case i do want to shoot at distance on a trip or something. but most of my subjects will be indoors close up.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-10-2010, 05:00 PM  
getting a first DSLR
Posted By pemfan
Replies: 19
Views: 3,872
ok now I am completely confused about the lens to get. Remember I am new to this and coming from point-and-shoot. i don't think they sell the kx body-only. it's 18-55, or 18-55 plus 200, or 18-55 plus 300. I do need an education about lenses! Thank you for your guidance. I am glad to hear the lack of AF points in the viewfinder won't be a problem for a total newbie like me... i am encouraged (but confused about lenses as you can tell.)
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-10-2010, 12:15 PM  
getting a first DSLR
Posted By pemfan
Replies: 19
Views: 3,872
I am about to take the plunge for my first DSLR. After narrowing it down to one of the micro-four-thirds (lumix gh1), the Canon ti1, and the k-x, I am pretty close to choosing the k-x but I have a few questions.

1. I think I will be relying on autofocus for a long time in the beginning. I will be photographing mostly indoors with little natural light, taking snapshots of my baby, toddler and dog. Will the lack of autofocus points in the viewfinder mean the k-x isn't the right camera for me?

2. There is a kx kit available with the 18-55 mm lens and a 55-200 lens. Is it sensible to get a start with these two types of lenses? Again I will be doing a lot of autofocus shots in the beginning.

thanks!
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