Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Pentax Lenses

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Mar 21, 2010, 10:07 PM   #11
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: East Central Vermont
Posts: 1,890

I agree with the recommendation to get the camera with the 2 kit lenses. Many of us on this forum (including me) started with kit lenses, and the two lenses included in the kit are fine lenses. As Mtngal said, the L version of the 55-300 is optically the same as the non-L version. The non-L version is somewhat sturdier, but unless you plan to do a lot of hiking or other activities where the lens might get banged around quite a bit, the L lens included in the kit will probably last for a good long time.

It probably doesn't make a lot of sense to start building an extensive (and expensive!) lens collection until you know more about how you plan to use the camera, and which photographic "specialties" appeal to you most. Once you know which areas you want to explore, you can look into lenses designed for special applications such as macro, ultra-wide angle, very wide aperture, etc, etc. etc.
mtnman is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 8:30 AM.