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Pen200NZ Feb 15, 2015 11:31 PM

what lense to add to my kit
 
hi, my lens kit so far for my Pentax K200D is pentax 18-55, 100-300, sigma105macro, 100-500 super tokina, 2x KAX Macro Teleplus MC7 Converter, was thinking of adding two other lenses between the 18-55 and 100-300 and suggestions would be appreciated, but on a very low budget thanks

TCav Feb 16, 2015 5:24 AM

What jumps out at me immediately is a 50/1.8 and a 50-200.

But the important question is this: What do you want to do that you can't already?

Calicajun Feb 22, 2015 12:25 PM

50 f1.8 is a fun and useful lens.

EnglishBob Feb 23, 2015 9:44 AM

I find I use my 24-70 F/2.8 a LOT. Over 23% of my images.

Very versatile. I have the Sigma.

VTphotog Feb 23, 2015 12:45 PM

I have a Sigma 24-135/2.8-4.5 which is what is on my camera most of the time. ( a bit hard to find, now, though) I find the 50/1.8 to be a nicer lens than its price would suggest, and very useful for portrait work. Given your stated budget, and your lens collection so far, I will add my recommendation for the 50/1.8.

BBbuilder467 Feb 23, 2015 5:48 PM

It seems strange to me that you have so many zoom lenses and no common prime like a 35mm or 50mm. And you didn't mention a flash.

Zooms are nice, but it could be a prime and flash that you're really looking for. Just a flash with the kit lens or macro would make a difference of night and day.


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