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Old Feb 6, 2008, 9:41 PM   #21
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Since you mention portrait work - you might want to save up and get the FA77mm 1.8 Limited. It's not cheap - B&H pricing is $679. I got a chance to play with it a bit when the Pentax rep was at my local camera store, and I sure love it. I have the DA*50-135 so I really don't need the 77 Limited, but I want it anyway. The FA 50mm 1.4 is a much cheaper option for a fast lens and is an excellent lens, but there's just something intangeable about pictures with the 77 Limited that makes it really outstanding (just my opinion).
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Old Feb 8, 2008, 2:49 PM   #22
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If you like portraits ( I saw some of your lovely daughter ) I would recommend getting kit lens + FA 50mm, or just getting a fast tele, like Tamron 28-75 or the soon to arrive Tamron 17-50.

And definitely get an external flash with bounce and swivel head, that's essential often.
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Old Feb 9, 2008, 5:00 AM   #23
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Thank you, my friends, for sharing your experience about lenses..

All my experience in photography doesn't help when the matter comes to lenses.. Since I have never had a dSLR.. I have tried Olympus OM10 though with a few nice lenses.. but just tried, because it is too expensive to use it for learning as you cannot get an instant preview of images.

I ll take my final decision after I ll read all the possible info available to me. And your help here is really appreciated. The experience is what really matters.

Have a great weekend! Thanks again!

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