Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums >

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jun 11, 2007, 8:49 AM   #1
rcfuzz's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 45

I'm planning on getting a K100d (my first DSLR) this week. Should I get the body with the kit lens or can you suggest another combination. I'd also like to own a longer zoom lens. Is there one that can serve as a general purpose lens that I can keep on the camera most of the time?
rcfuzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jun 11, 2007, 11:53 AM   #2
Fl_Gulfer's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 57

Everyone suggests the Pentax 50-200 but it was a little too much money for me. I went with the Tamron 70-300 Di. I'm happy with it.
Fl_Gulfer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 11, 2007, 11:58 AM   #3
Senior Member
EddyinGA's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 515

I'd suggest getting the K100D with the 18-55 kit lens along with the DA 50-200. There's a combination rebate available that makes all of this a very attractive purchase.

EddyinGA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 11, 2007, 12:14 PM   #4
Senior Member
TDN's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,288

I would not pass up on the kit lens, it's very decent, and I use it a lot when I need the wide-angle.

The DA 50-200 was too expensive for me too.

I've seen very nice results from both the Sigma (APO) and tamron (LD Di) 70-300mm lenses, and they're pretty affordable, if you want an autofocus lens.

If you want to go even cheaper and don't mind the lens to be manual, I just got a Tamron SP 60-300 and I'm loving it.

If you want it all in one lens, you could get a super zoom, like the Tamron 18-200mm DiII, but don't expect the same quality as with different lenses with a smaller range. The quality will be acceptable, but there will always be compromises with a lens like that.

I have the older 28-200 XR from Tamron, and I use it when I travel. For that purpose I'm happy with it, but for other things I use better lenses.

TDN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 12, 2007, 12:01 AM   #5
Senior Member
Hayward's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,318

Haven't had one but people seem quite happy with the DA 50-200.....

You want to go 3rd party for a bit less the SIGMA 70-300mm APO is well liked.... and actually the much cheape ($130 vs $210) non APO Sigma 70-300mm is not all bad either, in non light critical situations. (Flare, etc)
Hayward 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 On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 1:00 PM.