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Old Apr 25, 2009, 1:19 PM   #21
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I think they're pretty good with the right sweet spot in terms of aperture, especially the DA 50-200 - quite versatile...
The Pentax kit lenses are no doubt very good, but I still do think the photographer has something to do with it...

Marc, I'm not sure wether you have been properly welcomed in this forum, so to be on the safe side:

Welcome in our little but veeerrrry cosy community, Marc! We don't all operate at professional level, but the love for photography is there all right. Any help to improve is most welcome.

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Old Apr 25, 2009, 1:33 PM   #22
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We (my husband and I) are BRAND NEW to dslr's. We took some photos this weekend with our 18-55mm lens at a polo match. We used the green mode with the program mode set to "normal" for a portion and "high-speed priority" for a portion. All of our photos turned out dull in color (the greens should be greener, the blues should be bluer). I took photos with my Canon point and shoot to compare and the colors on the point and shoot turned out better. We would appreciate any suggestions as to how to improve..........???
Most welcome to the friendliest Pentax forum on the net! You've come to the right place to ask questions, there are a lot of experts on various sides of the hobby willing to help. Personally I owe this forum a lot.

Yoursis a common problem when people upgrade from P&S to DSLR. The DSLR can no doubt deliver better photos, but it's also designed to give the photographer more control over the process. Depending on camera model, you can set your camera to do different parts of the post processing in camera. But most photographers who use a DSLR want to do that themselves after downloading the pictures to the computer. A fairly cheap post processing program like Adobe Photoshop Elements give you a multitude of opportunities. But there is a learning curve.

Take a look at this thread: http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...mp;forum_id=80

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Old Apr 29, 2009, 5:35 PM   #23
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Marc these are amazing shots today i ordered the 55-300 pentax lens
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Old Apr 29, 2009, 6:31 PM   #24
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Some time ago when I was new on the forum I posted a couple of close-up shots with the 18-55 kit lens that came with my K100D, showing a capability of that lens not often enough taken advantage of.

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...91&forum_id=80

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Old Jun 11, 2009, 9:41 PM   #25
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I find that the 50-200 is so much sharper than my 18-55 that I keep that on the camera. Maybe there is something wrong with it, but is just does not have any where near the sharpness that the bigger lens has. I've been considering an after market lens because i am so disappointed in it.
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Old Jun 15, 2009, 6:48 PM   #26
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Marc Langille wrote:

The Pentax kit lenses are no doubt very good, but I still do think the photographer has something to do with it...

Marc, I'm not sure wether you have been properly welcomed in this forum, so to be on the safe side:

Welcome in our little but veeerrrry cosy community, Marc! We don't all operate at professional level, but the love for photography is there all right. Any help to improve is most welcome.

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Kjell, sorry for the delay in my response - very busy several weeks! I just wanted to say a big thank you for the welcome!!!

My work is not about having professional results - it's about sharing the beauty of the world around us with others. I am just fortunate to have a better than average skill set so I try to take advantage of it as best I can, so folks can enjoy those images...

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Marc these are amazing shots today i ordered the 55-300 pentax lens
Hercules, thank you! So what's been the verdict on that 55-300 lens?

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Some time ago when I was new on the forum I posted a couple of close-up shots with the 18-55 kit lens that came with my K100D, showing a capability of that lens not often enough taken advantage of.

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...91&forum_id=80

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Hi Penolta, do you still use the kit lens? I still have mine, but as I wanted wider for landscape work and heavy industrial images, the 12-24 was the right choice for me, albeit expensive.

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I find that the 50-200 is so much sharper than my 18-55 that I keep that on the camera. Maybe there is something wrong with it, but is just does not have any where near the sharpness that the bigger lens has. I've been considering an after market lens because i am so disappointed in it.
IIRC, I think the 18-55 is best at 22/23mm --> 40-50mm. I bought the 12-24 and have never looked back.
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I like my kit lens as well...
That is a great head shot!!!
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Old Jun 15, 2009, 6:58 PM   #28
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Hi Penolta, do you still use the kit lens? I still have mine, but as I wanted wider for landscape work and heavy industrial images, the 12-24 was the right choice for me, albeit expensive.
Not much, but only because I have other lenses with broader range or faster apertures, not for any shortcomings it has. I still like it for its compact size and light weight.

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So many good shots, the lens helps no doubt, even kit lens, but they all need a Photographer to make them look this good.

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Hercules, thank you! So what's been the verdict on that 55-300 lens?
Mark i find the 55-300 to be a great lens for the price and from what i see it matched my EF-70-300 IS NEW that i had and to boot is smaller as well, here are samples of the 55-300
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