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Old Dec 20, 2009, 4:35 PM   #41
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Pentax won't get here until tomorrow. I was too much of a cheapskate to spend the extra to get it here overnight. Not to mention, I am terrified of overnight delivery for delicate items. I'm quite certain that in their rush to get overnight packages unloaded/reloaded and maintain their strict time schedule the packages get less than careful handling. I ordered Thursday, so it would have had to be an overnight delivery to get here Friday for Sunday's play.
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Old Dec 20, 2009, 4:41 PM   #42
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http://www.amazon.com/Tamron-70-200m...cmu_pg__header

This one?
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Old Dec 20, 2009, 4:41 PM   #43
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RTM!

(Good Grief! You Can't Enter Unaccompanied Acronyms Here!)

Read The Manual!

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That's a good one. The Sigma is supposed to focus faster, and that might be an issue for the Karate but not the plays. But for the Karate, you might want something shorter. It depends on the venue.
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Kids aren't in karate yet. I figured I would need the longer one first for the plays, etc. Then add the shorter one later for karate. For karate, sometimes, you'd be able to be really close, but for larger tournaments held in a civic center arena, I think I'll need something even longer than the 200mm.

RTM? Oh, you mean that thing I always suggest to my husband that he should do, so that he doesn't end up with "extra" parts while assembling things? I'm usually pretty good about reading manuals. Sometimes up front, sometimes not until I am in the middle of trying to do something and get mad because I don't know how. Reading them up front is usually better.

TCav, you've been very helpful and patient. Thank you so much.

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My personal preference is the downloadable PDF version of the manual. In addition to containing everything that the printed manual as, you can also use Adobe Reader to find stuff.

See http://www.pentaximaging.com/support...nd-literature/
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My personal preference is the downloadable PDF version of the manual. In addition to containing everything that the printed manual as, you can also use Adobe Reader to find stuff.

See http://www.pentaximaging.com/support...nd-literature/

Ooooh! I think I love you! Off to DL it now!!
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Amazon has dropped the price on the K-x through a Gold Box deal. The two lens kit (55-300mm) is $612 with a Gold Box deal. I am thinking of returning the white one and getting the black one with both lenses. Is the second kit lens worth $102?
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The Pentax SMC-DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED isn't a bad lens, and for $102, it's a bargain.

But it won't do your plays or your Karate either.
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... and the black one isn't as cool as the white one.
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