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Old Apr 24, 2010, 4:53 PM   #21
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yes that is a big gap, my brother is just getting into dslr shooting and did not want to pay to much for the camera. After some investigating, I recommended the k-x with the 18-55 and 55-300mm kit for 685 dollars vs the canon at 900. Big difference in price.

And shooting the 2 camera back to back. They are pretty evenly match. If you shoot sports, the canon would be a better choice. But it low light, where the camera will see allot of action. They are very equal.
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 4:08 PM   #22
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is a 50-300 really more usefull then a 50-200? do you really use the extra 100mm zoom?
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 5:08 PM   #23
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It all depends on the kind of photos that you normally shoot. If you are used to shooting long zoom shots, then yes, the Pentax 55-300mm lens with its slightly better image quality than the Pentax 50-200mm, would be useful to you.

If instead, you are more frequently shooting wide angles shots, then the Pentax 55-300mm lens would not be that useful to you.

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Old Apr 25, 2010, 9:27 PM   #24
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the 300 is pretty sharp at 300, and for him, the 300 was more useful then 200mm for him when he use the telephoto. The DA 55-300 is slightly better then the kit lens dal 55-300.

But as Sarah said, if you are not a long telephoto shooter, you will not miss the extra 100mm. But if you shoot said wildlife the extra 100mm comes in handy.
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