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Old Aug 8, 2010, 2:24 PM   #31
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there are really nothing really bad about the kit lenses, the 50-200mm is just not as good as some other lenses. They are very good for someone just starting out. The 50-200mm is useful for regular photography, where you need to zoom in a bit reach. Like taking a photo of a head shot where you can get some working distance.

But the pentax kit is most likely the 3rd best set of kit lenses on the market, oly has the best kit hands down. Follow by the pantax with the 55-300, then the 50-200.
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Actually, a 50-200 lens is kind of in-between. I've used something like it for small equestrian events, but the subject is large and I am close. For sports/action/wildlife, it's too short, unless we're talking about something on the order of T-Ball or skateboarding.
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Old Aug 8, 2010, 3:36 PM   #33
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I am sorry but it does NOT work that way. ... thus its affects can be applied across the board in all situations.
Thanks for catching that. That was a bizzare post and I'd have been disappointed if all that stuff went unchallenged.
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Well it's maybe a good thing then as I'm starting out completely in the world of DSLR.
If down the line I get better at taking photos I can sell that lens and save up for a Sigma one.
Would it be a wise idea to get some filters and sorts?
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now you need to descide what colour you want your k-x =) outside of japan its only availble in 8 colours though =(
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Haha definitely black, I'm very boring in the sense that it will be easier getting black lenses as apposed to white and blue ones haha :P
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the only filters I would get are circular polarizers, ND filters, and a Haze filter. I do not keep my filters on all the time. Just when the situations requires.

The blue is not that bad
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http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/pentax-...58320-pdt.html

Just purchased that with discount code 'SALES5'

427.49 - Not a bad deal I think

Thanks for all your input guys, just need to choose myself some accessories now

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Good luck with it. And post some photos when you get a chance.

As for accessories, an extra battery or two, maybe even an extra charger, and some extra memory cards, are good ideas.
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I know it's a dumb question especially coming from someone of a computer mind.
What would be the difference between using my 4GB SD card that cost maybe 8-10 and one that costs 30odds... Is it all down to write/read speed?
What would you recommend for the Pentax itself?
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