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Old Oct 10, 2010, 9:28 PM   #41
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Thanks Sarah and shoturtle! I think maybe I need to give the DSLR more though and perhaps stop being afraid of how complicated it is to use. LOL I'm not so concerned about the bulky size, but mostly intimidated that I won't be able to figure out how to use it.

I hadn't really been thinking about action shots at all because right now my baby isn't mobile. I'm a first-time mom and everyone tells me that soon she will be jetting all around the house and then maybe I'll wish I had the DSLR since she probably won't sit still to be photographed like she does now.

So, if I were to buy the Pentax KX what would I have to buy with it at bare minimum to start out with? It's already at the top of my price range so I'd like to be able to use it straight out of the box to get good images and then maybe down the road add accessories.
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well for you right now you most likely get away with just the k-x with the kit lens of 18-55mm. As it will give you a 3.5x zoom. You can add a flash, and a longer lens, or a big aperture lens down the line.
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For example... I think this picture from Amazon (taken by Canon XS) is beautiful but the person says "Canon Rebel XS, w/ Tamron 28-75/F2.8. Av mode along with using a speedlight 430 EX and a Gary Fong lightsphere." That sounds awfully complicated. ;-)

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That is a really good lens the tamron 28-75 f2.8. Decent for indoor low light shooting at F2.8. And a good flash make it for more creative shooting. The lightsphere is one defuser option. There are others.
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well for you right now you most likely get away with just the k-x with the kit lens of 18-55mm. As it will give you a 3.5x zoom. You can add a flash, and a longer lens, or a big aperture lens down the line.
That is good to know! So, why the k-x over the Canon XS?
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The k-x has a better AF system the the XS, it also shoots better in low light then the XS. It can shoot well upto 3200iso decent at 6400iso, and if you need 12800iso. The XS can only go to 1600iso. Also the K-x had HD video.
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I guess it all depends on what you want to pay.Is there a budget Kim??

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I guess it all depends on what you want to pay.Is there a budget Kim??

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Well, I was hoping not to spend over $500... obviously, less is better. ;-)
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It is not impossible, but it is more difficult to get that kind of results. But remember there is a skill hand in editing in those shots.
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