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Old Aug 2, 2006, 11:00 PM   #11
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But, Monx-

The newPentax K100D will give you ISO 3200. That's pretty good for starters.

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Old Aug 3, 2006, 12:05 AM   #12
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Ok, so what about the 18-50mm + 55-200mm kit vs. the single 18-125mm lens. Would there by any advantage to the 2 lens over the one? Are the 2 sep. lens going to have a better F stop range or something? (stabbing blindly in the dark here).
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Old Aug 3, 2006, 5:54 AM   #13
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Why then, aren't you out the door and on your way to the local camera shop to purchase a Sony A-100?

Because I already bought mines last week :-)

I am really impressed by the camera and the detail of the pictures.

I just wish I could post the full size version of this pic so you could see the level of detail in it.


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Ok, so what about the 18-50mm + 55-200mm kit vs. the single 18-125mm lens. Would there by any advantage to the 2 lens over the one? Are the 2 sep. lens going to have a better F stop range or something? (stabbing blindly in the dark here).

I assume you mean the Sigma 18-50mm 3.5-5.6 and not the fixed f2.8 lens. With the standard crop factor being about 1.5X the two lens combo will give you telephoto to 300mm while the 18-125 only to about 188mm. Aperture values (without specs on specific values at specific focal lengths) appear about the same. The 2 lenses simply equal longer zoom.


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Ok, so what about the 18-50mm + 55-200mm kit vs. the single 18-125mm lens. Would there by any advantage to the 2 lens over the one? Are the 2 sep. lens going to have a better F stop range or something? (stabbing blindly in the dark here).

I assume you mean the Sigma 18-50mm 3.5-5.6 and not the fixed f2.8 lens. With the standard crop factor being about 1.5X the two lens combo will give you telephoto to 300mm while the 18-125 only to about 188mm. Aperture values (without specs on specific values at specific focal lengths) appear about the same. The 2 lenses simply equal longer zoom.

So would i want to go for the 18-200mm lens? It's same price as the 2 lens kit, so I'm wondering what if any advantage there is to the 2 separate lens over the one lens that can do the same range of zoom...


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According to your post the single lens is 18-125, not 18-200.
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Old Aug 3, 2006, 12:12 PM   #17
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That is a great photo. Thanks for posting, and I am glad you are enjoying the camera. I got my Pentax K100D at just about the same time and am equally impressed by it.

Good shooting to you.

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Old Aug 3, 2006, 12:19 PM   #18
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Stowaway & Shadowolf-

If you can get the 18-200mm lens, instead of the 18-125mm lenswith the camera, it makes a very nice combination, and saves some lens choices. Here is a sample photo taken in St Petersburg, Russia this sumer with the Tamron 18-200mm len on my Nikon D-50.

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According to your post the single lens is 18-125, not 18-200.
It actually has both options available, there's a 18-125mm kit and a 18-200mm kit. Just trying to figure out what, if any advantages there are to the twin lens kit over the single 18-200mm lens.
After digging around on Sigma's website, I'm guessing the lens are 18-50mm F3.5-5.6 and 55-200mm F4-5.6

The single lens 18-200mm lens is F3.5-6.3, so it would appear that the twin lens kit is slightly brighter lens at the long end of the zoom? Is the extra F-stop setting on the twin lens kit worth more than the convenience ofa single lens?
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The choice whether to use a single lens solution versus a twin lens solution is entirely up to you. Based on the fact that I would end up with a brighter zoom lens, I would go for the twin lens solution. But keep in mind, that is just my choice.

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