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    To add more perspective to the table, can i share my thoughts?

    I got my k-x last week from OP, and i too at first wanted the dual lens kit.. thought it will save me some cash to get it as a set.

    But in the end, no news (as of last week) that emjay will bring in the dual lens kit, so i went with fellow brothers' recommendation to get the single len kit first den buy separately if needed.

    Boy, 1 week later, i am quite glad i didn't get the dual lens kit, cos i realised that i am a all-in-one zoom user after all... I borrowed my cousin's Nikon D90 to try for a few days (she used a 18-200mm zoom), and once i got the k-x kit lens, i realised that i liked the all in one option, better than to use 2 lenses of 18-55 and 50-200. Cos i carry my k-x with me all the time, i dun want to bother much with changing lens all the time.

    I got a 28-200 off 2nd hand here in the end =) very happy with it so far.

    Just want to share with other newbies that if you're like me, you might prefer to save on the dual kit lens and buy a all-in-1 instead. =) Better yet, some brothers here are eyeing the extra lens haha...

    Cheers!

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    is the 55-300mm kit lens the same as the one priced at $499 in the pextax price list?
    is there any better alternative at a much cheaper price?

    planning to buy the red KX but it is only available as a single kit.

    btw, does shop accept 0% installment plan?

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    You're not much of a wideangle shooter i guess?

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    Quote Originally Posted by woefulwabbit View Post
    You're not much of a wideangle shooter i guess?
    dunno leh.. newbie here, so probably more attracted to the zoom side more.. haha...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronald09 View Post
    is the 55-300mm kit lens the same as the one priced at $499 in the pextax price list?
    is there any better alternative at a much cheaper price?

    planning to buy the red KX but it is only available as a single kit.

    btw, does shop accept 0% installment plan?
    Nope, they are not the same. Kit lens for k-x are DA "L" and the one priced at $499 is DA without the L. It takes a while to figure out the naming convention of lens but it's worth to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sebianos View Post
    Nope, they are not the same. Kit lens for k-x are DA "L" and the one priced at $499 is DA without the L. It takes a while to figure out the naming convention of lens but it's worth to know.
    Yeah, our L lens is cheaper, not like Canon

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    Quote Originally Posted by woefulwabbit View Post
    Feeling tempted myself.... if there's a body-only I'd probably have sucumbed to temptation... now no space in dry cab
    I think you can buy the body alone. Just ask around, some shop might sell the body and keep the kit lens

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    Yeah, our L lens is cheaper, not like Canon
    I agree. With Pentax cameras, i can start interchanging lens very quickly. Borrow, buy, but won't steal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverspear View Post
    dunno leh.. newbie here, so probably more attracted to the zoom side more.. haha...
    Technically it's called the telephoto side rather than zoom side. Zoom simply means the focal length is variable, as opposed to fix-focal lengths (also called primes). A wide angle lens can also be a zoom lens, e.g. the 12-24mm f4 zoom and a supertelephoto, e.g. 600mm f4 need not be a zoom. Somehow a lot of people have this misinterpretation of the meaning of zoom in photography. Yeah, intuitive, it feels like zoom-far-far and that's where proabbly the misconception arises.

    Sorry but I really itch to make this point clear.
    I say the lens is the soul of a camera. What about the body? Well, it's just the body...

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverspear View Post

    I got a 28-200 off 2nd hand here in the end =) very happy with it so far.

    Just want to share with other newbies that if you're like me, you might prefer to save on the dual kit lens and buy a all-in-1 instead. =) Better yet, some brothers here are eyeing the extra lens haha...

    Cheers!
    That's good to know. The most important is to have fun

    But if you try a cheapy 50/2 manual lens, you'd see how much better you can get from your Kx

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    Saw some pple asking abt dual lens. By a strange concidence, I got a verbal quote from SLR-Revolution. The dual lens kit (with 50-200mm) is about $1156...while the (55-300mm) is abt $1370. I badly scribbled the pricing down in the afternoon as I was in a rush. So it might be better to double check the pricing, the kits are in already from what I understand.

    Happy shopping...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahren View Post
    Saw some pple asking abt dual lens. By a strange concidence, I got a verbal quote from SLR-Revolution. The dual lens kit (with 50-200mm) is about $1156...while the (55-300mm) is abt $1370. I badly scribbled the pricing down in the afternoon as I was in a rush. So it might be better to double check the pricing, the kits are in already from what I understand.

    Happy shopping...
    55-300 is too expensive
    1260 is reasonable

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawk987 View Post
    55-300 is too expensive
    1260 is reasonable
    Then tell them 1260 is the max you wanna pay and see how. If no deal, just walk away and try another shop.

    I also think it's reasonable to sell for somewhere around $1250 for the 55-300 kit (950 for the body w/ kit lens, plus 300 for the 55300 as a bundled deal).

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    Hi Ronald,

    I think, since you are interested in the Red, then you shd get the Red with the matching Kit lens(which is also red). Sooner or later someone will want to offload the 55-300mm in the classifieds.

    Quote Originally Posted by ronald09 View Post
    is the 55-300mm kit lens the same as the one priced at $499 in the pextax price list?
    is there any better alternative at a much cheaper price?

    planning to buy the red KX but it is only available as a single kit.

    btw, does shop accept 0% installment plan?

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    walking around funan just now....and wack a single lens Kx.....

    At Alan photo funan, dual lens w 50-200 is 1150.
    single is 950

    SLR Revol dual 1156
    single 940

    price include GST..so guess which shop i buy in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by poseur View Post
    walking around funan just now....and wack a single lens Kx.....

    At Alan photo funan, dual lens w 50-200 is 1150.
    single is 950

    SLR Revol dual 1156
    single 940

    price include GST..so guess which shop i buy in?
    John 3:16?

    *duck*

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    Quote Originally Posted by woefulwabbit View Post
    John 3:16?

    *duck*
    That's very funny !

    To TS, get from SLR revolution for better service and tips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    That's good to know. The most important is to have fun

    But if you try a cheapy 50/2 manual lens, you'd see how much better you can get from your Kx
    yes sir!! my super tak 50/1.4 and pentax A50/2 on the way soon =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverspear View Post
    yes sir!! my super tak 50/1.4 and pentax A50/2 on the way soon =)
    waah! So fast! It took me 3 weeks just to get my kit lens before. At that time I was only using my FAJ.
    I dunno!!!
    It's banana-zero-neh. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by banana0ne View Post
    waah! So fast! It took me 3 weeks just to get my kit lens before. At that time I was only using my FAJ.
    hahaha... yah, i'm also amazed at his speed and high leveled LBA. Given time, he will have an extensive manual lens collection. Maybe we can poison him a little with the 3 little gems - FA31 limited, FA43 limited, and some say the best autofocus prime lens ever made FA77 limited.

    Wish I have S$3000 to get all of them
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