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    Hi Guys,

    i have just brought a Pentax DA 16-45mm lens for my K-x... wish to check with you guys, is this wide angle + standard zoom lens sufficient and good enough to be my walkabout lens during my CHINA trip??

    Majority of the trip i will taking more on landscape/scenic pics + some portraits pics as well... Please kindly recommend a few good lens to me if you guys knew of as i am quite new to DSLR.. just started about 3 months back..

    Thanks a lot!!... Hope to learn more from u guys during this coming sat outing...
    Last edited by yeohth; 22nd June 2010 at 02:23 PM. Reason: sorry the thread title should be DA 16-45... typo error

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    Default Re: Da 16-15

    I'm using that lens too.Normal walk-about should be good but if you want a all-in-one you should get the 18-250

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeohth View Post
    Hi Guys,

    i have just brought a Pentax DA 16-45mm lens for my K-x... wish to check with you guys, is this wide angle + standard zoom lens sufficient and good enough to be my walkabout lens during my CHINA trip??

    Majority of the trip i will taking more on landscape/scenic pics + some portraits pics as well... Please kindly recommend a few good lens to me if you guys knew of as i am quite new to DSLR.. just started about 3 months back..

    Thanks a lot!!... Hope to learn more from u guys during this coming sat outing...
    Yes, its good enough. Or even better, pair it up with the DA 55-300 or 50-200 and you're good to go! I used that lens for about 6 months. Brought it to Australia last year.

    Most of the shots in this set were by the DA 16-45, feel free to take a look: Australia Set

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjynwa View Post
    Yes, its good enough. Or even better, pair it up with the DA 55-300 or 50-200 and you're good to go! I used that lens for about 6 months. Brought it to Australia last year.

    Most of the shots in this set were by the DA 16-45, feel free to take a look: Australia Set

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    Hi Seniors!,

    Thanks for the advise, i shall stick to my current lens then at the moment, hope can seek more advise on how to maximize the potential of the lens during our sat outing (if u guys happen to be there) before going for the trip..

    Other than that, currently i also looking for a good external flash too.. in my wishlist, i am looking at the Pentax AF360GFZ, AF540FGZ and Metz 48 AF.. Can you guys further advise which one is the best to chose??

    Thanks!

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    Af540...
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    The reason for the recommendation of a tele lens is for you to take pics further than what the 16-45 can take.

    Slowly save up for either and you are good to go . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by felixcat8888 View Post
    The reason for the recommendation of a tele lens is for you to take pics further than what the 16-45 can take.

    Slowly save up for either and you are good to go . . .
    Yo Bros, Thanks for your advise... i shall slowly save up for the AF540 flashgun and get a tele lens....

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeohth View Post
    Yo Bros, Thanks for your advise... i shall slowly save up for the AF540 flashgun and get a tele lens....
    Or the Metz 48AF-1P or the Metz 58AF-1P
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeohth View Post
    Yo Bros, Thanks for your advise... i shall slowly save up for the AF540 flashgun and get a tele lens....
    If you price is a concern then the af360 would also be a good choice , [only if it had a swivel head ! damm!]

    Other than that the swivel head allows you to bounce flash on the ceiling when taking portrait mode which the af360 dosen't have.

    Or you could just go here http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=692045 where you can find alot of infomation abt the flash
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    Quote Originally Posted by felixcat8888 View Post
    The reason for the recommendation of a tele lens is for you to take pics further than what the 16-45 can take.

    Slowly save up for either and you are good to go . . .
    Quote Originally Posted by Recoil3d View Post
    If you price is a concern then the af360 would also be a good choice , [only if it had a swivel head ! damm!]

    Other than that the swivel head allows you to bounce flash on the ceiling when taking portrait mode which the af360 dosen't have.

    Or you could just go here http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=692045 where you can find alot of infomation abt the flash
    Yeah that's true, i just hope the AF360 do come with swivel head!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeohth View Post
    Yeah that's true, i just hope the AF360 do come with swivel head!!!
    The Pentax AF360 cannot swivel, the rest we recommended can.

    You can also consider the Sigma EF530SG Super for about $460 thereabouts or the non Super version for about $250 thereabouts . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by felixcat8888 View Post
    The Pentax AF360 cannot swivel, the rest we recommended can.

    You can also consider the Sigma EF530SG Super for about $460 thereabouts or the non Super version for about $250 thereabouts . . .
    yeah, other than the AF360 others are able to do swivel... i had not research anything bout the Sigma flash yet... Thanks for recommending.

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    A used 50-200mm in B&S <$200.
    I always bring it along on a trip... it is light and compact... for the ocassional street and animal shots.

    Another lens is the 50mm. Pentax-A 50mm f2 is a nice small manual lens.
    For the low light, bokeh and potrait shots. ~$60 ?

    However, I must say I took most shots with my 17-50mm tamron during my trips.

    The best thing is, after the trip... you can sell them back in B&S... maybe at the same price

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    Quote Originally Posted by snapnut View Post
    A used 50-200mm in B&S <$200.
    I always bring it along on a trip... it is light and compact... for the ocassional street and animal shots.

    Another lens is the 50mm. Pentax-A 50mm f2 is a nice small manual lens.
    For the low light, bokeh and potrait shots. ~$60 ?

    However, I must say I took most shots with my 17-50mm tamron during my trips.

    The best thing is, after the trip... you can sell them back in B&S... maybe at the same price
    Haha... That was a good idea..and the price seems good to me ... as i am having a tight budget atm... I am still saving for my flashgun keke.. i shall check it out at B&S... Thanks for the info...

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