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yeohth

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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...
 

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cleonbus

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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:)
 

jjynwa

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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...
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!
 

yeohth

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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!
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!
 

felixcat8888

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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 . . .
 

yeohth

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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 . . .
Yo Bros, Thanks for your advise... i shall slowly save up for the AF540 flashgun and get a tele lens....
 

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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 :thumbsup:
 

yeohth

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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 . . .
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 :thumbsup:
Yeah that's true, i just hope the AF360 do come with swivel head!!!
 

yeohth

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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.
 

snapnut

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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 :bsmilie:
 

yeohth

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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 :bsmilie:
Haha... That was a good idea..and the price seems good to me ;p... 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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