Please advise a SLR BEGINNER

Started Mar 22, 2014 | Discussions thread
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albus dumbledore
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Please advise a SLR BEGINNER
Mar 22, 2014

Hello all,

I have never owned a SLR (including DSLR) before.  I have narrowed my search down to 3 choices: K-50, K-5iis, and K-3.

My goal is to take action shots of indoor and outdoor sports.  From what I have gathered so far from reading forums and reviews is that i need a fast lens for the indoor (low light) sports...gymnastics, field hockey, and soccer.  My kids do a lot of indoor during the winter.

I am not sure which body I will get, but it may depend on which lenses I decide on and how much they end up costing.  The Tamron 70-200 was recommended by a few people, it is an f2.8.  I recently "discovered" the Pentax 60-250 which is WR and offers greater range.  However, it is a f4.

Please tell me your thoughts on the DA* 60-250 for indoor sports.  If you are able, please compare it to the Tamron 70-200.



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