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K3 book - German - most cost effective set of lenses

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K3 book - German - most cost effective set of lenses
Jul 22, 2014

I bought quite a nice book on the K3, in German, in the book shop on the Marienplatz in Munich last week on vacation.   "Pentax K3, Das Buch Zur Kamera", by Benno Hessler. (I see it is can be found on Amazon if you like)

I noticed how his lens recommendations pretty much mirrored what I have read on this forum for building a quality lens set most cost effectively.  Basic lens set Pentax 18-55 WR, Pentax 17-70 f/4, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8.  If you want Tele, then Pentax 55-300 WR, Tamron 70-200 f/2.8, Pentax 60-250 f/4.    Wide angle zoom, pick from Tamron 10-24, Sigma 10-20, Sigma 8-16.  For travel pick one from Pentax 18-270, Sigma 18-200 or Tamron 18-200 (actually not that good but seriously inexpensive).

Not included in the recommendations, probably more on price than performance, Pentax 12-24, Pentax 18-135 and Pentax 16-50 f/2.8.  (all three which I own  and find quite good for my needs ... now that the 16-50 has been repaired under warranty)  I am not all that worried about being cost effective actually so it does not bother me that my lenses were not on Benno's list.

Benno Hessler has a pretty good section of how to use the AF on the K3 most effectively. I can hardly wait to try his recommended settings out and see how that works for me.

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