Advice needed - k-5 Lenses

Started Jun 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
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victr New Member • Posts: 4
Advice needed - k-5 Lenses

HI there,

This is my first post here at DPR, although I've been reading through the forums since quite some time.

I recently bought a K-5, because it's been getting cheaper lately, and I thought it'd be a good addition to my X100.

However, I would like to have some advice on which lenses to get. For the moment being, my budget is limited to EUR 1000.

Currently, I have the boxed 18-55 WR, an old Soligor 70-210 and an even older Vivitar 50/1.8 which I found in a forgotten drawer...both of which are good, but not great quality.

So I thought I'd get the following two lenses:

DA35/2.4 AL - seems to be a good allrounder, it's not too expensive either
DA70/2.4 Ltd - complements the DA35 nicely

However, there's something missing. No wideangle, no macro.

The DA15 seems to be a very good purchase, as well as the Sigma 70 Macro.
Here's another plan:

DA40 Ltd - it's close to 35 and very portable (too much maybe?)
Sigma 70 Macro - can also be used as a portrait lens

I admit, I'm a bit confused at the moment. One just can't have everything at once.

Maybe you could help me taking the right decision - though I doubt that there's only one right decision...


Fujifilm FinePix X100 Pentax K-5
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