decided on a K-IIs but not sure of the lenses...

Started Jun 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
cgarrard
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The 50mm f/1.8 for $160.00 is definitely
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13thBagel wrote:

boomermet wrote:

I have decided on a K-IIs but read all the negatives about kit lenses here, 18-55 particularly. What would be a good alternative?

...the best glass available. Anything less is a waste. As such, I suggest you consider the FA 31/1.8. The pairing presents a learning curve that can be over-come, if you have some talent and are determined.

...my 2 cent$... M

a great buy for the K5IIs. It's ridiculously sharp at f/8, and extremely sharp from f/2.8-f/7.1

If the focal length is worthwhile to the photographer, that lens may be the best bargain.

The 31mm LTD is extremely good of course, but the price is above most heads.

Carl

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