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  1. #1
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    K100D - Which Wide Angle Lens to Buy?

    Hi Folks!

    I have owned my K100D for going on two years now and LOVE it but only now am I venturing into the thought of purchasing a wide angle lens.

    Right now I have the PENTAX DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED on my Wish List but was wondering if it's best suited for what I would use it for.

    Primarily, I take photos (of myself with that HANDY remote) indoors--very confined setting! At some point I'd like to go back to taking landscape shots, too.

    So, what do you think, should I get that lens or is there one that is more appropriate?

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by _Amber_; 12-20-2009 at 09:44 AM. Reason: dislexia

  2. #2
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    The 50-200 is a bit long and slow for indoor use.

    Sigma makes a 18-50 f2.8 that would give some wide-angle flexibility, yet be (just) long enough for portraits.

    Hard to say without more information about what and how you shoot.
    Pentax K20D/K5/15/21/40/70/10-17/12-24, Sigma 17-70 2.8-4.5/150-500, Tamron 90 Macro/70-200 2.8, Canon SX20 IS/Elph 500HS
    (formerly Pentax 50 1.4/50-200/55-300/K100D, Sigma 18-50 2.8/70-300 APO, Tamron 28-75, Viv 800, Tele-Tokina 800, Canon S3 IS, Samsung L210)
    http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q78/KylePix/

  3. #3
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    What lenses do you currently own?
    Lukas

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  4. #4
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    Thanks for replying so quickly!

    I mainly take photographs of myself in intimate apparel. I would provide examples and/or a link to my site but they/it may be deemed "adult".


    I have the kit DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens that came with the body.


    What I am trying to accomplish is to be able to get more of an area in the photo than the lens I have allows, given the relatively confined spaces that I work in.


  5. #5
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    If you want to go wider than 18mm, the Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 is a good performer. The perspective at the wide end can give you some unusual looking shots.

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