View Full Version : Recommended lenses for Pentax ist D
07-18-2006, 06:20 PM
I should be getting my first DSLR tomorrow. And I am wondering what lenses do you all recommend? I believe it comes with the 18-55 mm. Anything else I should get for the camera? Also on the leses please let me know on your recommendations if you know what that particular lense is good for.
08-17-2006, 09:01 AM
I also have a Pentax and am hoping you will get some answers. I have the kit lens and would like a lens with more zoom.
08-17-2006, 09:48 AM
I will say that I don't have a Pentax, but I do know that the third party companies (Sigma, Tamron, Tokina) all make at least some of their lenses with a Pentax mount. For more zoom, I bought the Sigma 70-300 APO zoom for my XT to take on holiday back home (Australia) and it was a pretty decent lens - did very well when I took it to the beach and also to the zoo. I've used quite a few of the photos on some of my layouts if you'd like to have a look at the quality of the glass. The results may differ due to the different sensor on the Pentax, but it is some nice glass for the price...
Tiger (http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=882005) - Giraffe (http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=884393) - Dog 1 (http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=882188) - Dog 2 (http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=946154) - Surfer Man (http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=884453)
Hope that helps :)
08-17-2006, 11:32 AM
I found a Quantaray 70mm-300mm from Ritz . . . does anyone know anything about this lens?
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