Lenses?

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  1. perylousdemon

    perylousdemon TPF owns my soul...

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    I recently received a Pentax K1000 from my boyfriend's father with only a Vivitar 70-210mm macro zoom lens. While it's proved quite useful to me, it's not exactly the most versatile lens in the world. I was thinking that I should probably also pick up a 50mm lens and a regular macro lens (focusing a macro zoom lens is so difficult :|). I was also considering a wide angle lens and a more powerful zoom lens (AKA, 400-600mm; that would be so helpful for photographing wildlife). Opinions would be appreciated. :)
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    keep in mind, that 400-600 can hardly be handled without a tripod... and even a cable release and mirror lockup might be required to get sharp images.

    600mm sounds great, but is not easy to handle :)
     
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    Trust me, it's not easy
     
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    perylousdemon TPF owns my soul...

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    Oh, I know. I've already been looking into tripods and cable releases in order to do long exposure shots. That just gives me another reason. :) Unfortunately, I was looking at prices, and I don't think I'm going to be getting that lens anytime soon. In fact, I doubt I'll be getting much other than the 50mm lens in the near future. *sighs*
     

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