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Old 17 October 2015, 05:40 PM
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Never really fully got into photography, I did buy a Samsung NX3000 and whilst it's nice for me it falls far from the mark.
It feels small, cheap it never focuses like I need or want, it's a bit slow and awkward to use.
At the time I thought it would be 'sufficient' when all it's really good for is taking pot shots and holiday snaps etc.

In steps my Pentax K3, it just fitted what I want from a camera, feels great focus is blisteringly fast, and I don't have to take it from behind to get me a good lens, as everything is in the body.

I know the body is good, but lenses is sigma seen as a good brand?
I went with their 18-250 usm lens, as it to me seems like the best all round lens, I can worry about the primes later.

Any how to's guides or suggestions would be great, now I have a shooter that finally feels like it's meant for me I can get cracking.
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Old 17 October 2015, 07:26 PM
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Sigma are OK, not the top brand for quality (though I do have a sigma lens and its doing quite well tbh), so ok to buy but wont last like 10 years with constant use unlike most other makes of lenses.
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Nowt wrong with Sigma for the hobbyist, the professional would choose a top brand for durability.

I have a Sigma F1.4 35mm lens for low light shooting with my D300, it produces pin-sharp images.
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Old 29 November 2015, 11:41 PM
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Only thing is i've heard sigma has had qc issues, meant to be a lot better nowadays.
Must test my 18-250 at some point just to see if it's centered, can't see much softness so seems fine.
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Just bought their 20-40mm hd da limited, can't wait im besotted with this camera.
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