Entering the big bad world of DSLR


bwlchmawr

Link Posted 18/01/2013 - 20:12
UV Filters (at least the ones I use) are very cheap. I'd not buy a lens to fit a filter but rather the other way round.

But to be honest, I'd not get too obsessed with weather proofing. I've used a series of conventional lenses for years with no problems. WR lenses are not guaranteed to be totally waterproof as such, just dust and shower-proof. Unless you are very careless or reguarly take pictures in extreme conditions, a quick wipe over (such as I had to administer today in a snow shower) will suffice.
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AuraTodd

Link Posted 19/01/2013 - 10:43
The lens I have is a DA, but I will look for a WR lens. Is Wex photography very good please?
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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 19/01/2013 - 11:48
Why not wait until a used one comes up on the classifieds? You shouldn't be any hurry - really I doubt you truly need a WR lens right now unless you are planning going out in truly extreme dusty or wet conditions (from the nature of your posts, I strongly doubt this!)
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 19/01/2013 - 17:54
Pentaxophile wrote:
Why not wait until a used one comes up on the classifieds? You shouldn't be any hurry - really I doubt you truly need a WR lens right now unless you are planning going out in truly extreme dusty or wet conditions (from the nature of your posts, I strongly doubt this!)

I quite agree. They do come up for sale on this Forum from time to time as people "upgrade" or buy a kit with one surplus to requirements. Buying one separate from a camera body can be quite expensive...

You might even start a thread asking if anyone has a suitable lens they'd like to sell. You never know.
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Andrew

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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 19/01/2013 - 21:10
I managed with a non-sealed DSLR and lens for years, taken it down caves, up snow capped mountains, onto beaches, and subjected it to (light) rain, with no problems at all. That's not to say I didn't appreciate the extra peace of mind offered by WR kit when I upgraded (even then I tended to use a non WR lens that was much better optically than the kit lens). But unless you're Bear Grylls you can easily get by so long as you use common sense.
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AuraTodd

Link Posted 20/01/2013 - 18:46
Thanks, I was a bit worried about taking outside in the snow. I think the next lens I might get is a wide angle since I do landscapes.


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