Help With choosing a lens for my pentax

Discussion in 'Pentax' started by - Lunacy -, Sep 8, 2008.

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    - Lunacy - Guest

    Been Looking at the following

    Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Lens

    Pentax Lens 18-250mm DA f/3.5-6.3 ED AL [IF]

    Sigma Lens 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Macro

    and maybe this one

    Tamron AF 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II Lens

    basically i need to cover the 18-200+ range as A General Purpose lens
    I was wondering what someone else might choose amongst the for lenses .
    regardless of price .

    - Lunacy -, Sep 8, 2008
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    Pete D Guest


    How are you mate?

    Best advice I can give you is just don't get any of those lenses, Get
    yourself a 16-45mm F4 and deal with the fact that you will not be able to
    zoom out to ridiculous lengths sometimes. Get something like the Sigma
    70-300mm DG APO for when you want medium to long.

    Quite seriously the times that you need really long as well as really wide
    at the same time will not be as often as you might think.


    Pete D, Sep 8, 2008
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    Doug Jewell Guest

    I'll second that. And you'll find that even a cheap zoom
    with approx 4x range will outperform the fairly expensive
    10+X zoom range lenses. Changing the lens can be a bit of an
    inconvenience, but it is rare that you'll be jumping between
    18mm and 200+mm. More likely you'll be working within the
    18-50ish range, or the 50'ish-200ish range. If you're really
    concerned get something like a 17-70 and 50-200, so you have
    some overlap between their ranges.
    Doug Jewell, Sep 8, 2008
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    PeteD Guest

    I cannot sing the praises of my 16-45mm highly enough, truly outstanding
    PeteD, Sep 8, 2008
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    -Lunacy- Guest

    I'm been busy very busy for a while
    just invested in a Film scanner and liking it better than my new hp
    scanner - its quicker .

    Now that's a pity cause I just ordered the 18-250 tamron
    I have a 18-50mm f3.5-5.6 DC that came with the original ISTd body and am
    finding that a bit limiting .

    and i hardly call 250 Extreme zoom compared to my 170-500 apo telephoto
    17-70 might have been a better option but i'm finding i need to go from 18
    or less distorts to 150 ish
    -Lunacy-, Sep 8, 2008
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