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06-17-2010, 10:59 AM   #16
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The 16-50 really is a wonderful lens. You wouldn't go wrong buying it. The 16 on the wide end seems to be just wide enough to give you a really dramatic wide angle effect - 17 and 18 just aren't quite there in the same way. 50/2.8 also works for portraits. If you want a do-it-all lens, you won't find anything better.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
I would go with the 16-50. Quiet is awfully nice for wedding ceremonies and with the 50-135 and 16-50 you have it covered. You will need a flash or two as well. Primes are a beautiful thing, but it is awfully nice to have the flexibility of a zoom at your finger tips. I think that once you get accustomed to shooting weddings and know what you will need and when, it would be easier to use primes, but for me, the 16-50 and 50-135 cover 95 percent of what I use.

Fun "other" lenses that I also use are the 10-17 fish eye and DA 70...

Agree with this

06-17-2010, 01:31 PM   #18
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Thanks for all the help so far everyone. Right now I'm leaning towards the DA* 16-50, just looking for the best price.
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Don't forget to check

They don't sell it in the stores, but they have the Pentax cameras and some lenses online, including 3rd party lenses for Pentax like Sigma.


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