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11-02-2010, 12:45 PM   #1
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New walk around lens

I own a K20 and have the standard Kit lens 18-55 and the Pentax 50mm 1.4. I'm looking for a good general purpose walk around lens like the Sigma 17-70, the older one without lens stabilization. Does anyone recommend this vs. the new one? What other lens suggestions do you have?

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I would wait for the 18-135 WR if I were you.
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How much for the new 18-135?
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QuoteOriginally posted by ccf60 Quote
How much for the new 18-135?
about $500-$600.

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It would help if you told us what you dislike or find limiting with your current 18-55.

That being said, I can vouch for the Sigma 17-70 being a very good lens. I've used one since 2006, first on my K10D and now on the K-7 (less frequently now, but I'm still very satisfied with the results when I do).

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The two versions of the Sigma are supposed to be quite similar regarding performances. I own the "old" one and love it, it's an excellent package. You couldn't go wrong with it.
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