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04-19-2011, 08:51 AM   #1
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best x10+ zoom available 4 Pentax in 2011 is..

I'm looking for universal zoom.

universal for me means, that zoom factor equals x10 or more.

it could be 18-200, 18-250, 18-300.

I know, that universal means poor IQ, but which one gives best pic quality anyway??

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04-19-2011, 09:03 AM   #2
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Pentax does not have any 10x zooms in their current line-up. The closest they come is the DA 18-135. If you want something in the 18-200+ range you'll need to look for a used DA 18-250, or find a Sigma, Tamron, or other 3rd party lens in Pentax mount.
04-19-2011, 10:08 AM   #3
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my own view is you are giving up too much on speed and resolution with any 10x plus zoom.

I know this does not help much but something in the 18-70 or 18-135 range is much more practical.

then take a higher quality long lens when you need it.
04-19-2011, 02:31 PM   #4
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You might want to check for reviews on the various options (various Sigma and Tamron 18-200 and 18-250's). Also see the superzoom shootout just posted here recently. And search for previous threads - this isn't an uncommon topic. but the answer generally out about the same: there isn't enough difference in quality between any of these to really matter. If you can find it and are OK with the price, it will take pictures.


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