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06-20-2011, 01:40 PM   #16
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I purchsed my first DSLR with the Tamron 18-250 and used that lens to learn when I didn't know much about photography.

A few from those times...it defintely didn't behave like a superzoom should.





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Ratings for the Pentax 55-300 are very good. Once you get past the "It's not as good as a prime at Xmm" and look at its utility and overall sharpness across its range it has some impressive numbers. Photozone has a nice analysis of it:
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QuoteOriginally posted by pcarfan Quote
I purchsed my first DSLR with the Tamron 18-250 and used that lens to learn when I didn't know much about photography.
My, that first one looks very decent. I'd say that answers the OPs question.
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My, that first one looks very decent. I'd say that answers the OPs question.
The 18-250 is an excellent all-around lens, especially when combined with one of the newer bodies that perform well at high ISO.

Here's one with the 18-250 and the K-5 @ iso6400



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DA18-135 is not as long, but it can 'swim' and is not afraid of dust storms and the cold. So yeah, I think its 'super'
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DA18-135 is not as long, but it can 'swim' and is not afraid of dust storms and the cold. So yeah, I think its 'super'
The 18-135 is what I replaced the above 18-250 with. I can live without the length (I have the 55-300 if I need it) as I much prefer the build and AF (quick and silent focus) of the 18-135 over the 18-250.
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got me the discontinued 18-250mm pentax. agreed, it's a decent superzoom and awesome for travel.
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It all depends upon the definition of "decent" and "superzoom."

Some, including myself, find the kit lens to be "decent." I think we would find that the Tamron 18-250 or the Pentax 18-135 are "decent."

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