Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
06-25-2012, 09:48 AM   #16
Veteran Member
Anvh's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 4,616
QuoteOriginally posted by SpecialK Quote
I second this. The Tamron 70-200 has excellent IQ and I would not be quick to use something lesser (though lighter :-)

I have the older Sigma 17-70 and though not quite the top IQ, it is pretty good, and a definite step up from the kit. It also is slightly wider which is important to me.
Depends on your use, for family snapshots you don't need a f/2.8 tele zoom.

I've the DA*16-50 & 50-135 but i, thinking of the 18-135 just for family outing where i just want to capture the moment rather then be busy with composition and such.

06-25-2012, 11:10 AM   #17
Senior Member
rwfarnell's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Clearwater, Florida
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 131
Original Poster
Thanks everyone again.
The main reason I was thinking of the 18-250 is that I always seem to have the wrong lens on when Iím just out walking around. I pretty much use the 70-200 for the most part and I really love that lens and get very good results with it. But my thinking was (or is) if I wanted to leave my backpack in the jeep and just go out with one lens what would it be?

Money is an issue and I am thinking $500 tops.

Or, I just get a better backpack that holds everything more securely than the one I have now and deal with dust spots from changing my lens in the field when I get them.

Thanks again ,
Rob
06-25-2012, 07:16 PM   #18
Veteran Member
paperbag846's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2010
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,396
QuoteOriginally posted by lytrytyr Quote
Since you're still undecided, let me pose you a question:

A single zoom covering a wide range
is likely to give you lower IQ than your current setup
of DA 18-55 and Tamron 70-200/2.8 or DA 55-300.

Do you want to trade quality for convenience?

Put more sharply:
Do you want to waste the potential that sits in your K5?

If the answer is "No," you may do better selecting one of the following lenses for your next purchase:
DA* 16-50mm vs. Sigma and Tamron 17-50mm F2.8 Comparison - Introduction - PentaxForums.com

I agree with this. If you don't want a wide angle, I would suggest you look at the Tamron 17-50 to replace your kit lens. You could do a lot with just the Tamron and your 55-300.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
k-mount, lens, pentax, pentax lens, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Buying new "everyday" lens Christian. Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 22 03-14-2012 04:48 PM
Lens Suggestions for Everyday, Indoors, Low Light? geekkt Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 36 10-30-2011 09:02 PM
Everyday lens - Portrait, Vacation and some Landscape LSUDAN Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 9 08-19-2011 07:33 AM
Newbie looking to buy used pentax dslr + everyday use lens for under $500 US demondias Welcomes and Introductions 7 08-09-2010 12:29 PM
1 everyday fixed lens: advice requested arthur pappas Pentax DSLR Discussion 23 01-24-2008 05:12 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:28 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top