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07-04-2012, 04:46 AM   #1
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The next step for a useful Lense collection

Hey guys,
I already got myself some lenses I am really happy with:
Sigma 50mm 1.4f
Sigma 10-20mm 3.5f
Pentax 18-55mm 3.5-5.6f WR (Bundle)
Sigma 18-200mm

The thing is: Actually I'm sharing these lenses with my girlfriend. That's ok with most of the lenses, but especially for traveling I'm searching for a good addition, so that the both of us will have a "travel zoomer" without having to change lenses every now and then. As my girlfriend is especially fond of the 18-200 and using pretty much nothing else on trips, my situation is having a focal length of 10 - 55mm (summed) at hand, but no tele zoom. So I was thinking about how to extend my range, go with the 50-200mm WR by Pentax, get myself another Sigma 18-200 and sell the 18-55 or even wait and invest into e.g. the 50-125mm / 18 - 125mm.
What are you're thoughts?

07-04-2012, 05:27 AM   #2
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I would personally go the 55-300mm by pentax, or the Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II LD. Both give you that little bit of extra reach and are popular with most of their owners. The tamron might fall victim to your girlfriend though as do-it-all travel zoom.
The advantage of the pentax is WR and a bit extra reach, although I don't think that focal length is all that important when traveling. The tammy provides coverage of the 18-55 + the 55-250 meaning you could make do with just the 10-20 and the 18-250 which is handy when traveling light.
07-04-2012, 05:27 AM   #3
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I'd suggest the DA 18-135mm WR. It's pricey, but you wouldn't need the 18-55mm WR any more.
07-05-2012, 12:57 AM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by Chaos_Realm Quote
I would personally go the 55-300mm by pentax,
The advantage of the pentax is WR ...
The 55-300 isn't WR. The 50-200 WR lens is WR

07-05-2012, 01:05 AM   #5
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Whoops I stand corrected. Not quite sure why I said that. :s
07-05-2012, 01:28 AM   #6
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Well, I am especially fond of the idea to have a wr lense. Which would then limit my choice to the 50 200 or the 18 125. The plus of the 200 (focal length) isn't really that much (tested on 18 200) and having a setup of 2 wr lenses that have to be used on a rainy day "simultaneously" doesn't seem too useful. That would mean selling the 18 55 and getting the 18 125 would be the best decision. And from the reviews I understand that it is an incredible lense. What might result in me buying two, because my girl is gonna occupy the new one =)

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