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08-29-2012, 01:26 PM   #1
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Which Lens??

I am going to Los Angeles in September and I need help. I want to rent a lens to take with me but I don't know which one I should choose.

I have a K100D super, 50mm1.4 and the 10-17mm 3.5-4.5.


08-29-2012, 01:33 PM   #2

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What will you be taking photos of? For common tourist/family/vacation, I suggest a 16 (or 17 or 18)-50mm F/2.8 zoom lens. The Pentax 16-50mm is responsible for more than 80% of my vacation photos.
08-29-2012, 01:39 PM   #3
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DA 18-250 if you want a single "all-in-one" lens...great range for travel if carrying multiple lenses all the time isn't convenient.

If you don't need the 250mm reach and plan on taking your current lenses, then the DA 18-135 WR would be a great, weather-resistant lens that will cover 90% of what you're likely to need, especially in a city setting. You can use your 10-17 for wide angle/landscape/building shots and your 50/1.4 for low-light/performance/indoor work.

If you're a fan of fast lenses, the Tamron 17-50/2.8 or 25-70/2.8 both cover a nice range.
08-29-2012, 01:46 PM   #4
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I mostly take outdoor landscape type pics. I most likely will take both of my current lenses. I love my 10-17 too much to leave it home.

08-29-2012, 02:33 PM   #5
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A 17-70 would be a good range. A 12-24 would be handy as well, especially downtown.
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Da* 16-50 2.8.

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