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11-05-2012, 06:12 AM   #16
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Neither are your everyday walkaround lens, close to 1kg I recall. Thats why I use the kit (when need for wide) or the F35-70 when need just good pics...

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They are somewhat large physically but the20-40mm weighs 595 g and the 15-30mm weighs 620 g which is not much more than the DA* 16-50mm (565 g). Those 2 Sigma lenses are full frame. The kit lens is a decent lens but it isn't optically with these or even the old F 35-70mm IMHO.

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A fast prime in the 28-50mm range will give you better ability to create blurred backgrounds and shoot in low light.

The 15 or 21 limiteds will both get you some coverage outside of the range already taken care of by your zooms. Sounds like you're leaning this way.

Personally I think the 21 is not quite wide enough to be your only wide-angle lens. The 15 has relatively low distortion so you can always try to move closer, or switch to the 35-70 as needed.
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The 12-24 is one fantastic lens IMO, worth considering. If it was a WR or a *, it would be an absolute "must have".
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wide Zoom

We are getting there. Since I have to share the k-7 with my honey, I need to respect some of her input. She likes zoom over prime. So that means 12-24, 16-50, 16-45, or 3rd market wide zoom to fill my gap up to 50mm. What do you think? That 16-50 really pricey! Maybe should go with 12-24. Probably last zoom I will purchase under 50 mm. That 15 mm is tempting.

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DA*16-50. I don't look at anything else now that I got that lens unless I need a 1.9> aperture. That lens is so sharp, has such awesome contrast that I couldn't live without it.
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Wired, you want me to spend my $$$$$$$$$$. Christmas is coming. I will strongly consider this lens. Others are Tamron 17-50 and Sigma .
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I have the Tamron 17-50. It's a pretty solid lens and you can find used ones for $350 or less. Its sweet spot is right around 24mm where it has pretty much no distortion and really good sharpness. Still good at other FLs too.
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QuoteOriginally posted by msatlas Quote
I have the Tamron 17-50. It's a pretty solid lens and you can find used ones for $350 or less. Its sweet spot is right around 24mm where it has pretty much no distortion and really good sharpness. Still good at other FLs too.
I also have the tamron and think it's a great upgrade from the kit lens.

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Yep. Tamron 17-50 is the value for money choice up to 50mm. The 16-50 is weather sealed though. There is the newer Sigma 17-50 also. But another choice is (if you have the funds) to get both the 12-24 and Tamron 28-75. Very versatile combination, and the Tamron is a winner for speed and IQ.
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I find myself leaning more to the 12-24 Pentax lens. That would give all zooms of 35-70, 70-210, and 12-24.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kiteman Quote
We are getting there. Since I have to share the k-7 with my honey, I need to respect some of her input. She likes zoom over prime. So that means 12-24, 16-50, 16-45, or 3rd market wide zoom to fill my gap up to 50mm. What do you think? That 16-50 really pricey! Maybe should go with 12-24. Probably last zoom I will purchase under 50 mm. That 15 mm is tempting.

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The 12-24, as I mentioned earlier :-) It is wide which is what you are asking for.
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Ok, you and Finn are the guys!!!! I think that the 12-24 is the lens, not lense. These lens are so expensive that you really want to chose wisely.
Thanks for all inputs.
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Last call here. For about same price-------- Sigma 10-20 hsm or Pentax 12-24 to go with K-7?
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kiteman telling you first and last time for zoom Pentax DA 12-24/4 ED + Pentax DA 55-300 ED + prime lenses Pentax DA 35/2,4 AL + DA 50/1,8 as a cheaper combination !!!!!!! " have from 12mm to 200mm f4 maximum aperture" ;-)

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QuoteOriginally posted by kiteman Quote
Last call here. For about same price-------- Sigma 10-20 hsm or Pentax 12-24 to go with K-7?
For a zoom, I would say the DA 12-24.
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