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02-11-2013, 05:48 AM   #1
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K5 II - 18-135 WR or 15-55 & 50-200 WR

So I am debating on which set up to get with my K5 II....

I am getting a couple of primes so need to get my zoom ranges worked out.

As I want WR - my choices (in my budget) are the 18-135 WR or 18-55 and 50-200 WR set up.

Ignoring the total focal length, which set up will produce the better quality images?

Which lenses are better in use - I'm guessing the 18-135 is faster and quicker?

Thank you in advance.

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The 18-135 is very nice, and rugged.

Save your money to buy a version of the 55-300 if you figure out you want more range in a zoom later.
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18-135 better at every length but 125-135, and it's close there.

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Having only used the 18-135 WR of these 3 choices, I can say it focuses very fast, very quietly, and very accurately.
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The added benefit of the 18-135 is that its WR is not compromised at 55mm by swapping out the lens.

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