Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
02-17-2013, 08:12 PM   #1
New Member




Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 4
18-50 2.8

I am new to the forum, and relatively new to the world of dslr photograpy. I have a Pentax K20d with the kit 18-55mm lens, and a Sigma 28-200. I would like to begin upgrading to better lenses, and am considering where to start.

Two questions:

First, would an 18-50mm 2.8 be a good place to start? and,
Second, Would the Tamron or Sigma version of that lens be better?

Thanks for your input.

02-17-2013, 08:15 PM   #2
Emperor and Senpai
VoiceOfReason's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Nashville, IN
Posts: 5,418
I would get a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, and yes, it would be quite a good place to start.
02-17-2013, 08:16 PM   #3
Veteran Member
NitroDC's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 342
You might want to consider a manual prime. They're cheap and are quite a different shooting experience from zoom lenses.
02-17-2013, 08:26 PM   #4
New Member




Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 4
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by VoiceOfReason Quote
I would get a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, and yes, it would be quite a good place to start.
Thanks. I was leaning toward the Tamron because it seems to be quite a bit cheaper than the Sigma. Good to know that it also comes highly recommended.

02-17-2013, 08:28 PM   #5
New Member




Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 4
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by NitroDC Quote
You might want to consider a manual prime. They're cheap and are quite a different shooting experience from zoom lenses.
Thank you.
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 lens, sigma, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sigma 17-50 2.8 vs..... Sigma 18-50 2.8??? AiyaPK Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 4 10-19-2011 08:48 PM
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA16-45/DA21/DA35/DA40, Sigma 10-20/18-50 f2.8/18-50 HSM/70-300 APO/28- mackloon Sold Items 25 07-18-2011 06:37 AM
For Sale - Sold: DA* 16-50mm/2.8, 50-135/2.8, 200/2.8, 300/4, DA 12-24/4, 18-50, 50-200, K10D Albert Siegel Sold Items 15 08-14-2010 08:51 AM
DA*16-50, Tamron 17-50 2.8, or Sigma 18-50 2.8 for Weddings efkelly Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 15 01-25-2010 05:42 AM
Tamron 17-50 f 2.8 vs Sigma 18-50 F2.8 macro bsimon Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 13 01-18-2009 10:42 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:41 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.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