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02-29-2008, 05:30 PM   #16
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I am also thinking about replacing the Kit zoom... and are looking at the 16-45, 17-70 and 18-50, one dissadvantage for the 16-45 that I am concerned about is that it is fully extended at 16, which limit the use of the internal flash... what I have heard is that the flash will be shadowed by the lens.... any one who can confirm this?

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Yes, but a quality flash shot at 16mm, shadow or not, with on-board flash is low probability anyway as the edges will be darker due to the relatively large difference in camera-subject distance. Get an external flash perhaps, which will improve all your flash photography.

02-29-2008, 05:45 PM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by SpecialK Quote
Get an external flash perhaps, which will improve all your flash photography.
+1 to this ^ statement.

Nice shots, Palmor and Calicojack.

Good luck with whichever lens you choose, Stacy.

03-02-2008, 07:59 PM   #18

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'm very pleased with my Pentax 16-45. I got it for an Xmas present from my wife. I love the wide skies, landscapes, wide angle aspect. I'm happy with it. I had it out today, attached to my K10D in -25 windchill. Functioned perfectly.

In case you were wondering with those cold winter temps....yes, I'm in Canada.
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I just orderd the Tamron 17-50/2.8, can't wait to get it in the mail.... I got it from a Swedish Internet company I think they only had one.....

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03-07-2008, 10:19 AM   #20
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I ended up getting the sigma 17-35 f2.8-4 and went shooting last night. It's quite a bit heavier and larger than the kit lens, but I'm liking the results a lot. I think it's on Amazon for around 170 plus shipping.

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I just love the speed of the Af in the Tamron.... and the sharpness, JPG straight from the camera...

No pp....


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