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02-27-2013, 10:49 AM   #1
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I just bough the pentax k-5 with 18-55 WR.
I am looking to get rid of my kit lens and get a 18-135mm WR.
Will one lens good enough?

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02-27-2013, 10:55 AM   #2
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First off, welcome to the forum. In answer to your question, one lens is never enough! It's a disease called Lens Buying Addiction or LBA. We all suffer from it.
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Moved to the SLR lens discussion section as this isn't an article.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ihasa Quote
Moved to the SLR lens discussion section as this isn't an article.
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QuoteOriginally posted by chandu612 Quote
I just bough the pentax k-5 with 18-55 WR.
I am looking to get rid of my kit lens and get a 18-135mm WR.
Will one lens good enough?

Thanks
It's a good step up from the 18-55, but if you're after more reach the 55-300 (-L version is inexpensive) might be a better choice, and make do with the kit lens for shorter work.

And no lens does it all, but one step at a time until you figure out what you can't do with your current lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by TER-OR Quote
It's a good step up from the 18-55, but if you're after more reach the 55-300 (-L version is inexpensive) might be a better choice, and make do with the kit lens for shorter work.

And no lens does it all, but one step at a time until you figure out what you can't do with your current lenses.

I'd second the suggestion of the 55-300 (great lens for the money.) Then just go and shoot for a while before considering anything further. Also, start saving. From time to time, think about what kind of photos you're taking, in what kinds of conditions and at what focal lengths. That will help you decide what to get next. Also, practice shooting with manual focus to prepare to take advantage of MF lens bargains .
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I think you might not want to be so quick to dismiss the 18-55. If you read the many reviews, you might conclude that wouldn't necessarily experience any improvement in image quality vs. your 18-55. Certainly 55 vs. 135 is substantially different, but as others have pointed out, there are other lenses you might choose that would give you more versatility for the same or less money.

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