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01-07-2014, 05:53 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by savoche Quote
Sounds to me you should start looking for a good deal on the 17-70 C.

As you say, you've done your homework, you know what you want and need from the lens, and I think no one can doubt that the Sigma is a good lens - and better than the 18-135 in many respects. Of course, getting some more feedback from owners would always be good, but I think you've made your choice - and I think you've made the right one.
I do like the typical Pentax colors and microcontrast--reason why I'm tempted to wait for the DA 16-85mm on the roadmap, but who knows when that lens is going to be released, and, unlike the old Sigmas, the 17-70 C seems to yield colors similar to Pentax's colors. For me, the Sigma 17-70 C seems to offer the best combination in terms of IQ, weight, range, AF. Sometimes I might need to lug the heavy (but exceptional) Rokinon 14mm, but the Sigma (maybe coupled with my light Pentax M 135mm f35) will be enough in the vast majority of situations.

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