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View Poll Results: Best Kit Lens Replacement
Pentax SMCPDA 16-45mm Zoom f/4.0 ED/AL $339.95 2551.02%
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC IF Macro $369.00 1530.61%
Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC SLD ELD Aspherical Macro 918.37%
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05-20-2008, 02:50 AM   #16
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I voted for the sigma 18-50mm F2.8

The main reason is you will appreciate the constant wide apature and what it allows you to do.

It is a really difficult choice, because you are essentually upgrading your kit lens, but not expanding your range.

If it were me, I might have opted for either something wider, or longer as a next move, but that is me, everyone is different.

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I have the DA 16-45mm. Got it as a kit lens replacement. The 1mm difference with the Sigma is quite significant but I find that I sometimes feel it doesn't go long enough. I'd suggest you wait until the DA 17-70mm f/4 comes out. If anything the price for the DA 16-45mm might go down even lower. Anyway I've always preferred the colour rendition of the Pentax.
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QuoteOriginally posted by creampuff Quote
I'd suggest you wait until the DA 17-70mm f/4 comes out. If anything the price for the DA 16-45mm might go down even lower.

Two reasons to wait! It'd offer the range I wanted, it is Pentax and at worse case, it'd drop the price for the 16-45.


PentaxSLR.com doesnt even list it as an option thou...
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I didn't vote.
I have the same dilemma and no answer
Nor I like one of the proposed solutions. But in my -personal- agenda weather sealing is good for walking around ...

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i find it odd that the best lens has the least votes.
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