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06-28-2008, 07:00 AM   #16
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I love the 16-45. I admit the extra reach and better macro ability of the Sigma would be handy but the Pemtax has such wonderful IQ, at least my copy does, that I can't stand the thought of parting with it.

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Thank you all for your inputs. I placed an order on the Sigma lens and will be getting it next week.
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Why not the Pentax 17-70 instead?
06-29-2008, 10:25 AM   #19
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QuoteOriginally posted by ftpaddict Quote
Why not the Pentax 17-70 instead?
Because so far, it has yet to offer anything that justifies its higher price other than the Pentax name.

It's slower except at the very long end, more expensive, and IQ-wise the Sigma is an excellent lens that is hard to compete with.

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I have a 16-45 Pentax for my far very happy with it. I realize it's an F4, but it is easily compensated for in low light by upping the ISO or just using the shake reduction, which I think is a fabulous tool, for me, as I get older. My 55-300 shots at 300 come out fine, even though I'm a bit shaky (I'm almost 60) when I hold that long lens.
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Sigma 17-70 is also one of my favourites you wont go wrong in that decision

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