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02-20-2016, 03:41 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
15 ltd and 18-135 sounds amazing even if you cheated a bit to get there. Lightweight and useful, I'd go with that.

16-85 488 grams and 94mm long..
18-135 403 grams and 76mm long

The 16-85 would probably be the only other lens I'd consider. And you could make up for the extra weight and length by leaving the 15 home if you don't think you'll need 135.

If space is a premium squeezing your 15 ltd into the bag, the 18-135 is lighter and more compact, but close enough it's only an issue if things get really tight.
These sound like the serious contenders to me. The 15 and 18-135 OR the 16-85. Norm speaks up for the first contender, while I've found that my 16-85 has come to monopolize my K-3. I really like its IQ, and find that during travel, the range fits *my* shooting perfectly. (On a recent trip to Oz/NZ, I very rarely pulled out a lens beyond 85, while the 16 end was fully adequate.) Your shooting style may be different.


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