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06-09-2018, 05:16 AM - 1 Like   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by MaineNative Quote
If you do landscapes on the crop sensor, I would recommend going shorter/wider than 28 mm. The Pentax 18-50 would be nice to have. Plus the autofocus is an bonus. I shot with the second generation non-WR version. (The very first DA 18-50 kit lens was pretty bad that came on the *ist DL. It was upgraded to the Mark II version, then WR. I had the both the original and Mark II.)
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I don't know about the DA 18-50 but if you can find a good deal on the DA 18-55 WR go for it. I replaced mine with the DA 18-135 WR simply because it is infinitely better from 56-135mm...But the 18-55 really is a good kit lens...

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Correction: It was the DA 18-55 mm that I was talking about... The older 18-55 AL II. I also upgraded to the DA 18-135 WR and then upgraded again to the DA 16-85 WR. Any of those would work as a good wide-angle landscape lens if you can get a good price. The 18-55 is good. The 18-135 is sharper and the 16-85 is even sharper with a little more field of view.
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if there is no immediate need, I would suggest the OP consider the option of saving $ and wait

I think the HD Pentax-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR would fit the OP's needs very well

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the problem is the cost

even an " experienced " one would bust your budget

however, it might be worth the wait

I really like my copy

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I would agree that if you have time, save up for the DA 16-85. It is a great lens and you have your Tamron 60-300 for the longer focal lengths. The 16-85 has better IQ than some of my primes. It lived on my K-5 once I bought it. It also isnít too heavy to use as a walk-around lens or for travel.

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