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10-02-2008, 01:28 PM   #1
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pentax 50-200mm vs 18-250mm

about you, the 18-250mm can be a good alternative to a pentax 50-200mm (in the same focal distance, obviously)?

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no peolple have info about tamron\pentax 18-250 quality?

in "50-200mm" focal rage can i use a tamron\pentax 18-250mm?
or is better the 50-200mm?
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Seems to me that folks who have compared them found them roughly comparable. Some like the 50-200 better, others the 18-250 better. One thing to note - the 250 is only 250 when focused at infinity - it's actually considerably shorter when focused on closer objects. This is true of most zooms, but the bigger the zoom range, the bigger the discrepancy.
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For the price of the 18-250 you could purchase the new DA 55-300, which is an excellent lens

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QuoteOriginally posted by platinum Quote
no peolple have info about tamron\pentax 18-250 quality?

in "50-200mm" focal rage can i use a tamron\pentax 18-250mm?
or is better the 50-200mm?
I bought the 18-250 to replace the 18-55 and 50-200 pair. I think the IQ is about the same on all three, though I'm sure you can peep pixels and find differences between all three. For my purposes, the 18-250 easily replaced two lenses in my bag. That's a good thing when traveling light or quick.
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I bought the 18-250 to replace the 18-55 and 50-200 pair. I think the IQ is about the same on all three, though I'm sure you can peep pixels and find differences between all three. For my purposes, the 18-250 easily replaced two lenses in my bag. That's a good thing when traveling light or quick.
yes!

this is my idea:

18-250 = 18-55 and 50-200

so, do you like now 18-250? photos are good like 18-55 and 50-200?
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QuoteOriginally posted by platinum Quote
yes!

this is my idea:

18-250 = 18-55 and 50-200

so, do you like now 18-250? photos are good like 18-55 and 50-200?
Well, I like the 18-250, but I don't look at 100% crops to find the differences. I took the lens on my K100D to Peru. You can look at my "Peru" set in my Flickr photostream. All the shots were taken with the 18-250 lens, and you can look at the full sized shots to see if they meet your needs.
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