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Pentax 16-50mm DA* 2488.89%
Pentax 17-70mm DA SDM 311.11%
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10-13-2008, 08:31 AM   #1
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Which SDM lens to choose

I have a few extra dollars to buy a new lens with. I've decided on either a Pentax 16-50mm DA* off of ebay, or the new 17-70mm DA SDM model. The lens will be will be used for mostly indoor portraits as we have a new baby on the way. Thanks, Chris.

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16-50 for the speed... you'll need it once the little one starts running around! Though for kids, I'd rather use the 50-135...
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the DA 17-70 isn't that great, seems to be significant sample variation, and it's pricey
DA17-70 side by side with Sigma 17-70: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

however the DA* 16-50 also suffers from significant sample variation as well and should be tested before usage
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for the price of the 16-50 you can get the da40 and da70. much faster AF

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Neither, IMHO. Get yourself the FA35/2 and/or the FA50/1.4.
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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
seems to be significant sample variation
Seems to apply to many Pentax DA zooms these days. That makes Pentax primes more attractive than ever.
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