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10-31-2008, 09:09 AM   #1
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Pentax 28-105mm Vs Tamron 24-305

I have a 28mm, 50mm, and 70-300mm zoom. They're fine. I want a small/midrange zoom as the standard lens for my picture taking. I'll be inside, but also outside. So, faster would be nice, but I don't have the $$ to pay for professional speed.

So, of these three, which do you think has the best image quality and which would you get (based upon image quality, price, speed, and what you like)

Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 SP DI
Pentax 28-105 f3.2-4.5
Tamron 24-135 f/3.5

price is like 375, 210, and 300... for the lenses... which has the best image quality?

am i missing a lens i should be condsidering? I want image quality... but also want faster than f/4...

10-31-2008, 02:34 PM   #2
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All three are nice lenses. It comes down to what you want to achieve/shoot with it. I will probably skip Pentax 28-105 because it is not as fast as the Tamron 28-75 and it has less range than the 24-135.

If you want a general walk-around lens, I would pick 24-135 and if you want a fast, good portrait lens, I would get the 28-75.

Other lenses to considers are Pentax 17-70/4 or Sigma 17-70/2.8-4.5.


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