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01-14-2009, 03:02 AM   #1
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SMC Pentax-DA 17-70mm F4 AL [IF] SDM ???

I have a K10D with the kit lens & I have a SMC Pentax-DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 Fish-Eye ED [IF]. So I'm in the market for some more lenses. I'm thinking about the Pentax-DA 17-70mm to replace my kit lens. Or maybe the Pentax-DA 18-250mm for all kinds of coverage.

Now I've heard the 17-70mm is a bit soft focus at 50-70mm, has anyone had any problems with this? Some people even say just keep the kit 18-55 lens & save the money. Any thoughts?

And on the 18-250mm I've heard you need to lock the zoom b/c there is lens creep because of the weight. Is this a big deal, are there any other things about that lens I should be aware of?

If I had the cash I'd get both, but I don't so it's gonna be 1 or the other.

HELP! lol
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Hi Chris! I'm not a real fan of multiple threads on the same subject, there's another recent thread somewhere here on the 17-70 It's got a good number of replies already so it should prove to be useful for you: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/45917-da-17-70-f4-sdm.html

A few tries with the search function usually gets something. Hope this helps!
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Oh sorry about that, thanks.
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QuoteOriginally posted by crispy0009 Quote
Oh sorry about that, thanks.
Oh it's okay, I'm not a mod or anything anyway and you didn't really do anything wrong

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