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02-28-2009, 02:42 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
It's a fine lens, however I'd go with the DA 12-24 f/4 - about the same size,
more versatile, and I really don't think you're giving up any IQ vs. the prime.
(prodigital200 has them fairly cheap.)

My main walkabout zooms are the 12-24 & 50-135, with the FA 35 f/2 thrown into
that kit because it's so small, FL fits in between, and is fast.


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Thanks for the links to the 12-24mm pics, your making it a even tougher decision


QuoteOriginally posted by Bramela Quote
Personally, I think the DA*50-135 would be a great starting point for your considerations. This would be one of the best lenses Pentax has released of late, and is a great walkabout lens. A wider lens to compliment that (16-45) at a later time would make a very versatile and quality combo for you.

Just my 2 cents worth
I am really leaning towards this choice and I might be able to buy both the DA 50-135mm and the Tamron 17-50mm (Depending on how cheap I can pick up the DA for)

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QuoteOriginally posted by vdubbin099 Quote
I am really leaning towards this choice and I might be able to buy both the DA 50-135mm and the Tamron 17-50mm (Depending on how cheap I can pick up the DA for)
That would be an excellent combo.


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I got a crazy tax return of $31! wohoo!

Then again, I only worked a bit over the summer. All that money is gone on camera gear too :ugh:
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I think the most important thing to me is IQ out of the lens I end up buying. I was kind of pushed away from the 16-50mm because of the problems people were having and how it wasn't really up to the standards of how well it should perform.
I personally think the IQ of the 16-50 is amazing. It seems like most people with the lens seem to think similarly of it.

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Well I was offered a really good deal on a Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 HSM Macro II that I couldn't pass up so I bought it!!....Now I just need to find the lens to cover the lower focal length...Tamron 17-50mm, Sigma 18-5mm macro or the Da 16-45mm???
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