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04-07-2007, 07:04 PM   #1
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Going to Greece... lens help?

So I am going to be living in Greece this summer and will have the opportunity to travel across Europe, so naturally I plan on doing some photography. My current lens kit consists of:
K100D
DA 18-55
DA 50-200
FA 50/1.4
old Sigma mini-wide 28/2.8
tripod, case, etc

I'd consider myself an advanced amateur. I like shooting, and do it frequently enough to dislike the quality of my 18-55. I'd like to buy something good for the wide-end (landscape, cityscape). I prefer primes, but will take a zoom that's very nearly as good.

Alas, I am on a student budget and so can only purchase one lens. I am currently looking at the DA 21 (delightful size and sharpness, but bothersome bokeh), the DA 16-45 (more versatile and better bokeh than 21, but huge). I am leaning towards the DA21 but the bokeh is bugging me. Can someone assure me that either the bokeh isn't that harsh on the 21 or the size isn't that bad on the 16-45?

Thanks!

04-08-2007, 04:46 PM   #2
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Nope :-) Those qualities are purely subjective to the owner.
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I've just gone through the agony of choosing a one lens solution to fill the shoes of the 18-55 kit and stretch out a little more. My research (and many suggestions & reviews) led me to the Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4.5 DC Macro. It's supposed to be wonderful glass at a reasonable price. see: Sigma - Lenses
Good Luck in your choice,
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QuoteOriginally posted by calicojack Quote
I've just gone through the agony of choosing a one lens solution to fill the shoes of the 18-55 kit and stretch out a little more. My research (and many suggestions & reviews) led me to the Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4.5 DC Macro. It's supposed to be wonderful glass at a reasonable price. see: Sigma - Lenses
Good Luck in your choice,
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Same agonizing...same decision, the Sigma 17-70.

04-09-2007, 04:08 AM   #5
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Get the DA 16-45

You said you don't like the 18-55 lens so you should replace it. I ust the DA 16-45. If it fit in your case (after removing the 18-55) then it is not too big.

If you don't have a decent neck strap then get one.
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