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04-13-2009, 08:48 AM   #1
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Pentax SMC DA 18-250 vs Sigma 18-200 DC - Which One Should I Buy?

I'm looking for a superzoom at present, and have shortlisted two possibles. The first is the Pentax SMC DA 18-250, the alternative is Sigma's 18-200 DC. Has anyone any advice as to which is the best of the two?

04-13-2009, 09:44 AM   #2
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The 18-250 (whether Pentax or Tamron's version - they are optically identical) is pretty much universally acknowledged to be better than any other superzoom (ie, 10X or more). The only reason to even consider any other would be if it's a lot cheaper and you don't mind sacrificing image quality.
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I'll throw in my vote for the 18-250 (I have the Tamron version):

Took this one last week handheld:

04-14-2009, 07:33 AM   #4
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the pentax 18-250 has been discontinued, so any NIB items are left over stock. if you want this lens, you should get it while you can.

how does the 18-250 tammy compare to the 18-270? Do you guys think that pentax will replace their 18-250 with a 18-270?


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