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06-05-2009, 12:14 PM   #16
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I like the DA 16-45 I picked up, it's pretty wide for indoor and handles AF well. It's a definite improvement on the kit 18-55 kit lens.
I have the Tamron 70-300, which is pretty good up to 200 but beyond that if outdoors in high contrast you will get the purple fringing. Indoors I haven't tried it yet, though it may demand a fair amount of light. Its focusing is pretty reliable, I use it on center-focus pretty much all the time.

06-05-2009, 12:47 PM   #17
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Personally I would initially just go for one lens, and that is the DA*50-135mm

The reason is that the "kit" 18-55mm is still a great lens (possibly the best kit out there), where as the 50-135mm is a dramatic improvement over the 50-200mm. It is one superb portrait zoom, and is the eqv to the 70-200mm (on APS-C) that CaNikon users so rave about.
Then, I would save up and in time get the DA*16-50mm F2.8 or 16-45mm F4 to eventually replace the 18-55. After that, save up again and get an ultra-wide (or even get the ultra-wide first, I did) I have the Sigma 10-20 and it is great fun.
I know it seems a loot to invest, but once you have the lenses bit by bit, you will not look back.

Hope this helps
06-05-2009, 04:44 PM   #18
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Only issue with the 50-135 is that the OP specifically said he was dissatisifed with the "reach" of the 50-200, not its IQ, The 50-135 is a step backwards in that respect, although obviosuly it is a great lens and better in most other respects.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dales Quote
I am sure this has been asked many times over but I cannot find an answer in the 'Search' of the forum. I want to replace the 2 lenses that came w/my K10D. I think the Sigma 10-20mm will be my 1st choice but I would also like a zoom that would be in the range of 18-250mm. I have read many reviews and comments on the lenses in this range but it seems none have been 100% positive.

Being retired, I have to consider cost also when making the selections.

If this has been covered before, please direct me to the forum location. Otherwise, I would really appreciate your input on the choice to make.

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