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11-17-2009, 05:12 AM   #16
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Audiobomber,
Those are really nice. I now know what I want Santa to put in my stocking.

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QuoteOriginally posted by aerodave Quote
Thanks again for the input, everyone. I've decided to go ahead and make the change to a DA 55-300. I suspected that I'd go that direction all along, but I wanted some input from people familiar with both lenses. That way I could be more confident that I was gaining somethng in the swap. Even though the 18-250 is a great lens, I think I'd always spend too much time fretting over what it wouldn't do for me rather than what it would. That's why I've put it up for sale in the Marketplace. I'm sure someone else will find that it suits their needs perfectly, and will get even more good service out of it than I have.
I'm about to do the same thing. Since I have DA21/40/70, my DA 18-250 is on the shelf. I find myself needing telephoto from time to time, but I really don't like DA 18-250 telephoto performance (> 130mm).
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It's a shame you have to choose between them. An 18-250mm, a handful of fast primes and a long telephoto is an awesome kit. I'll always have a superzoom, no matter how many more specialized lenses I own.
I was thinking of doing the same thing
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I happen to have both. The 55-300 for about a year and the Pentax superzoom for just a couple of months. Even with the redundant focal length coverage, I never thought of the superzoom or the 55-300 as a replacement for the other. For me the 18-250 is just a convenience package, nothing more. It delivers awesome quality photos considering the range it offers, but when I am specifically looking for long range reach, I always go to my 55-300.

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Same here. As much as I dig the 55-300, the convenience of the 18-250 is unbeatable for what it is. Sure, there are those who say the 55-300 is much sharper, etc, but I have never had any problems with my 18-250. Example, today I was shooting at a rally/demonstration where the people were moving and things were happening all over...I took my 18-250 and I had everything covered without the risk of changing lenses and missing a shot. Being in a somewhat dusty environment, I find not having to change lenses unless I really want to or indoors, a BIG plus as well.

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