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08-22-2009, 11:06 AM   #1
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Going to William S. Hart Ranch tomorrow to take a few shots ..... packing light.

At 18-25mm which is the sharper lens, the 18-55mm AL II or the 18-250mm Pentax. If the 18-55mm is better I'll pack the 55-300mm as my alternative long lens. If the 18-250mm is sharper, I'll pack a 15mm Limited.

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QuoteOriginally posted by wll Quote
Going to William S. Hart Ranch tomorrow to take a few shots ..... packing light.

At 18-25mm which is the sharper lens, the 18-55mm AL II or the 18-250mm Pentax. If the 18-55mm is better I'll pack the 55-300mm as my alternative long lens. If the 18-250mm is sharper, I'll pack a 15mm Limited.
I have never used the newer kit (18-55) lens. It's supposed to be pretty good but I can't compare it's image quality within its limited range with that of the Pentax 18-250 (which I do own).

I will say that I think the 18-250 is quite good, especially in good light. If I were you, I'd pack the 18-250 and the 15, no question about it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by wll Quote
Going to William S. Hart Ranch tomorrow to take a few shots ..... packing light.

At 18-25mm which is the sharper lens, the 18-55mm AL II or the 18-250mm Pentax. If the 18-55mm is better I'll pack the 55-300mm as my alternative long lens. If the 18-250mm is sharper, I'll pack a 15mm Limited.

Thank you in advance.


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Don't have the kit lens but have spent a lot of time with the 18-250. The latter zoom has barrel distortion at 18mm end but seems quite sharp there. Don't think you'll see the barrel distortion outdoors except for architectural features. Then from 18 to 135mm, mine is quite sharp. I'd definitely take the 18-250 because for ranch work, i just wouldn't cut off my photos at the 25mm lens, perhaps thats just me :-)
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Don't have the kit lens but have spent a lot of time with the 18-250. The latter zoom has barrel distortion at 18mm end but seems quite sharp there. Don't think you'll see the barrel distortion outdoors except for architectural features. Then from 18 to 135mm, mine is quite sharp. I'd definitely take the 18-250 because for ranch work, i just wouldn't cut off my photos at the 25mm lens, perhaps thats just me :-)
Phil,

Would not cut photos off there, just using that as a reference point as I like wide stuff. Being that this a ranch setting and they have Buffalo there, I'll be using the 135-250mm end quite a bit.

I may just take me Tamron 1.4 extender for giggles.

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