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02-15-2010, 08:34 PM   #1
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Lens Suggestions

I would like to replace my 'kit' 18 55 lens. For my k100d. I mainly shoot outdoors sports. 4 wheeling, camping, sailing, etc. A rough enviroment for both my camera and lens. I normal leave a polarizing filter on. For the colors. Lately my 18 55 stock lens, the mount has worn down. It sometimes will not communicate will the body. No focus, and whiteout.

I have been looking around, here is some of the ones leading the pack, but open for ideas.

Pentax SMC DA* Series 16-50mm f/2.8

Tamron A16 - Zoom lens - 17 mm - 50 mm - f/2.8 XR Di II

Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5

Pentax SMC DA* 55mm f/1.4 (i know its fixed, but like the 1.4)

02-15-2010, 08:45 PM   #2
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Do you intend to upgrade to a WR body anytime soon? If not, then the tamron would probably suit your desire nicely (don't know how well it would stand up to a splash of mud on the 4 wheeling track or a good splash of water while sailing though). I suggest the Tamron because the Sigma lenses I've owned, didn't seem that robust to me so I question the ability of them to take the beating you intend to dish out.. Otherwise, the 16-50 though I would not discourage Anyone from the DA*55 f1.4. You might find it a bit limiting though when you want the wide shot.

Yea, I know, right back where you started, Right?


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