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01-02-2013, 09:37 PM   #1
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another lens question

Hi guys i posted before and have one more question.

what is a good zoom lens to get for my q that isn't a giant , for like sightseeing with a good zoom but not heavy. I don't want to be weighed down while travelling, i still intend to get the other but need something lightweight with good zoom as well.

Cheaper the better lol.

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QuoteOriginally posted by backdrop001 Quote
Hi guys i posted before and have one more question.

what is a good zoom lens to get for my q that isn't a giant , for like sightseeing with a good zoom but not heavy. I don't want to be weighed down while travelling, i still intend to get the other but need something lightweight with good zoom as well.

Cheaper the better lol.
The new 15-45mm, assuming you want it for telephoto shots and you already have the 5-15mm!

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ok thanks yeah the 5-15 is what came with it, will that be enough zoom you think the 06?
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i just checked amazon and its out of stock guess i'll have to shop around.

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Depends on what sights you'll be seeing! The 02 is a good general-purpose lens, going from reasonably wide to the "normal" range. Good for group shots, landscapes and cityscapes. The 06, zooming from "long normal" to reasonably long telephoto, would be good for portraits, sports, wildlife, among other things. It's a constant f/2.8 lens, so better for low light.
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QuoteOriginally posted by backdrop001 Quote
i just checked amazon and its out of stock guess i'll have to shop around.
Discounted price from one of our best vendors:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-price-watch/210141-pentax-q-15-45m...oom-269-a.html

Actualy down to $252.68 now.
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i just checked amazon and its out of stock guess i'll have to shop around.
Pentax 06 Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm f/2.8 Lens 22157 B&H Photo

It has dropped in price, again, to $252.
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