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02-20-2013, 09:54 AM   #16
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True.

I have a Sig 10-20mm and a DA55-300mm... hmmm, what else could I buy??

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Tamron 17-50 2.8. Counseling we aren't so good at. How to spend money... we're really good at that.
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Let's see if this works... normal Jpegs with no fiddling...













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Tamron 17-50 2.8. Counseling we aren't so good at. How to spend money... we're really good at that.
Why a Tamron 17-50 2.8 compared to 18-135mmWR that tempts me?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Damian.T Quote
Why a Tamron 17-50 2.8 compared to 18-135mmWR that tempts me?
Faster and constant aperture?
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I have both the 18-135wr and the Tamron 17-50 2.8. Trust me, you will use both of them for different things. I wouldn't get rid of either.
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Why a Tamron 17-50 2.8 compared to 18-135mmWR that tempts me?

For a walk around lens the 18-135 WR is an excellent lens, and since I have both, if one has to stay home it's the Tamron. The 18-135 is just an great lens that hits over it's weight in many circumstances. But for landscape the 17-50 is sharper edge to edge at every focal length. You can never underestimate the advantage of having your walk around lens cover both wide angle and 50-135, even if it's only centre sharp. A lot of the time, centre sharp is all that matters.

The thing that the 17-50 has going for it is you already have 55-300 covered, so now you can start looking for excellence in lenses. But the 18-135 is good enough @ 24mm to beat almost any other Pentax lens. So it's worth buying just for it's performance at 24mm. The lens that beats it is the Tamron 17-50 which will outperform it at it's best. (and everywhere in it's range.)

WIth the 18-135 you don't have to change lenses as often, and that can be very convenient.

I would have liked a longer lens for this shot.... but 135 did just fine, time wasted changing lenses would have certainly meant I didn't get this shot. There might be something wrong with the edge sharpness of this lens @ 135 but the middle is excellent.


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Do they make the K-5 in electric blue? Well, there you go, case closed!

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Looks like somebody has been banding Gray Jays in your neck of the woods, Norm. Likely banded when still in the nest.

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you could probably get a lens with the money saved from getting a k30 instead of a k5iis.
And...if you buy a used lens, you could get a really good lens.

*just trying to cultivate another potential LBA victim *
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Get the K30 and invest the money saved in a quality lens that you will use on future bodies. Then purchase the K3 (if need be) or whatever it will be called when its released. Win win!
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I have both the 18-135wr and the Tamron 17-50 2.8. Trust me, you will use both of them for different things. I wouldn't get rid of either.
But considering his needs, the 18-135WR might be a better FIRST purchase, right?
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