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02-25-2015, 05:49 PM   #16
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Adam, why are you usually recommending the 17-70 over the 17-50? Just curious.
It's more of an everyday, multi-purpose lens. I think it's perfect as an all-in-one lens, whereas the 17-50's are a little bit shorter and don't have the same close-up capabilities. Both are great optically, though, no question about that.

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It would be the 17-70mm F2.8-4 "C" for me if I wanted a zoom, the FA 31mm if I wanted a prime, or the Sigma 35mm F1.4 if size is not issue.
Plus one, or trade it for a GR.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
It would be the 17-70mm F2.8-4 "C" for me if I wanted a zoom, the FA 31mm if I wanted a prime, or the Sigma 35mm F1.4 if size is not issue.
Out of interest, why the 17-70 and not a 17-50?

Edit: Sorry, I didn't see the reply above, only after I refreshed.
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Is there a decent 18-200 ?

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Is there a decent 18-200 ?

TBH, it would be hard for lens designers to cope much beyond a 3x zoom without lotsa compromises, Old4570!

Tamron seem to keep trying.
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Heh, the sigma 18-300.
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FA*24. Better focal length most of the time - particularly outdoors. Sold my FA31; kept it.

Save yourself some money - 23-24mm (on APS-C) or 35mm (on FF - same angle of view) is what most premium fixed focal length cameras have today (e.g. Fuji X100 series; Sony RX1).

Most of the time, however, when I need low light indoors it's the FA*85/1.4 - because I'm shooting my daughter or niece in a play. Both the focal length and aperture are nearly ideal. It's not a traditional "landscape" focal length, but it still works well for that too. Possibly my most used lens. The FA77/1.8 did the job almost as well when I had it. Both are very good wide open, though often I still want to stop them down by 1/3 stop or so.

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DA35 2,4....plastic fantastic...and it is cheap too.

It is so light, you feel like all you have is your body on it.

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Is there a decent 18-200 ?
No. Unfortunately
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Is there a decent 18-200 ?
I would say Yes for my definition of decent, Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM Lens Reviews - Sigma Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database

Is it a prime/limited of course not is it decent yes

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