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05-06-2016, 07:51 PM   #6511
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QuoteOriginally posted by Driline Quote
Not sure what you mean?
Well, a 16-85 would be a 24-130 equivalent while a 18-250 would be a 28- 375 equivalent. I think he just means the focal lengths covered are less with the 28-105.

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First time shooting in very heavy rain. Was soaked through the bone. But it was really fun and nature seemed more alive and energetic.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Driline Quote
Not sure what you mean?
Compared to the 28~105
1) The Sigma 18~250mm on APS-C goes just as wide, but more than twice as long (equivalent to about 28~375mm on FF);
2) The Pentax 16~85mm on APS-C goes slightly longer and significantly wider (equivalent to about 24~127mm on FF).

For "walk around" where a wide range of focal lengths are advantageous, and much of our travel touring is basically "walk around", either the 16~85 or the 18~250 is a better choice than the 28~105. Some of our long distance travel is different, for example, when going to Florida we might be visiting wildlife spots where a long lens is a must. My old lens for that was a Bigma, now it will be the 150~450 plus the new 1.4X TC, but I would not want to carry either of those lenses while walking around Rome or Athens. For the latter the SIgma 18~250 (plus Sigma 8~16 and a fish-eye) was perfect. On the other hand, sometimes in Florida we go to Disney and no where else, as we did with our kids and their spouses not long ago. That's a trip for a Panasonic shirt-pocket P&S.

Of course, I could get along with less than half the equipment I own, probably less than one-quarter of it in fact. Who can tell the difference between images I post on PF taken with a K20 or even the Panasonic compared to those taken with a K3? But I'm a hopeless,, unrepentant gear head. After retirement, for the first time in my life, I could afford almost any equipment I wanted to try (not the 560mm), and at my age, why not? why wait?

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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
Compared to the 28~105
1) The Sigma 18~250mm on APS-C goes just as wide, but more than twice as long (equivalent to about 28~375mm on FF);
2) The Pentax 16~85mm on APS-C goes slightly longer and significantly wider (equivalent to about 24~127mm on FF).

For "walk around" where a wide range of focal lengths are advantageous, and much of our travel touring is basically "walk around", either the 16~85 or the 18~250 is a better choice than the 28~105. Some of our long distance travel is different, for example, when going to Florida we might be visiting wildlife spots where a long lens is a must. My old lens for that was a Bigma, now it will be the 150~450 plus the new 1.4X TC, but I would not want to carry either of those lenses while walking around Rome or Athens. For the latter the SIgma 18~250 (plus Sigma 8~16 and a fish-eye) was perfect. On the other hand, sometimes in Florida we go to Disney and no where else, as we did with our kids and their spouses not long ago. That's a trip for a Panasonic shirt-pocket P&S.

Of course, I could get along with less than half the equipment I own, probably less than one-quarter of it in fact. Who can tell the difference between images I post on PF taken with a K20 or even the Panasonic compared to those taken with a K3? But I'm a hopeless,, unrepentant gear head. After retirement, for the first time in my life, I could afford almost any equipment I wanted to try (not the 560mm), and at my age, why not? why wait?
Thanks for the info. I just purchased my wife a K-50 and both the kit lenses. I'd like to dump them Both and just get her a nice single all around travel zoom lens. You've convinced me the 16-85 is the way to go. Gracias

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Centre Family Dwelling.

I never knew your last name was Centre. Nice little farm house you got there.

In Iowa we only get to choose between single and double wide. Now those rich folk have all the double wide homes mind you
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Just love this camera still with all this K1 excitement. Would love to have a K1 however.

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Lake Michigan Sunset with the 16-50 on the K3.

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When I took this picture a man was sitting at the bench. When I passed him I saw that it was a paraplegic that enjoyed the calm evening...
I hope that I will see him again as I like to give him this picture printed.



What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

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LOVE That sunset shot Michael! Just epic in so many ways...

Yes I know it's too busy and over processed but I rather like it!
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QuoteOriginally posted by charchri4 Quote
LOVE That sunset shot Michael! Just epic in so many ways...
Thank you, everyone was setting their cameras up by the water. I think I found a better spot.
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