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01-02-2012, 04:51 AM   #1
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Hello everyone, and a happy new year!
Just joined the Pentax club on December 30th..
After exhaustive research I bought a K5 (great deals on them at the moment), but it seems unfortunate that I also went for the 18-55mm WR kit lens.
The first results are very disappointing (CA), so I am busy looking for alternatives.
There are some really attractively priced SMC DA 16-45mm f/4 zooms on eBay (it appears to be a well reviewed lens), and I think the Sigma 17-70mm looks as if it is interesting (however, very mixed reviews).
Would welcome some comments.

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I'd recommend the Tamron 17-50mm: DA* 16-50mm vs. Sigma and Tamron 17-50mm F2.8 Comparison - Introduction -

And hang on to the kit lens because of its weather sealing, in case it's ever a rainy day

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