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04-20-2013, 08:17 PM   #1
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Lens recommendation..

Just got my K-5 and would like to replace the 18-55 kit with something else.. consider between DA 16-45 and Tamron 17-50.. have been reading all kinds of reviews but still cannot decide.. btw are the used lenses in PF marketplace in good quality.. maybe wanna buy a used one first.. Thanks!!

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QuoteOriginally posted by imrenhe Quote
Just got my K-5 and would like to replace the 18-55 kit with something else.. consider between DA 16-45 and Tamron 17-50.. have been reading all kinds of reviews but still cannot decide.. btw are the used lenses in PF marketplace in good quality.. maybe wanna buy a used one first.. Thanks!!
As far as the marketplace goes, it depends on the ad, but for the most part descriptions are accurate.

I'd recommend getting either the Pentax 17-70mm or the Tamron/Sigma 17-50mm if you want the extra stop. As nice as the 16-45mm may be in terms of IQ, the zoom range is a bit short compared to that of the other lenses.

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QuoteOriginally posted by imrenhe Quote
Just got my K-5 and would like to replace the 18-55 kit with something else.. consider between DA 16-45 and Tamron 17-50.. have been reading all kinds of reviews but still cannot decide.. btw are the used lenses in PF marketplace in good quality.. maybe wanna buy a used one first.. Thanks!!
I have the Tamron 17-50 2.8 and I have been very pleased with the results. This lens range has many uses, but I have found it to be just ideal for ambient light inside work--weddings, parties, and the like. Good luck with your decision.
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Welcome to the forum, if you look at the marketplace system, there is already in place a feedback system.

The descriptions also always seem very detailed, often with images, I think you can have a reasonable confidence level should you choose to purchase.

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