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06-01-2013, 04:16 PM   #1
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Hello Pentxians!

Back to photography after 15 years (Olympus) Bought a K30 and love it, though I have a great deal to learn. Thinking about purchasing the 18-135 lens. I live in the city and spend time at the beach, mountains, golf courses, and concerts. I snagged a 170mm - 500mm Sigma APO lens for 200 bucks for long distance ... looking for a good all around lens. Any thoughts? Thanks people.

06-01-2013, 04:48 PM   #2
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Welcome back to photography Gilligan, as to the 18-135 lens, it is my walk-around lens and it is WR to match your K30
There are several threads addressing the 18-135 and its usabilty. Do an advanced search on DA 18-135 lens to see what the DA 18-135 can do. Hope this helps..Cliff

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06-01-2013, 04:53 PM   #3
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Hello and welcome to the Forums.

You did well with the Sigma – they have a good reputation for distance work, and the price seems good. I also have the 18-135, and found it produced very good results on my K-5 on a recent trip to Europe and Turkey, as well as being a good all-round lightweight zoom for more prosaic work. A friend has the K30 and loves it. I'm sure all will give you great service and pleasure for years to come.
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Can't add more to the walk around lens advice. The 18-135mm WR is a great lens.
I will just say welcome to the forum and enjoy your K-30. It's a great camera

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Welcome to the forum, enjoy both it and that new K-30 of yours.
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Bonjour from France and welcome to PF ... enjoy the new gear and post us an image or two ... J

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