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06-08-2013, 03:23 AM   #16
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Welcome to the forum. I think you will be happy with your decision. As to lenses, so much depends on what you shoot and if you like primes or zooms. My favorite two primes on my K5s are the DA 15 limited and the DA *55. The DA 15 is not fast though, but has some amazing rendering for landscape type situations. The Tamron 17-50 has good reviews. A lot of folks like the DA *50-135 f2.8 zoom for telephoto situations. I would really recommend it, although it is fairly pricey.

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Thanks for all the great insight and advice in this thread!

Don't know if it is just me, or I missed something, but I find it really odd that Pentax doesn't have their own 17-55 f2.8. Seems like a standard APS lens to have to me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by moresnowdays Quote
Thanks for all the great insight and advice in this thread!

Don't know if it is just me, or I missed something, but I find it really odd that Pentax doesn't have their own 17-55 f2.8. Seems like a standard APS lens to have to me.
They have the DA 16-50/2.8 lens. It was co-developed with Tokina (a number of lenses went this path as in the 10-17, 12-24/4, 15-50/2.8, 50-135/2.8). It was a lens that used the original SMD AF motor, that has failed on a number of folks. Pentax has never said anything, however via the back door, a Pentax engineer has said that it has been fixed as of about a year or so ago.
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