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10-28-2015, 09:27 AM   #1
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HELLO from LILLE ( France )+ another lens for my PENTAX

A few weeks ago it was my birthday..

My daughter bought and offered me a PENTAX K 20 with the 16-50 F 2.8 lens. GREAT !!!

Well I enjoy it simple to use and great shots... but i would like to buy another lens

Maybe a Smc PENTAX FA 28-200mm 1:3,5-5,


or the PENTAX smc DA fish eye10-17 F3.5-4,5 ED IF..

SMC Pentax-DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 Fish-Eye ED [IF] Reviews - DA Zoom Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

or another tele...
I would like to get some advices ..... ANY SUGGESTIONS PLEASE ????


10-28-2015, 09:53 AM   #2
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The match for it is the 50-135 f/2.8 and the 60-250 f/4 is another good WR lens too. If you don't need WR the Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 is great. I wouldn't get the 28-200 lens because after using the 16-50 you're going to be very disappointed. If you're not needing a faster more pro type lens the DA 55-300 would fill in your long end well for now.
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Where can I get a daughter like that?

I have no experience with any of those lenses but the fisheye, and the fisheye is just a hoot.

DA_10-17_fisheye Slideshow by Norm_Head | Photobucket

As a general rule I stay away from the big 28-200 type lenses. We have a Sigma 18-200 and it's by far our least favourite lens. It would seem to impossible to make a lens with a focal radio near 10:1 that has much to say for it optiaclly. If you're looking long zoom, I wouldn't go above the 18-135, with the 16-85 probably being the optimum. The long lens you are looking for would be the 55-300. If you want to match the quality of your 16-50, the DA* 50-135 is the companion lens for it, but it's pricey. You might be happier with something like the 100 macro in the long end, but the fisheye is a pretty good choice in the wide end.

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10-28-2015, 10:13 AM   #4
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Thanks for your answers


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Salut from Poitiers and welcome to PF !!!

The DA 10-17 is on my "short list" as well as the Tamron 70-200/2.8 ... both great lenses.

I could make a ton of suggestions for fixed manual lenses ... PM me if you want my "two cents".

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+1 on tamron 70-200 f2.8 or the 50-135 f2.8, zooms like 28-200 or 18-200 or not very good compare to your 16-50 !


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