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02-05-2009, 01:58 PM   #1
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Help needed to choose a lens


I am living in South Africa and are using a K100D and recently a K20D. I love photography especially wildlife, birds and landscapes. The small things out there also fascinates me.....

I need to replace the kit 18-55mm lens (now have 2!!!!) and are looking at the following options

1. Pentax DA*16-50mm F2.8 ED AL (IF)
2. Pentax DA 16-45mm F4
3. Sigma 17-70mm F2.8 -4.5 DC Macro (AF)

Obviously the first one will stretch my budget but I am concerned about the report of varying quality (good one is good but a bad one is awfull) on this lens. Is it still worth going for the 16-45mm? (It is half the price of the 16-50mm DA*) Is the SIgma a consideration??

Comments will be appreciated



02-05-2009, 02:03 PM   #2
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Hello Tobie, welcome to the forum. All the lenses you mentioned have good reputations from members on the forum. I would suggest you look in the Lens Discussion forum and browse the topics as all of these have been discussed many times. If you still have questions, feel free to ask there as you'll get a better response.
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Hi Tobie, welcome to the PentaxForums family!
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Hi, welcome. I have the DA*16-50 and its good to me. Some of my friend have the 16-45 and according to them its good too.
The best you refer to in lens review forum.

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Welcome to the forum, sell one kit to help fund other lenses, the LBA force is strong with you.

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