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06-03-2012, 02:51 PM   #16
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I would say the difference between 18mm and 16mm at the wide end is noticeable but not earth-shattering, the difference in IQ probably less noticeable unless you pixel peep rather than actually look at your pictures as pictures. But the *real* advantage of the 16-50 is the f/2.8 aperture, which allows much faster shutter speeds.

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QuoteOriginally posted by misbehave Quote
does Tamron or Sigma make WR lens too? I am only going to buy WR lens cause I live in Seattle
AFAIK, no. I live on Mt. Hood and it rains here occasionally too so WR is important to me as well. As noted above both of these lenses will work well, you need to decide if you want the longer range of the 18-135 or the wider 16mm and bigger f/2.8 aperture of the 16-50. If it were me, for the first lens, no question I would go with the 18-135 it is more general purpose. That will get you going until you know more about what you want to do.

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I'm also in the Seattle area. What store in Bellevue sells Pentax?
I tried to find that store once and must have had bad directions because I never did locate it.
I have also heard that Robi's in Lakewood carries Pentax. I have tried to stop in there twice but my travel plans went wrong both times and I was after closing before I went past Tacoma.
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Omega Photo in Bellevue, WA carries Pentax. They were at the K30 roadshow.

210 105th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
home - Omega Photo Specialists

Also Fry's in Renton does too.
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QuoteOriginally posted by john5100 Quote
Omega Photo in Bellevue, WA carries Pentax. They were at the K30 roadshow.

210 105th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
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Also Fry's in Renton does too.
Thanks for the info. Oddly the Fry's here in Oregon does not carry Pentax.

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The Pentax DA* 16~50/2.8 is a very good lens but as Iím sure you know it has some issues. SDM motor failures are too common to ignore. I have had no problems after three years but I keep wondering if/when I might. It is also a fairly heavy lens which can be an issue when you carry one around all day. Image quality is very good stepped down a little. This said if weather sealing is important for your style of image making this is a big plus. Personally I find the distortion at 16mm a bit much for a lens in this price range. Do you need this lens is a question only you can answer of course. I find it suits my needs well and I have no complaints. It is a perfect mate to my K5.

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