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01-06-2013, 11:44 AM   #16
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I cast another vote for 18-135, it has quickly become my most used lens and a "Go To" lens. I got it when I bought the K-30. It may not have been as good with my K20D as the K20D did not have the high ISO capabilities of the K-30, much like your K10D doesn't. However I was using a Tamron 28-105 lens with the K20D which was a very nice lens, also a lot sharper than the 18-55.. You can get those very cheaply if you can find them in an online auction bundled with a camera. I sold mine when it became redundant with the 18-135 which was longer on both ends and WR. I also agree that the 35/2.4 is a very good lens that can actually be used at 2.4.

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Man you all have been a huge help, I can not thank you all enough. So it seems that I really need to find a 18-135 or 200 or 250 lens. This makes total sence to me. Now if there was only a way that I could get the Marine Corps to give me a raise so I can get one!!! If anyone sees one of these go on sale for cheap or has a extra one haha let me know! Thanks again to all who helped, really means a lot
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My 18-135WR was my main go to out in Nevada in December. I'd have to vote for it too.

For lower light I would recommend the Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, for UWA I have to go with the Tamron 10-24, and I found out that on the long end the Sigma 150-500 is pretty fun! I would maybe grab an F50 f/1.7 too for some low light stuff, though you are constrained because of it being a prime. Keep your 70-300 since it is useful for outdoors stuff.
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I waited until I found the 18-135 for about $300 on the Marketplace. Add a couple key words and wait until you find the bargain. I've had good results with that lens, though when out looking for wildlife I'll use the 55-300.

Don't neglect older lenses like FA series, you can often find some nice bargains if you're patient. You have to know what you're looking for - so you have to decide what parameters you're looking for. I'd think if you take your camera on deployment you'd want that weather resistance.

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So i was able to find a Tamron 18-200 f3.5-6.3 XR Macro for $200.00, a few hours after I found this lens a friend of mine asked me to assit him in a wedding shoot he has in the next two weeks. Now I am a little torn. Granted he is not exspecting me to deliver blow away pictures as this is what he does for a living, but I cant help but think that the 18-200 would not work well for a wedding setting. Granted all I have in my kit now is the 18-55 and 70-300. Let me know what you all think about the price for this lens as well as using this in the wedding. The wedding itself will be outside at noon so that is a huge plus, as for the reception we are still waiting on information on that from the bride.
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I got the Tamron 18-200 and it's my travel lens/daily lens.
So far I have used it at weddings, travels, pubs, street etc and it's been working good.
Your lens situation is similar to mine except that I have the 18-200.
Since I am a noob and still learning I feel there is only two types of lens I would love to try out and that is a 20mm, 28mm or 35mm Prime lens for street and a 10-20/24mm lens for landscape.
But this is of course my needs and thoughts.

Btw, good luck on the wedding shoot!
And I think the 18-200 will do fine if you assist your friend. He might have a prime lens you could borrow? Will be best if you do portraits.

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