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12-06-2013, 08:48 PM   #16
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My sigma 28-105 gets a lot of play. Always seems to be just right. It's a piece o crap and quirky but hey I only paid $40 for it. Which means if it gets smashed at the zoo or stolen by a chimp I won't be heart broken!! There is something to be said for expendable.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dansamy Quote
For that, I mean something encompassing an "all in one" solution for my daughter to carry on trips. I don't mind lens switching. She is a beginner & I think carrying one lens for the day will be a good start. Something that starts at a wide-ish angle & goes through a long-ish end.
Define long-ish
In the current Pentax line-up, I would think of the 17-70, 18-135 or 18-270.
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My sigma 28-105 gets a lot of play. Always seems to be just right. It's a piece o crap and quirky but hey I only paid $40 for it. Which means if it gets smashed at the zoo or stolen by a chimp I won't be heart broken!! There is something to be said for expendable.
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She's probably going to carry the 28-80mm for this trip because I paid $1 for it. Of course, shipping was like $9. Still, if she screws up a $10 lens, I don't really care all that much.
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If you can find a Tamron-Pentax-Promaster 28-105 buy it, usually pretty inexpensive and darn sharp. I had a Tamron but sold it after getting the DA18-135. I also had a Promaster branded one and it lives on my daughter's kx. I also love my Tamron 10-24, I'm not saying it's better than the Pentax or Sigma ultra wides because I've never shot them, but it is cheaper. The DA18-135 gets an awful lot of use by me, very happy with it. I do agree with what demp10 said in an earlier post. Download Exposure Plot and see what you are shooting. But of course if you have one lens in a focal length range and don't like that lens, it's not going to show much. But if you are shooting a lot at 18mm, probably need to go wider.

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