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12-20-2007, 06:00 AM   #1
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I'm ready to buy the k10d and some pentax equipment, having almost sold my Canon stuff.

Due to budget restrictions, I was thinking one of the following combinations:

K10D + 50-135DA* + 18-55 kit + Flash Metz 48AF


K10D + 16-50DA* + 50-200 + Flash Metz 48AF


K10d + 16-45 + 50mm 1.4 + 50-200 + Flash Metz 48AF.

Main question, do I lose more with the 18-55 ( that on the k100d i had before was great ) compared to the 16-50, or with the 50-200 compared to 50-135?

I know they are different focal lenghts, but I think 135 would be enough for me. I'm more concerned of image quality. The 50-135 has very good reviews, the 16-50 I can't find any....



12-20-2007, 07:54 AM   #2
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review the board, there are plenty of comments on the 16-50, and quality seems hit or miss, with some board members going through multiple copies before getting one they were happy with,if at all.

me, i went for the 50-135 and the 16-45, since both have good reviews and no major issues. I don't mind some issues, but when spending 800 on a lens, for the most part i want to know it's going to be stunning out of the box, no questions asked.

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