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07-20-2014, 06:05 PM   #16
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I too have been ruminating over this lens, the main reason being convenience.

However I hate big long fat lenses and as far as IQ goes I've not seen any shots taken with it that were that much better than what I can eek out out of my old DA 18-55 WR and DA 50-200 WR or DA 55-300.

I continue to ruminate ...

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I used this lens during my recent family vacation to Legoland with my wife and two kids. It makes for a perfect travel lens. Very convenient. It's wide enough and tele enough for most applications on the go. The IQ is great at f/4 - f/6.3. Beyond that from f/7.1 I begin to worry about diffraction but maybe the increased DoF makes up for it. Because of its wide zoom range you probably won't find yourself swapping out lenses. In many cases, swapping lenses is not always possible. Try it in a theme park. Cumbersome at best. In other situations it may be perfectly OK if you have the time and physical space, which is relatively clean, to do it.

There have been a couple of threads here on PF asking about this lens and I give a hearty thumbs up everywhere I can. Pentax did good on this one.
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Well, I pulled the trigger on a lightly used 18-135 WR.

I'll be considering my options regarding what to do with the 16-45 as my old man also shoots Pentax. It may be a good upgrade for him over his DA 18-50 kit lens.

As for primes, I have that pretty much covered. SMC-M 28/35/40/50/85/100/135/200 LOL


I guess it's time to stop with the LBA and get shooting with some of these.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Trawlerman Quote
Well, I pulled the trigger on a lightly used 18-135 WR.

I'll be considering my options regarding what to do with the 16-45 as my old man also shoots Pentax. It may be a good upgrade for him over his DA 18-50 kit lens.

As for primes, I have that pretty much covered. SMC-M 28/35/40/50/85/100/135/200 LOL


I guess it's time to stop with the LBA and get shooting with some of these.
Now, that is a strange thing to say!

Good luck with your 18-135, hope you'll be satisfied.

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