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07-07-2008, 09:18 AM   #1
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Choose my new lens...

I am going to upgrade to a different lens for my K100D

Right now, I have the 18-55mm kit lens and a 70-200mm. I want an "all in one" lens.

I am want to carry one travel lens. Something that is wide and can also zoom in.

Can you suggest a quality lens? I am trying to gather more info to help me make an informed decision.


07-07-2008, 09:27 AM   #2
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if you want an "all in one" lens that get the 18-250mm, i dont have one but from images posted here both the pentax and tamron takes very good images

I think you also get a 6-year warranty for tamron
07-08-2008, 04:51 PM   #3
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Check this reviews from, they are very happy with Pentax DA 18-250:
"DA 18-250mm ... despite its super-zoom range, actually performs very well across the frame at the test focal length" (K20D Review, Pentax K20D review Cameralabs outdoor results)
"... you can't sharpen a lens which is soft in the corners, and in this respect the Pentax DA 18-250mm certainly has an advantage over the other two lens and body combinations tested here ..." (Olympus E520 Review, Olympus EVOLT E-520 review Cameralabs outdoor results). There are some comparison images as well.
The bad thing about this lens - creepy zoom...
07-08-2008, 05:46 PM   #4
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Thanks X Goal and xjfaust

you have answered for me as well


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