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Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-04-2019, 08:37 AM  
HELP with next lens purchase!
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 58
Views: 1,937
Just in case you have interest in the Pentax 24-70, it has an advertised reduction in price on it currently. Please see the shortcut below.

Pentax HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8ED SDM WR Lens 21310 B&H
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-01-2019, 09:43 AM  
HELP with next lens purchase!
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 58
Views: 1,937
It is a good idea to wait and research like you mentioned. In the case of the 16-85 or any other lens, the use of a flash to accommodate for light in certain sjtuations may also come in handy. I would recommend the Yongnuo YN585 EX for Pentax. It has PTTL (Pentax through the lens metering) which will automatically meter the subject and disperse the correct amount of light for the scene. A majority of the time it is a very effective tool, and the flash can also be used in manual mode. I know your primary financial objective is a lens first, but I will list a shortcut to the product in case you are interested later. I will also list a modifier flash mount in case you ever need something to hold your flash while using an umbrella or other light modifier. Good luck with your decision.

Yongnuo YN585EX Speedlite for Pentax Cameras YN585EX/PENTAX B&H

Godox S-Type Speedlite Bracket for Bowens S B&H Photo Video

---------- Post added 01-01-19 at 12:19 PM ----------

I would not put the 16-85 lens in the category of any other than the HD (high definition) category which it belongs in. It is not comparable to the 18-135 in that way, and is on a different level than non HD Pentax lenses.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-31-2018, 06:05 PM  
HELP with next lens purchase!
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 58
Views: 1,937
If you are doing what you mentioned in subjects and using the K-5, I would recommend the Pentax 16-85. It is a high definition lens which is water resistant, and the images it provides are excellent. I have one myself on my Pentax K-3 II, and it is spectacular. The 16-85 would give you more width (16) and more length (85 telephoto) than the 18-55 that you now have. It also has a direct current motor and is very quiet.

If you feel that you may want to opt for the full frame type camera body at a later time, and would like to stock up on a wide angle FF zoom lens to use with your aps-c body until you get a full frame, then I would recommend the Pentax 24-70.

Good luck with your decision. Happy Holidays!!
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