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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-26-2017, 11:07 AM  
Body and lens upgrade suggestions
Posted By Adam
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The first lens is a newer model which has MUCH faster focusing. It's actually the fastest-focusing of any Pentax AF lens. I strongly recommend that one :)

In addition to the 55-300mm PLM, I would recommend the 16-85mm as your everyday lens (it's also weather sealed). This will cover most common focal lengths and deliver far better image quality than the 18-270mm, while the 55-300mm will be there for sports and when you need a little extra zoom.

Lots of background info here:

HD Pentax-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 Review - Introduction | Reviews
HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 PLM WR RE Review - Introduction | Reviews

By the way, another body option to consider would be the KP, if you want the flash. IMO its grip is a little less comfortable, but it has better image quality (less noise) and a more user-friendly menu system with extensive customization.

Pentax KP Review - Introduction | Reviews

Specs comparison:

Pentax KP vs K-3 II: Do we have a new flagship? - Product Updates |
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