Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jul 22, 2009, 8:05 PM   #1
Senior Member
Wingman's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Hebron, Kentucky (northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati):KCVG
Posts: 4,295
Default Off to test the DA 18-250

Heading out on a tropical junket tomorrow for a week. Not taking a lap top and therefore will be out of circulation--how will I survive without checking into the forum every day

I'm travelling light: K10D, DA 18-250, DA 10-17 FE, and a Gorilla Pod SLR Zoom. I'm looking to put the DA 18-250 through its paces and should have a report to provide when I return.

Will catch up with y'all in about a week.
Wingman is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jul 22, 2009, 10:28 PM   #2
Senior Member
mtclimber's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 18,143

Go for it, Jelpee-

I personally have a lot of expectations about the Pentax 18-250 mm lens thanks to Penolta. I have a Pentax 18-250 mm lens on order and I am waiting for delivery. I will post photos as soon as I receive the lens.

Sarah Joyce
mtclimber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 22, 2009, 10:53 PM   #3
Senior Member
Rodney9's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Yeronga, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Posts: 3,518

Have a great trip Jelpee and I look forward to Sarah's and your shots.


My Flickr Photos

Pentax K-5 K20D K100D
Pentax DA 55-300mm 4-5.8 ED / Pentax M 200mm F4 / Pentax Tak K 135mm 2.5 / Pentax M 100mm F4 Macro / Tamron SP AF90mm 2.8 Di Macro / Pentax M 1.7 50mm / Pentax M 2.8 28mm
Rodney9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 22, 2009, 11:11 PM   #4
Senior Member
Gumnut's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 1,259

good luck on the trip
looking forward to seeing the photos
this is a lens i have thought about to replace my old 18 - 50 sigma that came with the ds
Gumnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 23, 2009, 5:51 AM   #5
Senior Member
Keltech's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Andover, Massachusetts
Posts: 2,178

Have a good trip and enjoy the new lens.

I don't know if you have a CP for it but it is something you may want to consider. I am using a Hoya HMC Multi-Coated filter on mine and have had good luck with it.

Looking forward to seeing your pictures upon your return.

Keltech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 23, 2009, 12:58 PM   #6
Senior Member
Goldwinger's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Winter Haven, Florida
Posts: 6,515

Best of luck to ya jelpee!

Life's a breeze on a Goldwing...
Goldwinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 24, 2009, 5:06 PM   #7
Senior Member
Biro's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 834

Have fun, Jelpee! I'm sure you'll be pleased with the real-world results you get with the 18-250, even if the lens is a technical compromise. I was impressed enough with my friend's example that I bought it from him at a very friendly price. He tossed in the B+W 62mm 010 UV/Haze filter that he bought for it. I was hesitant about using a filter on this slower lens that does show some vignetting when zoomed out to 18mm at widest aperture (f/3.5). But my friend was smart and bought the "slim" version (look for it by name) of the B+W 62mm filter and there seem to be no problems.

The 18-250 is a great, non-mission-specific, walking around/vacation lens. My DSLR vacation kit is comprised of the K200D with 18-250 lens, an extra memory card, an extra set of Lithium-Ion AA batteries, a lens-cleaning cloth and a lens-cleaning pen/brush. I carry it all in a Tamrac #515 bag. Comfortable and convenient enough for all-day use.
Biro is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 8:46 PM.