Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Pentax Lenses

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Feb 11, 2011, 8:07 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 142
Default lenses

i bought the pentax k-x lens kit and so far love the camera. I find though that the 55-300 lense i am not using as much as i thought...maybe it's b/c by the time i change my lense to get some pics the moment is gone.. not sure... so i wanted maybe get a different lense but with some reach yet... the only other one i see is the DA 18-135 but it comes with a heafty price tag.... why so much more ??? will it be worth to get this lense? i wish they had a 18-200... i'd find my perfect match :S
lin7604 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Feb 11, 2011, 10:47 PM   #2
Senior Member
mtngal's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Frazier Park, CA
Posts: 16,107

In general, lenses that have both wide angle and telephoto capability, especially a big range, tend to be poorer quality. They have to make compromises when asking a lens to do both. The one exception to this (and it does have it's limitations) is the Tamron/Pentax 18-250. The lens is now discontinued but you can still find it around occasionally, and its easily found used.

The DA 18-135 is a brand new lens, I think there's limited quantities available so it's not going to be discounted anywhere. So far the initial pictures I've seen from it are pretty promising.
mtngal 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 10:52 PM.