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Old Dec 20, 2008, 9:36 PM   #1
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can anyone recommend a good tamron or simga walk around lens for my *ist dl?

i am currently using the kit 18-55 lens that came with the camera but looking for a change.

ideally it would be 18-125, but i would def need 18 and not 28.

thanks for your recommendations.
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Where are you going to be using is mostly - indoors or outdoors? If outdoors you'll have more options since you won't need a particularly fast lens. If you use it a lot indoors without flash, you'll probably want a faster lens. I'm guessing from what you suggested would be your ideal range, that you'd like something longer than the kit lens, but don't want to give up the wide end?
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it would be a versatile lens for both indoors / outdoors.

something a little longer then the kit lens - even 70mm but i would prefer 125mm.

f2.8 would be ideal but i am sure that would be $$.

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Old Dec 21, 2008, 9:48 AM   #4
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can anyone recommend a good tamron or simga walk around lens for my *ist dl?

i am currently using the kit 18-55 lens that came with the camera but looking for a change.

ideally it would be 18-125, but i would def need 18 and not 28.

thanks for your recommendations.
Hi Igbalfa

Warm welcome to the most friendly forum in the Universe !

As the beneign lions of Steve's Pentax Family seems to have be in a seasonal slumber mode, You could read this while waiting for the real McCoy.

The short version:

By all means DO buy a superzoom,Then You'll always BE READY GET PICTURES: Lifeand people tend to move, when we have our heads stuck in the camerabag, looking for the right lens !

If You want to be comtemplative and artistic, then You'll have/find Your "favourite very special lens" for that !

Unless You are a nun or a monk You'll find that the contemplation/life ratio very much favours LIFE !

The whole idea of a D-SLR is V e r s a t i l i t y = that mean You can do both of the above, and many, many things more. The D-SLR's limt's are Your money, and the weight You are willing to carry around !!!

If You can accept that life in the photografic sense is divided in indoors and outdoors life, You might also be able to accept that there could be an indoors zoom and an outdoors zoom

As You already have the very good kit lens DA18-55, and find it wanting, try to read this thread: http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...mp;forum_id=94

For all-purpose but mainly outdoors use, try to read this thread: http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...947783#p947783

Also You'll find loads of posts on the quest for finding"my very own special lens".

I've opted for the old Tamron 18-200, as it's a lot cheaper than the Tamron/Pentax 18-250, and they alle have lots of compromises built in.

Ihave found it good to operate, feels right and takes very good pictures.

Below area few samples,shot from the hip during the 40 minutes sunshine we've had te last months in Svendborg, with no peticular effort to demonstrate sharp and high IQ pictures. That means that Y_O_U will be able to do a lot better with this lens:



Wide at 18mm http://picasaweb.google.com/pogo34/A...26424560419586



Far at 200mm http://picasaweb.google.com/pogo34/A...26456139405986



Fooling around

http://picasaweb.google.com/pogo34/A...26478036792066

http://picasaweb.google.com/pogo34/A...26507464218466

http://picasaweb.google.com/pogo34/A...44786857883906

http://picasaweb.google.com/pogo34/A...46649641006402

http://picasaweb.google.com/pogo34/A...26389010043602

http://picasaweb.google.com/pogo34/A...43136262951762



Kind Regards

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Old Dec 21, 2008, 10:31 AM   #5
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how is this a double post?


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how is this a double post?

Sorry

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I think I goofed up trying to edit the original post?

-So there might be a couple ?

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