APS-C standard zoom lenses


Pwynnej

Link Posted 28/03/2022 - 17:50
Get a f2.8-4 lens for weddings. No point getting something that is f5.6.

I can't remember the last time I saw a 16-45/4 , and when I was going to buy a DA 17-70 (that is SDM only) it wouldn't work in the shop before I walked out with it...

So, for me it would either be a screw-driven DA*16-50 or the equivalent Tamron or Sigma, and maybe the 17-70 Sigma (2.8-4).

I have experience only of the DA*16-50. Sold only because I have a K-1.
Z-1p, K-1, P50
F50 1.7. FAs 24, 35, 50 1.4, 85, 135. DFA15-30, DFA24-70, D-FA*70-200. D-FA 100. The SMC-FA Limited Trinity.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon

stub

Link Posted 28/03/2022 - 20:59
Good. Sigma 17-70mm on the Wex used site at present. I dont know how much they bring. But to me this seems very good value at £151..!

https://www.wexphotovideo.com/sigma-17-70mm-f2-8-4-dc-macro-hsm-lens-pentax-fit-...
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Stuart..
Last Edited by stub on 28/03/2022 - 21:03

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 29/03/2022 - 11:33
stub wrote:
Good. Sigma 17-70mm on the Wex used site at present. I dont know how much they bring. But to me this seems very good value at £151..!

https://www.wexphotovideo.com/sigma-17-70mm-f2-8-4-dc-macro-hsm-lens-pentax-fit-...

That's a good deal. It's the newest version too.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

Darrel

Link Posted 31/03/2022 - 09:55
Another vote for the 16-85. A really useful range, excellent quality build and IQ.

womble

Link Posted 31/03/2022 - 16:36
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
stub wrote:
Good. Sigma 17-70mm on the Wex used site at present. I dont know how much they bring. But to me this seems very good value at £151..!

https://www.wexphotovideo.com/sigma-17-70mm-f2-8-4-dc-macro-hsm-lens-pentax-fit-...

That's a good deal. It's the newest version too.

Mine is for sale in the classifieds.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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Mike-P

Link Posted 01/04/2022 - 10:05
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
stub wrote:
Good. Sigma 17-70mm on the Wex used site at present. I dont know how much they bring. But to me this seems very good value at £151..!

https://www.wexphotovideo.com/sigma-17-70mm-f2-8-4-dc-macro-hsm-lens-pentax-fit-...

That's a good deal. It's the newest version too.

Quote:
Supplied with: Original box, front cap, rear cap and manual.

No mention of the hood.
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jeallen01

Link Posted 01/04/2022 - 13:27
Mike-P wrote:
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
Quote:
Good. Sigma 17-70mm on the Wex used site at present. I dont know how much they bring. But to me this seems very good value at £151..!

https://www.wexphotovideo.com/sigma-17-70mm-f2-8-4-dc-macro-hsm-lens-pentax-fit-...

That's a good deal. It's the newest version too.

Quote:
Supplied with: Original box, front cap, rear cap and manual.

No mention of the hood.

Probably fell off and got lost - that's what they (including the one on my earlier version of the lens) generally do

OTOH, I don't think I'd swop my lens for anything else South of £200 because I really like it
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)

jules

Link Posted 04/04/2022 - 19:17
Enjoying my 16-85mm enormously, if you do get one, make sure it's a good un first.
Heard lots of good things about the Sigma, 17-70mm. Just had to send a preloved16-50mm F2.8 SDM back with dodgy focus, I had to try, I never learn!
Cheers Jules...

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Last Edited by jules on 04/04/2022 - 19:18

broadreach

Link Posted 18/04/2022 - 12:17
Nigelk wrote:
I have the 18-135mm and the 16-85mm. My personal habit, the 18-135mm sits on the shelf, I pick the 16-85mm every time. It's better across the whole frame, much better and, I like the extra mm on the wide end. Two important differences when I find myself more at the landscape side of photography.
If I want more reach I take my 55-300mm as well. The two lenses cover just about everything.

davidstorm

Link Posted 18/04/2022 - 22:16
Hi Gareth

Hope you are well, my thoughts are that you should look for a good Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4 lens. These can be bought at good prices and they are a versatile and reliable tool. However, if you do this, make sure it's one of the later lenses from the 'contemporary' series, these have two advantages over the older lenses. 1) they are much lighter and 2) they are far sharper at all focal lengths. The older ones can be a little soft, I know this as I've had two of the older ones and currently own the contemporary version, which beats the older lenses into a cocked hat.

Hope this helps.

Kind Regards
David
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womble

Link Posted 19/04/2022 - 12:25
davidstorm wrote:
... make sure it's one of the later lenses from the 'contemporary' series, these have two advantages over the older lenses. 1) they are much lighter and 2) they are far sharper at all focal lengths.
David

One of these?



Sigma 17-70 DC (4) par Kris Lockyear, on ipernity
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

HarisF1

Link Posted 19/04/2022 - 17:27
Yes, this is the one. It's a great lens (and being sold on this forum so why not?!)
All the gear with no idea

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 19/04/2022 - 18:26
Thanks all!

I did see Kris' lens mentioned on page 1 and mulled it over as I researched that lens as well as other lenses - truth be told I over analysis everything rather than just go for it

Anyways, having looked at everything I felt that having WR would be needed as I'm not a fair weather shooter and seeing as this would be a 'street' camera / lens combo as well as a cheeky camera to bring when SWMBO is getting annoyed with me with a camera backpack on when on holiday, the lens needed to be all weather and offer a decent focal range. As it's not my main camera and more importantly, not my main lens I didn't need to go up too much in money or features and if it wasn't that sharp then it wouldn't bother me as for street images, looking at past masters etc, sharpness isn't everything but the need to tell the story is.

So! I have decided on the Pentax 18-135mm as I've seen them sub £150, offers me a good range and they're all weather
Gareth
Welsh Photographer

My outfit: K1 gripped - K3ii - two Z-1P - Pentax D FA 24-70mm - Sigma 70-200mm OS HSM - Pentax modified DA* 60-250mm f4 - Irix 15mm Firefly - Pentax FA 35mm - FA 50mm - Sigma EX 20mm - FA 28-70mm f4 - Tamron SP 90mm macro - Pentax AF 540 FGZ II

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