Sigma 18-125 vs Tamron 18-200


Link Posted 05/01/2012 - 23:59
Having been (for the moment)scared off the Pentax 18-135 by the thread here, I'm still looking for a single all-day lens. I need something wider than the Tamron 28-200 that I currently use. Any views on the Sigma 18-125 against the Tamron 18-200, particularly at the wide end? I can live without 200mm.


Link Posted 06/01/2012 - 08:30
I think it's a shame you've been scared off by the other thread. The 18-135mm has much to commennd it and it might be perfect for your purposes.

I've had one to test and I wouldn't hesitate to buy one as and when I need a lens of that sort of range. That isn't a cop-out, it's just acknowledging that I don't need one as I have quite enough lenses already!

When I do need such a lens, it will be the 18-135mm that gets my money. Lenses are not perfect, and I recognise qualities in it that I can exploit.
Best regards, John



Link Posted 06/01/2012 - 14:55
I have experience with Tammy 18-200. I used it for a few days and returned it. I did not like the performance....too soft. I have no experience of 18-135.


K-5, K-7 and K10D, Pentax 18-135 WR,18-55 WR,Pentax 28-105,Sigma 28-300, Sigma 28-80 (Macro) and Pentax 50-200 WR.



Link Posted 10/01/2012 - 01:14
I'd search flickr for shots taken with the Pentax 18-135WR lens before you write it off... I reckon you'll be pleasantly surprised...
Pentax K5- Vivitar 19mm 3.8; FA35mm f2; D-Xenon 100mm macro f2.8; DA50-200mm WR...
Yongnuo YN-560; Vivitar 285HV; Cactus V4 triggers...
Pentax-MX & M50mm f1.4; Spottie & 55mm f1.8; MG & M40mm 2.8...



Link Posted 10/01/2012 - 08:31
Hi,The Pentax 18-135WR is not that bad I have just uploaded a couple of full size images on flick for you to look at At 309 from SRS its good value,

Regards Robin.



Link Posted 15/01/2012 - 15:11
Finally gone for the Pentax. What finally tipped the scales was using for the first time the 18-55WR kit lens that came with the K5. It was much sharper and quicker to focus than my old 18-55. So, recognising that there's absolutely no logic to this decision, I came home and immediately ordered the 18-135WR from SRS for 309, as suggested by Exevalley. thanks again for comments.


Link Posted 18/01/2012 - 14:54
The 18-135mm is great, the problem is value for money. Original price really put ppl off. Also the competition from sigma is very strong.
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