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Pjy123
Posted 04/06/2015 - 17:29 Link
which lens should i get 18-135 pentax or tamron 18-200 or sigma 18-250 ? which do you recommend
doingthebobs
Posted 04/06/2015 - 18:13 Link
I think you need to give a bit more information, after all string can come in many lengths and with many qualities!

What lens/lenses have you got already?
What camera do you have?
What sort of pictures are you looking to take & where?
Is weight an issue? Is size an issue?
What is your budget?

There are lots of choices you can make.
Bob
Pjy123
Posted 04/06/2015 - 19:00 Link
oh yes sorry i have k500 18-55 and 55-300 i want a walk about lens .i bought my partner a tamron 18-270 for her nikon last week.
Daronl
Posted 04/06/2015 - 20:22 Link
I have had both; the Tamron is a good lens but eventually it was clear that the extra 65 mm does what it always does, stretches the optics too far.

The 18-135 Pentax never ceases to impress, iI think it is simply underrated/understated and not to overstate it's optical prowess it is not optically as good as the 50-135 DA* but in good light at optimum aperture it can hold it's own with that lens and the 16-50 DA* - the Tamron can't

I am probably sounding boring on PU in respect of the 18-135 but. I use it as my walkabout/travel lens and it is just a lovely lens.

Read the last part of John Riley's Review that was published back some time ago on PU and I think you will recognise this is not by any stretch the usual kit lens as regards capability

Sharp ? . Check out the cat portrait (from my portfolio)

https://www.pentaxuser.com/photo/user-9424/coco---on-the-18-135--75190

Landscapes ? Most of them in my portfolio are taken with the 18-135

Pentax are discontinuing this lens so there are some great bargains around at the moment.

It is the best general purpose lens I have owned and coupled with the great little K5 II s you will never be left wanting when you are out and about
Pjy123 wrote:
which lens should i get 18-135 pentax or tamron 18-200 or sigma 18-250 ? which do you recommend

Daronl
swarf
Posted 04/06/2015 - 20:23 Link
The 18-135 is a fine walkabout lens and the fact that it is WR is a genuine benefit. Overall IQ is pretty good and it's beautifully put together. It focuses fast and accurately on my K-5iiS.

I can't comment on either the Sigma or Tamron as I haven't used them, but as you have the longer end covered by the 55-300, I don't think that you would go badly wrong with the 18-135.

Phil
K-5iiS; K-r; ME Super; ME; DA* 16-50 f2.8; DA 18-135 WR; DA 55-300 WR; HD DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited; FA 50mm f1.4; A50mm f1.7; DAL 18-55mm; M40mm f2.8; + assorted non-Pentax lenses

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Pjy123
Posted 04/06/2015 - 20:51 Link
thanks for your replys

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