What is the difference


microlight2010

Link Posted 23/06/2014 - 15:53
Hi Les. Like you, I have a K-5 (it's three years old now!). I upgraded from the 18-55 WR to the 16-45 a couple of years ago and have never regretted it; there's a noticeable difference - and you don't have to worry about shooting it wide open as it maintains its IQ from wide open at f4 down to f16. My standard kit is completed by the 55-300 that you also have (another great lens!), topped off by the A50/1.4 and A28/2.8.

So I'm definitely in the pro-16-45 camp. People criticise it because it casts a shadow at the wide end with the built-in flash, but it's not a problem for me as I rarely use flash (and use an off-camera gun when I do).
K-3II - HD DA20-40 Limited, HD DA55-300PLM, SMC DA10-17 Fishy, AF201FG Flashy

Simonmac

Link Posted 23/06/2014 - 16:01
Great lens. Sadly I only got rid of mine as there was an AF problem at the 16mm end. THe AF would not lock- whatever I aimed at with centre AF (which I always use) but resorting to manual focus easily resolved the problem.
I now use a Tammy 17-50 2.8 (non VC version) and I couldn't be happier!

Mac
microlight2010 wrote:
Hi Les. Like you, I have a K-5 (it's three years old now!). I upgraded from the 18-55 WR to the 16-45 a couple of years ago and have never regretted it; there's a noticeable difference - and you don't have to worry about shooting it wide open as it maintains its IQ from wide open at f4 down to f16. My standard kit is completed by the 55-300 that you also have (another great lens!), topped off by the A50/1.4 and A28/2.8.

So I'm definitely in the pro-16-45 camp. People criticise it because it casts a shadow at the wide end with the built-in flash, but it's not a problem for me as I rarely use flash (and use an off-camera gun when I do).


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