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    Default Hello Gurus, please help I need some advice here 18-250mm or ultra wide angle lens

    Hello Gurus

    I already have 85mm F1.4 (this is NOT the problem)

    The problem is should I sell my 28-300m and replace it with 18-250 or just buy any ultra wide angle lens?

    I so and can't decide what is need to be done ... Thanks ..

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    Default Re: Hello Gurus, please help I need some advice here 18-250mm or ultra wide angle len

    Quote Originally Posted by LiverpoolMadman View Post
    Hello Gurus

    I already have 85mm F1.4 (this is NOT the problem)

    The problem is should I sell my 28-300m and replace it with 18-250 or just buy any ultra wide angle lens?

    I so and can't decide what is need to be done ... Thanks ..
    If you need the 18mm wide angle,get the 18-250.If you need the 300mm for birding,keep your 28-300...

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    Default Re: Hello Gurus, please help I need some advice here 18-250mm or ultra wide angle len

    You should follow up with DA15, DA21, DA35, DA40, DA55, DA200 and DA300

    What is the rational for the change in lenses? That should help us have a more objective look at what is a better next step. It will depend on preference as well (eg. don't want to change lens; don't like primes; don't like heavy lenses; large/small budget, etc)


    If you just mean that you want a complete coverage from WA to Tele :

    Option 1 (more primes)
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    1. UWA - DA15, 16-45, Sigma 10-20, DA 12-24
    2. 35mm (any from Pentax)
    3. 85mm (you already have)

    Option 2
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    1. UWA - Sigma 10-20, DA 12-24
    2. 28-300 (you already have)

    85mm for portraits and shallow DOF shots.


    There are plenty of other combination as you are already aware.

    If you can do most of your shots using a 28-300 while reserving 10-20 for landscapes and ultra wide shots, you can't go wrong with Option#2. You will end up with a UWA anyway (cause the choices are down to 10-20, 12-24 and not much else), so if you ever get to ridding yourself of the 28-300 for other configurations the UWA end of things won't change too much.

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    Default Re: Hello Gurus, please help I need some advice here 18-250mm or ultra wide angle len

    Quote Originally Posted by cleonbus View Post
    If you need the 18mm wide angle,get the 18-250.If you need the 300mm for birding,keep your 28-300...
    but I like both wide angles pictures and birding pictures ...

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    Default Re: Hello Gurus, please help I need some advice here 18-250mm or ultra wide angle len

    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post
    You should follow up with DA15, DA21, DA35, DA40, DA55, DA200 and DA300

    What is the rational for the change in lenses? That should help us have a more objective look at what is a better next step. It will depend on preference as well (eg. don't want to change lens; don't like primes; don't like heavy lenses; large/small budget, etc)


    If you just mean that you want a complete coverage from WA to Tele :

    Option 1 (more primes)
    --------
    1. UWA - DA15, 16-45, Sigma 10-20, DA 12-24
    2. 35mm (any from Pentax)
    3. 85mm (you already have)

    Option 2
    --------
    1. UWA - Sigma 10-20, DA 12-24
    2. 28-300 (you already have)

    85mm for portraits and shallow DOF shots.


    There are plenty of other combination as you are already aware.

    If you can do most of your shots using a 28-300 while reserving 10-20 for landscapes and ultra wide shots, you can't go wrong with Option#2. You will end up with a UWA anyway (cause the choices are down to 10-20, 12-24 and not much else), so if you ever get to ridding yourself of the 28-300 for other configurations the UWA end of things won't change too much.
    Wah ... The DAs are all expensive ...

    The questions of how many lens need to carry, value for money and taking great pictures

    Option 1 ( will carry more lens, more money spend, can shoot great picture in wide and zoom pictures but need to change to lens if needed )
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    1. Wide Angles Lens like Sigma 10-20, DA 12-24
    2. 28-300mm( I already have)
    3. 85mm ( I already have)

    Option 2 ( will carry less lens, les money spend, can shoot "OK" picture in wide and zoom pictures )

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    1. 85mm ( I already have)
    2. 18-250mm ( need to buy )


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    Default Re: Hello Gurus, please help I need some advice here 18-250mm or ultra wide angle len

    Quote Originally Posted by LiverpoolMadman View Post
    but I like both wide angles pictures and birding pictures ...
    Then how about selling your 28-300 and get a 18-55 and a 55-300?You will then be covered from wide-angle and telephoto

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    Default Re: Hello Gurus, please help I need some advice here 18-250mm or ultra wide angle len

    joking on the DAs of course (doesn't hurt to have a "long term goal")

    Looks like the 10-20 or 12-24 is right for you. Right?



    Quote Originally Posted by LiverpoolMadman View Post
    Wah ... The DAs are all expensive ...

    The questions of how many lens need to carry, value for money and taking great pictures

    Option 1 ( will carry more lens, more money spend, can shoot great picture in wide and zoom pictures but need to change to lens if needed )
    --------
    1. Wide Angles Lens like Sigma 10-20, DA 12-24
    2. 28-300mm( I already have)
    3. 85mm ( I already have)

    Option 2 ( will carry less lens, les money spend, can shoot "OK" picture in wide and zoom pictures )

    --------
    1. 85mm ( I already have)
    2. 18-250mm ( need to buy )


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    Default Re: Hello Gurus, please help I need some advice here 18-250mm or ultra wide angle len

    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post
    joking on the DAs of course (doesn't hurt to have a "long term goal")

    Looks like the 10-20 or 12-24 is right for you. Right?
    still

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    Default Re: Hello Gurus, please help I need some advice here 18-250mm or ultra wide angle len

    Quote Originally Posted by LiverpoolMadman View Post
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    1. Wide Angles Lens like Sigma 10-20, DA 12-24
    2. 28-300mm( I already have)
    3. 85mm ( I already have)

    This seems to be a good option.

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    Default Re: Hello Gurus, please help I need some advice here 18-250mm or ultra wide angle len

    Quote Originally Posted by jjynwa View Post
    This seems to be a good option.
    I think so ... ...

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