Need suggestions for a wide angle lense, please.

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Risxsoul
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Need suggestions for a wide angle lense, please.
Feb 2, 2009

My equipment:
Pentax K10D
SMC Pentax-FA 1:4-5.6 35-80mm
Quantaray AF LD 70-300 1:4-5.6 TELE-MACRO 1:2
Pentax AF-330FTZ Flash
Lowepro200 sling bag
4GB SD card

Whether my stuff is good, bad, or otherwise- someone has pointed out I didnt get a wide angle lens. I have been looking.

I could go with:
a kit lense- smc Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL II for under $200

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro Lens just over $300

smcP DA 16-45 f4 ED AL just over $400

Pentax SMCP-DA 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 ED AL (IF) Autofocus Lens for Digital SLR fo $399
smcP FA 50mm f/1.4 @$300

My own argument is that Im a newbie and I should just get the kit lense. Then I think -well I have a bit more money so which of these would expand my possibilities the most.

Above is listed what I have found. I dont know how to distinguish is which will take the lowest light source and which is fastest. I'm also not convinced these are all that are within my price range. Perhaps I am missing some gem.

Suggestions please?

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