Best landscape lens for K-5

Started Jun 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
jimrpdx
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Re: Pentax DA 18-55wr
In reply to KK1979, Jun 22, 2012

I have tried on several occasions to beat the 18-55wr in features. Sigma's original 17-70 was excellent, their new 18-50 os hsm very nice, the 16-45 was my favorite; the 18-135 copy I had wasn't great unless I turned on in-cam corrections which slow the process too much for my liking. All were quite close except distortion at WA was a bit stronger with the kit; IQ in the corners might be a bit poorer but I only see those issues when I explicitly hunt them down. It's about 0.35x close-focus which is respectable; I have a Sigma 50 macro when I 'need' macro abilities.

In the end its compact size, price, 52mm filter size and WR combined to win out. Your preferences might not produce that result, but it's more than decent.
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