What Tele Zoom, What UWA

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What Tele Zoom, What UWA
Nov 2, 2012

I'm going on a trip in April to shoot landscapes, haven't decided, probably somewhere like norway slovakia whatever. but I'll be needing my first ever uwa. So there are many and I want something in the range of 12-20 with low distortion and great sharpness at 1 or 2 stops down. I have looked at the Samyang 14mm, sigma 10-20 f3.5 and f4.5, sigma 8-16, pentax 14mm, pentax 12-24, tamron 10-24, pentax 15mm. I would prefer to keep it reasonably priced but my budget is around 750pounds ($1200). I like the focal range of the Tamron but understand it is not that sharp. I also liked the look of the opentax but there seems to be some serious ca. I am seriously comparing the Samyang and Pentax 14mm and 15mm primes, the Sigma 10-20s and 8-16.

About the tele zoom, I shoot long portraits often and dabble in some birding etc. I would like to know if the Pentax 60-250 is long enough for mild birding, portraits, and airshows, or would a 150 bigma and 50-135 combo be better for my use?

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