Time to rethink the KIT LENS idea?

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Zvonimir Tosic
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16-45 and 17-70 are goners
In reply to Rod McD, 2 months ago

Rod McD wrote:

Hi,

I think it's difficult to be too prescriptive...... Pentax has :

the 16-45/4, 16-50/2.8, 18-55/3.5-5.6, 18-55WR/3.5-5.6, 17-70/4, 18-135/3.5-5.6, and the 18-250/3.5-6.3. And the 20-40/2.8-4 Ltd. (I'm not sure if every one of these is still current.)

I guess choice is good and these offer a lot. There's something for everyone whether you like it long, or fast or are happy with f5.6 or slower. (I never did personally get the point of the Limited zoom. If it had been a 16-40mm with stellar IQ, it might have been different but that's just me.)

16-45 and 17-70 are no longer in production. Cross them out.

Kit zoom by Fuji is a welcome moment of sanity to this sorry industry, as Fuji is the first doing justice to the kit lens. As stated in other posts, 35mm film-age f/3.5-536 kit zooms are exactly f2.8-4 APS-C alternatives!

So Fuji is doing what others should have been doing all this time — but didn't!

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