Sigma 18-50mmf2.8 or Pentax 16-45mm to buy???

Started Feb 4, 2005 | Discussions thread
Brett St Pierre
Brett St Pierre Veteran Member • Posts: 7,024
Re: 16mm vs 18mm for WA photography ?

Godfrey wrote:

Brett, you're going to cost me money. The thought of a DA16-45
addition to my lens kit is beginning to buzz in my head.

Sorry, Godfrey, I understand the danger of considering lens purchases, it is an insidious disease that claws at your logic until you can justify it!

I don't think the DA16-45 should be put on a pedestal as far as lenses go (and I am thinking good pirmes here) but in terms of resolution it doesn't give much away to even the better short primes. Wide open (e.g. f/2 or f/2.8) most primes are not wondeful but are usually great from f/4 as you know. My experience is the DA16-45 has very good resolving power even wide at f/4. Sure there is some distortion at the extreme ends of the lens but no more than any zoom and these things are correctable in software

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