New Pentax 16-45 lens

Started Jan 25, 2009 | Discussions thread
John Shakespeare Regular Member • Posts: 391
Re: New Pentax 16-45 lens

Hi Trev,

Piggy the bad wrote:

Ive been saying on this site for months what a good lens the 16-45
is. You wouldnt get me to part with mine for love nor money.
Unfortunately its over shadowed by the 16-50, but all i hear on this
site is problems with it.

I have both DA 16-45/4 and DA* 16-50/2.8 and cannot part with either. I expected to sell on the 16-45/4 after getting the 16-50/2.8, but instead the 16-45/4 has become the standard lens on my istD while the 16-50/2.8 is one of the standard lenses on the K20D (others are the DA* 50-135/2.8, Tamron 28-75/2.8 and Tamron 90/2.8).

At f/4, there is not much in IQ between these two lenses. The DA* 16-50/2.8 has the advantage in aperture, but the DA 16-45/4 can focus closer.

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