Alternative lens for K-5 over kit lens?

Started Jan 22, 2013 | Questions thread
mike703 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,655
Re: Alternative lens for K-5 over kit lens?

SyedZaman wrote:

So i have decided to buy k-5 with the kit lens. I will mainly be shooting architecture, landscape and products (such as architectural models).

For your stated purposes and price range the Pentax 16-45 f/4 would be the most obvious choice; it is noticeably better than the kit lens at a modest price.  The wide angle will be useful for architecture / landscapes and it has the benefit of relatively little barrel distortion.  For products, whilst the 16-45 is not a macro lens, it does focus close - at 45mm you can have something just about touching the front lens element - so would be fine for your models.

There are buy-it-now examples on ebay (UK) for around £200 UK.

Best wishes

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