decided on the pentax body .now what lens??

Started Mar 21, 2014 | Discussions thread
Mike Hiran
Mike Hiran Senior Member • Posts: 1,094
plastic fantastics are great

so not many people answering your second question - the da35 f2.4 is really sharp from wide open - stop it down a touch and it has a great 3d feel to it.  good colors, excellent contrast.  super light and small to carry around.  easily worth the money.

the da50 1./8 is superb also - rounded aperture blades so good bokeh, good color and sharpness.  if you like portraits, this would be a great lens.  and for what you're paying for it after the rebate, the resale value will be pretty close.  I would get it if you have the $.

by the way, the 18-270 is NOT wr.  I always carry at least one WR lens when on a trip because you just never know.  and the pic quality from the 18-135 is excellent.  I just bought the 55-300wr yesterday and I am very impressed with it.  Not da*60-250 quality, but it's a lot lighter to carry.  here's some test pics:

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