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    Standard Zoom Lens

    As I understand it as a Pentax user I have a available to me this range of Standard Zooms:

    Pentax DA*16-50
    Pentax DA 17-70
    SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM
    SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG APOMacro HSM II
    SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC Macro
    SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM
    SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
    Tamron 28-75mm SP AF F2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Lens
    Tamron 28-75mm AF F/2.8 XR Di LD[/SIZE]

    ??are there any stand outs
    ie rippers OR to be avoided.
    are there any I have missed?

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    PS I am the proud new owner of a K7 plus 70-200 f/2.8 and am looking for something more everyday that is as fast and hardy. I photograph kids' indoor gymnastics and insects legs in the rain on magnificent beaches at sunset!.

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    Congratulations on your PENTAX K7 purchase SnappyTom! May we see many interesting pictures from you as you learn to use it.

    Won't the smc PENTAX DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR, DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR, and DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED lenses work on the K7 body as well as the ones you have listed?

    You might want to check 'em out...
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    Either the Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 or Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 are good and fast walk-around lenses.

    It depends on what your shooting.
    If landscapes and you want a wider lens then get a Sigma 10-20 (any will do)
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    they have an 18-250mm, which i have as a main lens on my K7.
    gives a good range of zoom and is not heavy to carry.
    cc and enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudman View Post
    they have an 18-250mm, which i have as a main lens on my K7.
    gives a good range of zoom and is not heavy to carry.
    I'm half interested in a 18-250 (and there are several) but all super zooms are a compromise.
    (this from someone with a 50-500 )

    Again it depends on what you need. Fast? (i.e. bigger aperture) which is good for people.

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    G'day snappytom

    in your list, you've missed the Siggy 18-125

    and as Kym says ... it all depends upon what you are shooting

    Q: do you want to do "wide-angle" stuff or "medium-angle" stuff or "narrow-angle" stuff.
    Will you need a 15-30 OR an 18-70 OR an 50-200 OR a compromise like the 18-125????

    Only you can answer the Q ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kym View Post
    I'm half interested in a 18-250 (and there are several) but all super zooms are a compromise.
    (this from someone with a 50-500 )
    well that makes me well and truely compromised, i have both. LOL

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    Thanks everyone,
    Popped into buy a memory card and there in the cabinet was an 'as new' Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4.5 in PENTAX Mount!
    I took that as an omen!
    I am now the excited owner of 17-70 plus 70-200 for K7.
    Now I just need to learn how to drive the thing!

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snappytom View Post
    Now I just need to learn how to drive the thing!\
    Snappytom
    it's a big mamual. ihave had my k7 for just over a year and there are still functions i have'nt tried or mastered yet.
    don't be afraid to try things. never know what you might get.

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