Thanks for your response, liked your personal review.
To start with I was looking at the Pentax 15-55mm and a Sigma 70-300 with Macro setting
I used my K10D first with the DA 15-55mm and the DA 50-200mm, and then with the DA* 50-135mm (and I'm still waiting for the DA* 16-50mm). So I can't tell you much about the Sigma.
I'm not a 100% happy with the DA 15-50mm, mainly due to vignetting. I was happier with the 50-200mm, with better image quality and range versatility.
However, I changed it for the Pentax DA* 50-135 f2.8 ED (IF) SDM, which is simply amazing (but more expensive indeed
). I posted a review here
. That combination truly matches the quality of film photography.
Pentax has launched the smc P-DA 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 ED AL(IF)
, with a very interesting range, but I have no idea about the quality of the pictures.
Back to basics, three comments:
- Try and identify the kind of pictures you're planning to take: portraits, landscapes, sport, still photography... and select the lens accordingly. So you could start with a first lens, explore, then purchase another, and so on.
- Have a look at the bundles proposed by Pentax, body + lenses, and the special holidays season rebates. As rumors about future new products are growing, the price tag of K10D is very aggressive today.
- Don't forget about accessories, like a fast SD card, a flash, a remote control, a solid bag, a battery grip...
Good luck with your purchase and, most important of all, enjoy
Please note I've no link with and no interest in Pentax
Pentax K-5 + BG4 + DA* 16-50 + DA* 50-135 + DA* 60-250 + AF-540FGZreivilophotography.weebly.com