Sigma 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC

Bong Manayon bongmanayon at
Mon Oct 12 06:59:40 EDT 2009

As far as kit lenses, go the Pentax 18-55 is as good as it gets, so
between that and the Sigma, I'd stick with the Pentax.

Yeah, I used to have an FA 28-90.  It was not bad, but it was not
something to rave about either.  I later traded it for an FA 28-105
then an FA 24-90.

On Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 12:55 AM, Dennis Gibson <wb6tnb at> wrote:
> Has anyone used both the Sigma and the Pentax 18-55mm? I shot a bunch of
> interiors with the Pentax awhile back and didn't look at them until now. I
> shouldn't be surprised at the barrel distortion at 18mm but it's worse than
> I expected. Previously almost everything was shot outdoors where it's not as
> noticeable. I know; kit lenses aren't anything worth writing home about. I
> wonder if the Sigma is any better. I have an opportunity to get one at a
> very reasonable price.
> Anyone here using the Pentax-FA 28-90mm? I'm quite underwhelmed with mine
> but fortunately paid very little for it.
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Bong Manayon

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