Sigma 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC

P. J. Alling webstertwentysix at
Wed Oct 14 23:53:00 EDT 2009

I'd like to know the secret of trading the same lens twice...

Bong Manayon wrote:
> 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.
>> --
>> PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List
>> PDML at
>> to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and
>> follow the directions.


The free man owns himself. He can damage himself with either eating or drinking; he can ruin himself with gambling. If he does he is certainly a damn fool, and he might possibly be a damned soul; but if he may not, he is not a free man any more than a dog.

	--G. K. Chesterton

More information about the PDML mailing list