I was thinking of replacing my 50-200mm zoom with this lens for travelling with my pentax k-x. I like the portability of just having to take one lens for my travel photos. Is this too much lens for k-k? Would I be better off with the 18-135mm. I've heard mixed reviews online and could use some advice. I am still a beginner with DSLR. I have an 18-55 lens that came with the kit and I use it most of the time, however, for travel - where close ups are taken along with distance scenery, I prefer having the range to do both with one lens. Suggestions?
I purchased this lens after using a 55 - 300 zoom which limited closer shots. I had a friend who recently bought similar lens for his Nikon and talked me into it. I plan on now taking my one camera with this lens to our Vietnam trip this fall so I do not have to take both of my cameras like I did on my China trip and Germany trip. Have enjoyed it thus far in getting closer shots as well as long range shots. Happy with my purchase thus far.