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on the 50-500mm and 24-70mm lenses · 12-14-2012 · By PF Staff in Pentax Deals

B&H has just posted two great holiday deals:  first the Sigma 50-500mm "Bigma" is currently available for $350 off the regular price, for a final price of $1299.  This is a very interesting lens, and one which is prized by many of our users, because of its unusual 10x zoom range.  In our in-depth review of it, we found it to be easily hand-holdable, something you don't get from every 500mm lens!  If you've been waiting for a price drop on this lens, then now's the time to get it.

Today's second deal is on the Sigma 24-70mm F2.8, available for just $694, which is $205 off the regular price.

Sigma 24-70mmThis lens is a premium-quality full-frame walkaround, which also works well on APS-C camera for those who don't like to shoot wide-angle shots as much.  Like the 50-500mm, it features silent HSM autofocus, and you can read more about it in our user reviews section.

Finally, the Pentax K-5 continues to be available for a record-low $749 from Adorama.  Once it's gone, it'll be gone for good, and you'd have to get the more-expensive K-5 II.  If you need more convincing that this camera is a steal, just read what our users have to say about it!

Deals on over a dozen Pentax lenses continue to be live here and here, and stay tuned to our Pentax price watch forum for more deals should any be posted over the weekend!

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Adam [Delete] Dec 15th, 2012 8:09PM

For now, I don't think much more IQ can be squeezed out of an APS-C sensor than what the K-5 offers. The K-5 has a 2-stop ISO advantage over the K-7, and about 1.5 EVs more dynamic range, so if you can afford the upgrade, I'd say it's a good idea (no sense in going for the K-5 II, though).

p38arover [Delete] Dec 15th, 2012 5:37PM

I bought a secondhand K-7 as I couldn't justify the K-5. I now wonder if I made a mistake and whether I should move to the K-5. Is it that much better than a K-7 to justify the move? Or should I wait until the K-5II is superceded?

Rupert [Delete] Dec 15th, 2012 11:02AM

Just want to say that my Sigma 50-500 (older model) has brought more hours of pleasure and shooting enjoyment than any lens I own. If you like to shoot wildlife, it is hard for me to imagine not owning this lens. The IQ is superb for most, and the price is a real bargain. If I sold off all my lenses, this one would remain, it would be too hard to live without it!

curlednoodles [Delete] Dec 14th, 2012 3:32PM

Nothing fundamentally wrong with the K5. Just saying ive found the user reviews to be rather skewed.

Adam [Delete] Dec 14th, 2012 3:13PM

The only thing wrong with the Pentax K-5 is that it has a K mount and not an F mount ;)

zosxavius [Delete] Dec 14th, 2012 2:45PM

Is there something fundamentally wrong with the k-5 curled noodles? Sure the AF isn't d7000 quality, but I don't have many complaints. It was a big improvement over the k-7 IMO.

curlednoodles [Delete] Dec 14th, 2012 2:06PM

The user reviews are always so biased though. It is a Pentax Forum after all so i cant be too surprised, ha.