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05-17-2010, 09:12 PM   #1
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So many lenses so little money!

I've decided to go for a neuw les to complement my Sigma 17-70mm f2.8/4.

I am llokin for another zoom lens going up to 300mm. Wich is best Pentax 55-300 or Sigma70-300 (a lot of sigma models out ther in this range!)

Best bang for buck, best qualitu and best overall choice in your opinins please?!

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55-300 without question
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Comes down to quality ... and in the price range you are looking for ... the Pentax 55-300mm lens is the best of the bunch.

If you were looking for better image quality ... I'd be looking for the Sigma 100-300 f/4 lens ... but it can be a little costly though. Images are simply amazing though.
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The 55-300 has very good image quality and is $350. Any better alternative will cost 2-3X.

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Around here its more aroud 450$ - 500$
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QuoteOriginally posted by SpecialK Quote
The 55-300 has very good image quality and is $350. Any better alternative will cost 2-3X.
True. The 55-300mm is value for money.
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Another vote for the DA 55-300mm.
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The DA* 60-250 is my choice. It doesn't qute reach 300mm, but it's faster at a constant f/4 and the image quality is great.

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It's about 4 times the price ! It better put out good IQ
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QuoteOriginally posted by mba1971 Quote
Around here its more aroud 450$ - 500$
IMO, the 55-300mm isn't worth that much $ by any means. The only reason I haven't sold mine is because of the great price I got it for, and the fact that I just sold my 200mm meaning I would have nothing to cover any focal length above 105mm

(the lens is still good, but not *that good*. Much better than the tammy/sigma equivalents however.)
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