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08-19-2010, 11:24 AM   #16
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Tamron 28-75.

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Tamron adaptall-2 90mm 2.5 macro, second version. Best $60 I ever spent.
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Well I guess the Sigma 105mm macro considering its the only 3rd party lens I own
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My new Sigma 8-16mm. Very sharp, lots of fun.

I share Swift1's affection for the Tamron 90mm f2.5. Mine's the older version. It's a fine macro lens - if you use a hood.

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The Sigma 10-20/3.5. It's wicked sharp for an extreme wide angle.

(An alternative would be the Sigma 30/1.4, but it isn't a lens I wanted to have glued to my camera.)
08-19-2010, 12:45 PM   #21
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No question: my Sigma 24mm f2.8 AF Super Wide II.
08-19-2010, 01:00 PM   #22
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QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
No question: my Sigma 24mm f2.8 AF Super Wide II.
A great third party lens. I like my old manual focus "macro" for landscapes. Color is definitely different than Pentax lenses, though.
08-19-2010, 01:24 PM   #23
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Sigma 100-300 F4 EX DG

08-19-2010, 01:32 PM   #24
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Favorite non-Pentax Lens: Leica 100mm 2.8 APO-Macro
Favorite non-Pentax Zoom: Leica Vario 80-200 4.0
Favorite AF-non-Pentax-Lens: Sigma 180mm DG APO Macro
all on Pentax K-7 or K10D
08-19-2010, 01:33 PM   #25
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Sigma 100-300 F4 EX DG - on par with any premium glass (regardless of the brand)
Tamron 28-75 f2.8 - as mention already, sharp, fast, great reliable performer
Lensbaby 2.0 - but this one should be in some other category (wonderful nevertheless)

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I only used it once but I was very impressed with the old

manual focus Tamron SP 180/2.5. Beautiful lens.

The link below includes a March 1986 review from a British publication called Camera Weekly.

http://makingnottaking.blogspot.com/2010/05/tamron-sp-180mm-f25-ld-if-63b.html

Tom G

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08-19-2010, 02:53 PM   #27
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1. Tamron SP 180mm/2.5
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3. Tamron Adapt-A-Matic 105mm/2.8
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Nikon 200/2 VR.

(Not that I have one.)
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QuoteOriginally posted by pcarfan Quote
Sigma 100-300 F4 EX DG
But yeah, this.
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newly acquired Lester Din/ Kiron 105mm 2.8 macro for sure
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