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09-15-2007, 01:43 PM   #1
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NEED HELP-Pentax VS. Other lens's

I just purchased a Pentax FA J 75mm-300MM F4.5- F5.8
What are your thoughts on this and are there any other lens's you would prefer in the same price range that would be better? I know pretty much nothing about photography so I really need to find out what is best. I have read alot of reviews on the Sigma. Your thoughts?


09-15-2007, 02:08 PM   #2
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I can't speak for that specific Pentax lens, but regarding third-party options, I much prefer the Tamron 70-300mm (latest DI version if possible) to the Sigma.
09-15-2007, 03:35 PM   #3
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Although it will cost a lot more, you are much better off with an 80-200 f2.8 and 1.4 TC.

You gain 1 F stop at 300 equivelent, and 2 f stops between 80 and 200mm without the TC

It is all a question of how much you want to spend.
09-15-2007, 06:15 PM   #4
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At that price range and a large focal length zoom, quality will more or less be the same unless you spend a little more. I've read and seen great samples from the new Tamron 18-250mm, but at $499, it might be out of your price range.


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