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keep the sigma 426.67%
get the pentax 50-200 no WR   00%
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01-22-2011, 01:56 PM   #1
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exchange sigma to get the DA 50-200?

Hello.
I am a bit confused. I have a sigma 70-300 APO GD macro and i dont realy like it. Is soft, is a slow focuser.
Is a wise decision to exchange it with a DA L 50-200? (sell the sigma to buy the pentax)

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To step up, I think you would need to get the Pentax DA 55-300. The 50-200 is maybe a little sharper, resistant to flare and definitely smaller, but otherwise, not too much improvement over the Sigma you have.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
To step up, I think you would need to get the Pentax DA 55-300. The 50-200 is maybe a little sharper, resistant to flare and definitely smaller, but otherwise, not too much improvement over the Sigma you have.
Totally agree. I don't want to rewrite what has been said before (particularly by me). About a month ago in another 70-300 thread, I posted comparison shots of the 50-200 and Sigma 70-300. Only slight advantage to the Pentax. However, the 55-300 was noticeably better.

Bumping the contrast improves the Sigma, somewhat.
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I have the DA 55-300 after having numerous other xx-300 zooms and a couple of xx-210 MF. The DA 55-300 is way better than any of them. After having a 300 zoom you would probably be frustrated with the length of a 200.

DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED at 300mm:


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I would not do the exchange. The DA50-200 is a fine lens but I would rather trade my own sigma APO 70-300 for the DA55-300. Unless the DA50-200 was WR edition for later upgrade in body. the Sigma is not perfect but it can hold it's own I think.
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It seems some people are okay with their DA50-200.
For me, it was the only Pentax lens ever that dissapointed me
Better to go for the DA55-300 indeed.
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thx guys. For now i will sell the sigma, and i must search for a 55-300
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