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11-10-2007, 06:32 AM   #16
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Bucking the trend

I'm going to buck the trend here. I also own the 50-200 and it's the least used lens in my bag. Maybe I got a bad copy or something but I find it to be very soft at anything beyond 150mm, especially focused out to infinity. It doesnt AF very well either, even with a clear and discrete object to focus on. I also find the manual focus ring undampened, and difficult to use. All that said, it still is small and light, and works OK from 50 to about 150, so I won't get rid of it yet. However the only time it gets really used is when my 135 is too short and my 300 is too long. I'm waiting for the 60-250 supposedly due out this winter.

NaCl(it's the last lens I reach for)H2O

11-11-2007, 03:02 PM   #17
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i know it sounds crazy but what about 18-250 pentax??? from 35-135 mm its mtf chart is quite good according to besides i often travel
i think you will say that 18-250 is much slower than the 50-200? am i right?

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