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08-07-2011, 11:32 AM   #1
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HELP! Sigma 70-300 f4-5.6 DG Macro OR Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED AF

looking to get a lens sub $150. I intend to use it for amateur sports photography, just the games of family/friends. this will be mostly ultimate which is outdoors during the day, however i need it to perform in overcast as well. Id also like it if it could perform well indoors for basketball. one thing to consider is i already have 3 filters (wamr/uv/polarizer) that would fit the pentax DA. But, i'd also like to use the lens for things like going to the zoo, and the macro feature sounds fun.

alternatively you can suggest a different lens that will do the job. i would really prefer to not spend that much money, however if there is a lens that is less than $250 and will do leagues better than these lenses, then i'd rather get that.


ps, i have a pentax k-x

08-07-2011, 01:01 PM   #2
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Have you given thought to the DA 55-300. For long work such as the zoo, it would do a fine job for you.
Worth checking it out, as the extra length in comparison to the 50-200 could be a real benefit too you.
08-08-2011, 01:49 AM   #3
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i was considering that, i could shell out for a DA L, but im just really unsure about it! im also worried that these lenses may turn out to not be very good and ill have to get another lens and end up paying more than if i just got a better lens in the first place

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