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10-29-2011, 11:41 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by mokey Quote
FYI, I got the 60-250, and I LOVE IT! Now I just have to decide if I want to keep the 50-135!
It's almost two months since you posted. Did you decide? I have the 16-50, 50-135 and the 60-250, and I cannot imagine taking the 50-135 out of the mix.

10-29-2011, 01:17 PM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by Yonnie Quote
It's almost two months since you posted. Did you decide? I have the 16-50, 50-135 and the 60-250, and I cannot imagine taking the 50-135 out of the mix.
Hey, Yonnie. Can you tell me why you could not imagine taking the 50-135 out of the mix? Reason I ask... I'm a 50-135 owner who would like the extra reach of the 60-250, but I might have to sell the former to get the latter. Tell me why I need both, and maybe I'll start selling body parts to pay for the 60-250.

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QuoteOriginally posted by germar Quote
Hey, Yonnie. Can you tell me why you could not imagine taking the 50-135 out of the mix? Reason I ask... I'm a 50-135 owner who would like the extra reach of the 60-250, but I might have to sell the former to get the latter. Tell me why I need both, and maybe I'll start selling body parts to pay for the 60-250.

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I think the 50-135 is primarily used for event photography such as weddings in which the extra reach is not as important as a faster lens in that situation. IMO the 60-250 will still be good just not as nice as the 50-135.
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Aleonx3 is right, Germar. There are plenty of situations where I don't need the reach but the speed. Granted, that isn't as much of an issue with the addition of the K-5; however, there are occasions (e.g., portrait work and covering smaller venues) where the 50-135 simply is more convenient to use.

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I sold my DA*60-250 since I have Sigma 70-200mm/f2.8 EX DG HSM OS and the two are to much the same. I still like the redition of the Pentax lens more, But I'm sometimes in places where I just need the option for f3.2 or f3.5 (I'm not impressed with F2.8).

Since I now miss some on the long end and also still are on fields where I can use f4 so, I'm going to pick-up DA*300mm/f4 tomorrow morning.
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You're creating a problem for yourself, Ron. They are both fairly heavy (solid!), sharp and have a WOW! factor. So you'll have to decide which one to take on any shoot. It'll drive you nuts.
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I haven't regretted getting my 60-250 for a second. While I'm currently carrying the kit lens or a the 18-135 zoom, the ultimate plan is to carry the 21 ltd DA 35 macro and the FA 50 1.7. The DA*60-250 has convinced me it's prime quality in every comparison I've done. I can't seem to find a zoom in the low end that's anything like the two primes I own (21ltd and FA 50) The 21 ltd in particular is just special.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
I sold my DA*60-250 since I have Sigma 70-200mm/f2.8 EX DG HSM OS and the two are to much the same. I still like the redition of the Pentax lens more, But I'm sometimes in places where I just need the option for f3.2 or f3.5 (I'm not impressed with F2.8).

Since I now miss some on the long end and also still are on fields where I can use f4 so, I'm going to pick-up DA*300mm/f4 tomorrow morning.
The LBA hasn't solidly gripped you, You need them all even if they are about the same.

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Well I hope to get 120-300mm/f2.8 or from Pentax in future DA*135-270mm/f2.8 to complement the set-up.

The lens is coming on monday, did a mistake in my planning.

When it rains I take the 300mm. When the field is big I take the 300. When the light is poor I take the 70-200. I have two body's so I can even take them both.

I do similar with taking either DA*55mm or FA*85mm. In rain I leave the 85 at home, on a small indoor place I take the 55 with me.
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