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10-03-2011, 12:46 PM   #16
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Dear Pentaxians:

OOPS! Correction. The Kowa lens with 500mm adapter attached comes in at 4.34 lb, almost exactly the same weight as a 50-500mm Bigma. The 500mm f4.5 Sigma is 6.82 lb. = better than a kilogram more. The two 500mm lenses are both are about 3.5 inches longer than a Bigma collapsed to 50mm.The Kowa comes with what appears to be a very long dovetail mount on the rotating tripod mount, which probably adds some ounces to the weight just as a long Arca Swiss plate would add a few ounces to either Sigma.

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Isn't a Pentax scope attached to your camera just the same?
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
Isn't a Pentax scope attached to your camera just the same?

Yeah as I mentioned earlier making scope and telescope adapters is nothing new, but most of these people don't like facts and took what I was saying as bashing the OP.

But this is a bit fancier, it includes the teleconverters built into three different scope adapters Nothing different than dedicated teleconverters like the Pentax 1.4x L and 2x L...
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
The Kowa lens with 500mm adapter attached comes in at 4.34 lb, almost exactly the same weight as a 50-500mm Bigma. The 500mm f4.5 Sigma is 6.82 lb. = better than a kilogram more.
As one would expect the 500 4.5 is faster so therefore bigger glass. If you want slower, aren't concerned with taking a gamble on IQ, want lighter, don't need the AF, and have ruled out the many quality MF 300 2.8s for very reasonable prices then consider this lens.

I am always considering bigger glass. Analyzing the facts; the benefits of the lens don't offset the high price and advantages of the other options out there for me.

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Buy one of A*300 2.8s in the market place which are selling for nothing and get a TC..
Can you please link me too these A*300 f/2.8 you speak of that "are selling for nothing".

Everytime i see them they are around $2000+
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Uuuuuuuuuuuu....both under 2k. Wasn't hard?

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/photographic-equipment-sale/148885-sale-p...worldwide.html

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/photographic-equipment-sale/159921-sale-s...0mm-ed-if.html
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