Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
10-22-2011, 02:02 AM   #1
New Member




Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 8
Anyone know about sigma 55-200!!!

Anyone have or know about sigma 55-200!!! im really interesting in one! Do you think is a good choice for the price? advices?


thanks guys!

10-22-2011, 02:06 AM   #2
Administrator
Site Webmaster
Adam's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 49,600
Yes!!!

Sigma 55-200mm F4-5.6 DC (AF Lens) Lens Reviews - Sigma Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database

It's a legacy lens. You'll be much better off with the Pentax 55-300mm: Pentax-DA L 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED Reviews - DA L Zoom Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

Adam
PentaxForums.com Webmaster (Site Usage Guide | Site Help | My Photography)



PentaxForums.com server and development costs are user-supported. You can help cover these costs by donating. Or, buy your photo gear from our affiliates, Adorama, B&H Photo, KEH, or Topaz Labs, and get FREE Marketplace access - click here to see how! Trusted Pentax retailers:

10-22-2011, 02:13 AM   #3
New Member




Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 8
Original Poster
Thanks a lot for your fast! reply!!! pentax 55-300 looks like really nice! and in the review is really awesome! much better than 55-200! I have to look for a good deal! hehe. Im open for more advice!!!!


thanks again
nacho
10-22-2011, 02:19 AM   #4
Administrator
Site Webmaster
Adam's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 49,600
It's definitely a winner, see also our in depth review: Pentax-DA 55-300mm Review - Introduction


Adam
PentaxForums.com Webmaster (Site Usage Guide | Site Help | My Photography)



PentaxForums.com server and development costs are user-supported. You can help cover these costs by donating. Or, buy your photo gear from our affiliates, Adorama, B&H Photo, KEH, or Topaz Labs, and get FREE Marketplace access - click here to see how! Trusted Pentax retailers:

10-22-2011, 02:21 AM   #5
New Member




Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 8
Original Poster
Do you think can i found a interesting bargain with this lens? is much better and much expensive than sigma 55-200! hehehe


thanks mate
10-22-2011, 09:43 AM   #6
New Member




Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 8
Original Poster
i was looking for information and i saw this links:


Pentax SMC DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED
Pentax SMC DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
Pentax-DA L 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED Reviews - DA L Zoom Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

Sigma AF 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC
Sigma AF 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC - Review / Lab Test Report

Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS
Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS Lens Reviews - Sigma Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database


If you read the reviews youŽll think that the best choice for quality/price is one of this.....probably pentax 55-300 but in one of the both reviews is not good for this item.
10-23-2011, 06:29 AM   #7
Forum Member




Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Haifa, Israel
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 74
I own the Sigma DC 55-200 and I love it. It's an underrated unknown gem for the price. It is surprisingly sharp all the way and even wide open.

Back when I bought it I also considered the DA 50-200 and Sigma/Tamron 70-300s.
Based on reviews and forum posts, it seemed to me that the 55-200 had the best IQ. The DA 50-200 was often reported as being soft off-center and especially wide-open. Someone in a Canon forum compared the DC to a Canon equivalent lens, with favorable results for the Sigma. On top of that, the Sigma was considerably cheaper than the competition - dirt cheap at $150 (vs $220 for the DA at the time).

Like I said, I am very satisfied. I get very good results, convenient zoom range, surprisingly good macros at 200mm with a good diopter, and in a light and compact form.

The DC 55-200 is in fact discontinued, replaced by the DC 50-200 OS. If the new lens is as good (with the additional benefit of OS), then it is simply a steal.
10-23-2011, 07:09 AM   #8
New Member




Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 8
Original Poster
thanks a lot for all your replys!!! finaly i think my best option quality-price (if i found a good price) is sigma 55-200, now only have to wait found it cheap!!! hehe, IŽll be waiting!!!

thanks a lot to all!!!

10-23-2011, 08:20 AM   #9
Forum Member




Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Haifa, Israel
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 74
I'll add that I bought the DC 55-200 way before the DA 55-300 existed. Today, the DA 55-300 is certainly a viable choice (with a terrific range and reportedly good IQ), but at a significantly higher price level.
For good value, you may consider getting the cheaper version DA-L 55-300 (has plastic mount, no quick-shift, and no hood included). It can be bought only 2nd-hand because it is sold new only as part of a K-x/K-r kit.

But again, if FL beyond 200mm is not a priority, you should really try the Sigma 50-200 OS. If it's as good as the original 55-200, then it's an amazing value. You can get it new today for $160. That's ridiculous.
10-23-2011, 11:21 AM   #10
New Member




Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 8
Original Poster
I just buy in ebay a really cheap lens to wait for a good bargain (sigma 55-200 or pentax 55-300)I didnŽt have tele, but now for 14 euros can wait! (Super Travenar MC Auto Tele Zoom f4.5 80-200mm) i supose is not good but i saw a pair of pics and its not the worst! in ebay is a bid but is sigma for canon, but i think is complicated adapt the canon lens to pentax. It finish in 1 hour.

thanks
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
k-mount, pentax lens, sigma, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sigma 18-250 vs Tamron 18-200 vs Sigma 18-200 5150ds Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 19 04-11-2011 05:00 PM
Tamron 70-200 f2.8 vs Sigma 70-200 f2.8 In Low Light Christopher M.W.T Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 8 11-23-2009 03:57 PM
Tammy 70-200 versus Sigma 70-200 mi2nc Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 24 11-19-2009 12:47 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:59 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top