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04-27-2012, 05:20 PM   #1
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need a zoom lens sigma 50-150 or DA* 50-135

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im thinking of getting zoom and it has come down to the two choices of DA* 50-135 and Sigma 50-150. so if you had the chance get one of these lenses which one would you choose and why. and also which one is better in IQ sharpness and bokeh


04-27-2012, 05:38 PM   #2
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My understanding is that the Sigma is as sharp as the DA* and has that extra reach, but lacks the weather resistance.

Dunno bout bokeh though - the DA* has shown some very lovely photos on this forum, but I haven't seen as many pictures from the Sigma.
04-27-2012, 06:23 PM   #3
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if you can still get sigma 50-150 brand new now, it should be much less expensive than brand new pentax 50-135 right now. so if I would buy one brand new, I would buy sigma 50-150 now.
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well sigma not brand new 2nd hand but its half the price of the DA

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If AF speed is important go for the Sigma.
If weather sealing is important go for the DA*.
04-27-2012, 09:14 PM   #6
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I have and love the 50-150. Tack sharp and faster AF than the 50-135. Both have silent AF. HSM is better than SDM. My workhorse lens and wouldn't change it. WR is irrelevant for 99.9% of my work.

Problem is finding a 50-150, unless you have patience, they do come up on here about once every month or two.

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