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05-22-2012, 11:29 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Buschmaster Quote
My 40mm does just fine for indoors. If I got another indoor lens it would be a normal zoom. Something like the 17-50 or 17-70 range.

From what I've been reading, I think the best one for me may be the Sigma 70-200mm HSM OS HD IX PO MN OA LMNOP, I just need to find one at a reasonable price.
that's a very nice lens (though reasonable is not one of the terms I would describe it with)

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Ha! Ain't that the truth. I would HAVE to find it used and it would have to be a good deal.

But it's AF is really a ton faster than the Tamron or Pentax isn't it? That's what basically everything I was reading said, and that's kinda the main thing I'm looking for in this particular lens purchase.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Buschmaster Quote
My 40mm does just fine for indoors.
Sorry, forgot about that. But then you don't need to worry about the 50mm of the 50-135 (or even 70mm of the 70-200).
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QuoteOriginally posted by Buschmaster Quote
Ha! Ain't that the truth. I would HAVE to find it used and it would have to be a good deal.

But it's AF is really a ton faster than the Tamron or Pentax isn't it? That's what basically everything I was reading said, and that's kinda the main thing I'm looking for in this particular lens purchase.
If I was going to continue doing the Event coverage I was doing it would actually be at the top of my list (to supplement my 24-70, second on my list would be upgrading the 24-70 to the hsm unit (and bot are FF so it covers future use) the 12-24 has been on my list for some time as well (i was waiting for the wr version they released in canikon sigma mount that is supposed to come in Pentax sooner or later)
Since scaling back the event coverage though i find myself shooting primes almost exclusively, so my priority list is changing (I have lot's of primes but none aside from the DA14 are af)

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I just remembered the old camera and lens archive collection I have at my disposal...

Ok, so I have...

Tamron SP 35-210 1:3.5-4.2
Tamron SP 28-80 1:3.5-4.2
Tamron SP 28-135 1:4-4.5

All Adaptall 2 lenses in good condition, with filters on them even. Unfortunately I don't have the Adaptall 2-> K-Mount, but it may be worth getting. Then I can practice with these manual focus babies for a little while.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Buschmaster Quote
I just remembered the old camera and lens archive collection I have at my disposal...

Ok, so I have...

Tamron SP 35-210 1:3.5-4.2
Tamron SP 28-80 1:3.5-4.2
Tamron SP 28-135 1:4-4.5

All Adaptall 2 lenses in good condition, with filters on them even. Unfortunately I don't have the Adaptall 2-> K-Mount, but it may be worth getting. Then I can practice with these manual focus babies for a little while.
Well manual focus won't likely help with focus speed lol, but it may stave off the urger to spend big bucks for a while
there are a couple on fleabay in the $80- $100 range (original adaptall are half that but no A position)
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Well manual focus won't likely help with focus speed lol, but it may stave off the urger to spend big bucks for a while
there are a couple on fleabay in the $80- $100 range (original adaptall are half that but no A position)
Oh I definitely know that, but it may help me improve while using MF. At $80-$100 it'd be cheaper to just find another MF lens, though.
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Oh I definitely know that, but it may help me improve while using MF. At $80-$100 it'd be cheaper to just find another MF lens, though.
yeah but try and find 3 for that price

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yeah but try and find 3 for that price
Well, sure. But really only the one could fulfill the purpose I want it to.

The other two are somewhat redundant in my line-up.
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I have the tamron af 90/2.8 macro and use it alot as multi purpose. Also the sigma 105/2.8 af macro as same use. Both are plastic build, but cheap and good. I like the tamron better, may be i am used 85 focal, but 105 is a bit tight, while 90 covers half portraits with 2-3 steps closer. Both has limit focus switch, screw drive, ok outdoor use. Both are cheaper the da100 macro.
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I have the tamron af 90/2.8 macro and use it alot as multi purpose. Also the sigma 105/2.8 af macro as same use. Both are plastic build, but cheap and good. I like the tamron better, may be i am used 85 focal, but 105 is a bit tight, while 90 covers half portraits with 2-3 steps closer. Both has limit focus switch, screw drive, ok outdoor use. Both are cheaper the da100 macro.
In your experience how much does the focus limiter actually help with AF speed?
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I have the K20D and D FA 100/2.8 WR and have used it to shoot indoor soccer once. Unfortunately I was on the net side which makes autofocus difficult. I used it at 2.8 and it was fast enough. The autofocus is slow but I have learned with quick shift lenses that you can get close using QS then nail it with the AF. Of course it is a WR lens. Of course the focal length you need to use for sports depends on where you can get in relation to the field. What's the sport?, if you are shooting a particular player what position do they play? Good luck in finding that Sigma 70-200/2.8 at a good price? I'm thinking of a 70-200 now, I'll probably go Tamron since I can get a new one with a long warranty. I've used Optec Rainsleeves successfully before.
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I'm not even sure the Tamron is slow, it's just that everything I read about the Sigma talked about just how fast it really is. Perhaps the Tamron at a fair price would be good.

I'm going back and forth so much, not entirely sure what the best solution for me would be. I mean, I do know what I want, it's just if my bank account wants me to have it
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QuoteOriginally posted by Buschmaster Quote
I'm not even sure the Tamron is slow, it's just that everything I read about the Sigma talked about just how fast it really is. Perhaps the Tamron at a fair price would be good.

I'm going back and forth so much, not entirely sure what the best solution for me would be. I mean, I do know what I want, it's just if my bank account wants me to have it
I know what you mean.
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With focus limiter, focus speed is at least double. The close distance is about double focus throw. I rather say three time faster with limiter for a normal portrait. Both sigma and tamron has same speed. Half portrait, i use f4-5.6 to give background context. For objects, f8.
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