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05-25-2012, 03:35 AM   #46
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Throw the dog and take photos of the frisbee

Anyone suggested the Tamron 2.8/70-200 yet? It solves some of your problems and would get you a major step up at fairly low cost.

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QuoteOriginally posted by zapp Quote
Throw the dog and take photos of the frisbee

Anyone suggested the Tamron 2.8/70-200 yet? It solves some of your problems and would get you a major step up at fairly low cost.
Definitely. The 70-200 lenses were discussed and seem like a great fit.
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I just scanned through the thread, and didn't see anybody mention the Sigma 50-150mm f2.8. It seems like it would be the perfect fit for you, since it has the fast constant 2.8 aperture you want, and it's a very quick focusing lens with its silent HSM AF motor. It is also a great focal length range for outdoor activities on APS-C. I also find mine very useful for shooting my daughters' dance recitals indoors.

The lens has been discontinued, so it can be kind of hard to find, but there's actually one for sale now in the Marketplace, and there's another one on eBay listed as a no-reserve auction ending in a couple days. Right now it's only at $629. If it ends anywhere near that price, it would be a bargain for such a great lens. This is the first one listed on eBay in almost a year. Here's a link to the auction:

*RARE* for PENTAX - Sigma 50-150mm F2.8 EX DC APO HSM II | eBay

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Thanks for the suggestion!

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