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06-27-2012, 02:25 AM   #1
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Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED (Used) or Sigma 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM (New)


I own Pentax A 35-105mm f/3.5, Pentax A 35-70mm f/4, Pentax M 50mm f/1.4 and Pentax DAL 18-55mm kit lens for my Pentax K-x body. I decided to expand my range and eying at Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED (Used) or Sigma 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM (New). I can buy new Sigma 50-200 for 18,00 Japanese Yen or used Pentax 50-200mm for 10,000 Japanese yen. But I don't have enough information for make a choice. I expect a little help from you guys.

Thank you.

PS: As an additional option, I can go for a Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG MACRO for 13,000 JPY.

06-27-2012, 04:20 AM   #2
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Have you looked in the lens review section on this site yet?


SMC Pentax-DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED Reviews - DA Zoom Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

Sigma 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM Lens Reviews - Sigma Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database

Seems like the Sigma (if its the model you are looking at) is well liked.

By the way I have just got a Pentax M 50mm f/1.4 too and I am absolutely loving it!

06-27-2012, 04:45 AM   #3
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Hi Jonathan,
Yes, I have already read those reviews. But it's sort of difficult to choose once using the given information. So I am expecting to get an advice from one who has enough experience on both lenses.

Thank you for the reply.

PS: Ah.. yes... It's a fantastic lens. Bit have to get used to focus properly. And I found that it's quite soft at the wide open.

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