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10-03-2012, 03:23 AM   #16
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10-03-2012, 03:53 AM   #17
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Short, Fast Tele?

Hello Monkadelicd,
A couple of recommendations for you, the Pentax M 100mm f/2.8, this is a manual aperture, manual focus lens, but if you shoot wide-open, the lack of "Auto" aperture won't come into play. These run about $125-$175 used in good condition. My version is tack-sharp and easy to focus.
The Pentax A 135mm f2.8 is an auto-aperture, manual focus lens, again takes very sharp and clean photos. A good used version will be about $250-$300.
Both these teles are small and light enough to hand hold at a reasonable shutter speed, i.e. 1/100s or so. If you shoot much slower, you're liable to get subject motion blur anyway.
You might also check into these focal lengths in an auto-focus version (Pentax F, FA or DA) but the price will be much higher.
Good Luck!
10-05-2012, 09:39 AM   #18
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There's also the Tokina AT-X 60-120/2.8 if you can track one down. Much more manageable size & weight than the 80-200/2.8 and could still be long enough for your needs.

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