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12-05-2012, 05:24 PM   #31
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I'm actually debating with myself on weather to buy a Sigma 120-400, a Pentax DA 55-300, or wait next year for the yet to be known DA tele lens. This is so frustrating.

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I'm actually debating with myself on weather to buy a Sigma 120-400, a Pentax DA 55-300, or wait next year for the yet to be known DA tele lens. This is so frustrating.
Maybe my 55-300 isn't great; I've had nothing to compare it to until my 50-135.

At 135mm and cropping it is beating native 300mm.
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I see that you catch my drift.
Yes indeed. The problem is we're as diverse as Nikon/Canon shooters without the vast numbers to make it profitable for Sigma/Tamron to sell a more complete line to us. To be honest, I'm surprised Sigma makes a 300 f2.8 for the k-mount.
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Maybe my 55-300 isn't great; I've had nothing to compare it to until my 50-135.

At 135mm and cropping it is beating native 300mm.
Really? It seems like a big stretch. Do you mean cropping the photos of static objects/landscapes? My plan is to acquire a lens to capture indoor and outdoor events, such as family gatherings, school plays and games. Last on my list are the static objects and landscapes. Do you still think that the 50-135 would beat the native zoom of a 55-300mm?

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Really? It seems like a big stretch. Do you mean cropping the photos of static objects/landscapes? My plan is to acquire a lens to capture indoor and outdoor events, such as family gatherings, school plays and games. Last on my list are the static objects and landscapes. Do you still think that the 50-135 would beat the native zoom of a 55-300mm?
As I said, perhaps my 55-300 is at fault, though I've been very satisfied with what it has produced.

I just think that the 50-135 is so optically superior that it really does make up the lost ground by cropping, at least with my 16MP K-30, when not needing to print/display big.

Certainly, the 55-300 is now being left behind for any future school plays and family gatherings. Outdoor games? Perhaps still the 55-300.
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I have my Sigma 150-500, but a WR 135-400 would be nice.
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