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07-18-2013, 02:44 AM   #1
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New lens added to kit (DA* 60-250)

Very excited today, just took delivery of my new

DA* 60-250 F4 SDM to couple up with my K30.

Spent a lot of time considering this purchase before dropping the cash, looked at the Sigma and Tamron 70-200 2.8s but for my mind the DA* won out. Pics to follow.

Thoughts anyone?

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I'm sure you'll love it.
Personally, I sold my DA*60-250 on and kept my Sigma 70-200/2.8, but it depends on how and what you shoot.
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I bought Sandy's lens. I'm continually impressed by this lens.
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I bought Sandy's lens. I'm continually impressed by this lens.
Glad to hear it mate

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What do you folks find yourself using the 60-250mm for? I purchased 50-135mm some time ago because I didn't think I would need the extra reach, but LBA whispers that a longer, fast-ish lens would be handy!
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QuoteOriginally posted by LowVoltage Quote
What do you folks find yourself using the 60-250mm for? I purchased 50-135mm some time ago because I didn't think I would need the extra reach, but LBA whispers that a longer, fast-ish lens would be handy!
Sigma/Tamron 70-200/2.8, or DA*300.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LowVoltage Quote
What do you folks find yourself using the 60-250mm for? I purchased 50-135mm some time ago because I didn't think I would need the extra reach, but LBA whispers that a longer, fast-ish lens would be handy!
I use mine for Domestic Violence Surveillance:

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I also spent a lot of time considering between the Pentax 60-250 and Sigma 70-200, I've just taken delivery of the Sigma an hour ago.

My first choice was also the Pentax, but the Sigma won out in the end because of price (270 cheaper), the two position optical stabilisation (in particular the setting to use for panning), one stop faster, and the fact that I've seen some great images taken with this lens as well.

I suspect the Pentax edges it in terms of image quality, but for my intended uses such as motorsport, the OS in panning mode is likely to be beneficial.

Well, I'll find out this weekend - fingers crossed I've made the right decision. :-)

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QuoteOriginally posted by LowVoltage Quote
What do you folks find yourself using the 60-250mm for? I purchased 50-135mm some time ago because I didn't think I would need the extra reach, but LBA whispers that a longer, fast-ish lens would be handy!
For me it was the other way around. I've had the 60-250 for 1,5 years and wanted something lighter, faster and shorter so I bought the 50-135 yesterday. I've taken so many great shots with the 60-250 that I'm not afraid it would be out of action because of the new lens.

For me the 50-135 is for street and events and the 60-250 for nature. Few 60-250 samples @ 250 mm:



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Id love the DA60-250 for landscape and outdoor but it is too heavy to take on my bycicle or trekking. Not to forget, too expensive too...
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Id love the DA60-250 for landscape and outdoor but it is too heavy to take on my bicycle or trekking. Not to forget, too expensive too...
Then the DA55-300 is tailor made for you.
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DA* 60-250 is an amazing lens. Yes. It is a bit bulky and pricy but it is sharp.



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I use mine for Domestic Violence Surveillance:
Awesome pic...that's what I'm talking about.
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One of the key things for me in selecting the DA* over the Sigma was the weather sealing.

Looking forward to getting out over the weekend and seeing what it can do.
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Then the DA55-300 is tailor made for you.
If just consumer zooms were a bit better wide open... I do have the FA80-320 that I consider quite similar to the DA55-300 so I cant justify the investment. Expect for quickshift perhaps and non rotating front element... I am waiting for the WR version

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