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09-19-2013, 11:47 PM   #16

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QuoteOriginally posted by VisualDarkness Quote
It's not only the newest Sigma 70-200 that is really fast, older ones like my 70-200/2.8 HSM II Macro are probably just as fast.
According to what I've heard from multiple sports shooters on this forum, this isn't the case. The latest model is reportedly significantly faster.

09-19-2013, 11:52 PM   #17
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I upgrade from K200 to K5, great!
but later I get another K5IIs, awesome!

So I suggest you get the K5IIs.

The only thing I missed of the K200 is, the color of CCD sensor....
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lautrec Quote
Two questions really - first for shooting indoor sports would my da 70mm 2.4 prime lens photos be as good as a larger zoom if I crop them?
DA 70mm can be used for indoor sports, but the field of view is restricted and depending on what you want to shoot it can work pretty ok. Indoor sports = terrible lighting and its hard to freeze the ball and retain decent sharpness in the image as you are shooting at high ISO

Photos below: The first two pics are with a DA 70 [the first one is moderately cropped, the second one is mildly cropped] The last one is a DA* 50-135 mildly cropped and a preset applied to give it an old world look. All shot with the first version of K5

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Lautrec, I hope you're still paying attention to this thread. Psychdoc's post above perfectly illustrates the benefits of upgrading to the K-5 series: high ISO performance. As I've mentioned before, I had/have a K200D for several years, and often I had to shoot a basketball or volleyball game at the indoor gym. With a max ISO of 1600 and the kit lens, it was virtually impossible to both freeze the action and retain sharpness with the K200D. But as I've also mentioned, with my K-5ii, an ISO of 1600 is perfectly usable; even 3200 is usable; therefore, freezing action at the indoor gym, even with the kit lens, is much, much easier than with the K200D.

So if you're real question is, "Should I spend money on a DA 70mm but I would be shooting on a K200D? OR Should I upgrade to the K-5 series but be forced to shoot a kit lens?" My answer would be this: Upgrading to the K-5 series will improve almost every shot you take, but it's gain in ISO performance will allow you to shoot faster and more accurately while freezing the action, improving EVERY shot you take inside. Even with a kit lens, the improvement of the K-5 series over the K200D is significant enough to make that the first priority. That is, the shots from a K-5 series that relies on ISO, such as those by psychdoc, will be vastly superior to those of the K200D. Now, if ISO is not a factor (you're taking shots outside during a sunny day), then the DA 70 on a K200D should be good.


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