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03-27-2008, 06:14 AM   #1
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DA* 50-135 and Pentax 1.7TC

Does anyone have any expereince with this combo ? I am really leaning towards this lens as there are so many great reviews on it, but it is a littl short. I have longer lens so why worry , well cause I can haha. Pictures would be great. How is the AF ? Does SDM work ?

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I posted about the combo a few days ago:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/23579-test-da-...rick-wall.html
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Wow missed that one and I did seach ! Not bad ... thanks for the link. I think the TC would make it no better than other lens I have in that range (18-250 and Bigma) ... albiet a little more subbtle than the Bigma ...

I am soooooo torn. I think I would prefer the 16-50 but concerned over bad copy then again I might just take the plunge as most places have a resonable return policy and now a recelty announce 17-70 ! (Nikon and Cannon just released a 17-85 now at f2.8 or even f4 that would be my dream lens!)

Thanks again.
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If you go to the Tamron TC thread from a few days ago you will find a pic I posted using the 1.7 with a DA* 200 on a K20. I think you could expect similar IQ from the 50-135, which is definitely in the very good range.........go for it!

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