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03-28-2008, 02:48 PM   #16
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why is 1k too much?
the canon 70-200 w/ IS is about that much

although i would be more interested if it was cheaper

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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
why is 1k too much?
the canon 70-200 w/ IS is about that much

although i would be more interested if it was cheaper
f/2.8 vs f/4 IS vs no IS (at least in lens)

It should be cheaper. under $700 street would be the right price for this lens. We'll see if it is.
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why is 1k too much?
the canon 70-200 w/ IS is about that much

although i would be more interested if it was cheaper
It wouldnt be too much if it were as well-built and as good optically as the 70-200 IS f4. Besides, the image stabilitation in lens add some bucks to the equation. I would expect a dumb 900USD MSRP that will instantly become a 600-700 USD online price.
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Sigma 100-300/4 is MSRP: $1300.00 USD
i think pentax would be MSPR ~$1099.00 USD

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Wellif you already have the 50-135mm, would you go for the 60-250mm, skip the 200mm and get the 300mm? Or get the 200mm and skip the 60-250mm and get the 300mm?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Zack Quote
So it appears that these 2 are now going on sale in Japan this weekend. I would guess we'll see them in the US within a month??? That 55-300 looks good I sure hope it performs well.

You'll have to scroll the pages for each lens but the release dates are in red by each:
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Just thought I'd mention those dates are pretty solid, Matsuiyastore has the DA*300 for sale now ($1,648.00 USD). High price there though.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Buddha Jones Quote
Wellif you already have the 50-135mm, would you go for the 60-250mm, skip the 200mm and get the 300mm? Or get the 200mm and skip the 60-250mm and get the 300mm?
in the same boat, seems like the 50-135 should be a better performer in its range than the 60-250 in which case I would skip the 60-250 and get the 200 and 300. BUT what if the 60-250 outperforms the 50-135. do you ditch the 50-135 get the 60-250 and the 300...we shall see how the 60-250 performs i guess. (Also i am not sure if the 60-250 is a f2.8 or an f4, guessing its an f4)
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Peter, thanks for that announcement!

Unforunately I did not find the lenses in Taiwan at all. These lenses supposed to be around within few days from Japanese official release date here

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Wellif you already have the 50-135mm, would you go for the 60-250mm, skip the 200mm and get the 300mm? Or get the 200mm and skip the 60-250mm and get the 300mm?
I am intending to get both!

50-135 for wedding or events.


60-250 for a general purpose walk around
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Roentarre, I'm with you on both. But I don't feel the burning need yet since I have the Sigma 70-200 f2.8 ( I think you have this as well). The Sigma and 50-135 are both around the same size although the Sigma is heavier. First priority is a K20D though (I've got 8 paid shoots lined up for this year so far and want the new body before it gets too busy). The K10D will stay in the bag with the *istD as backup units.

I'm dreaming but I'd really like a 150(or 200) to 400mm F2.8/3.5 DA* SDM. For me that would be a near perfect lens. Add a matched 1.5/2TC and I'd pay $2500 or so for that.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Zack Quote
Roentarre, I'm with you on both. But I don't feel the burning need yet since I have the Sigma 70-200 f2.8 ( I think you have this as well). The Sigma and 50-135 are both around the same size although the Sigma is heavier. First priority is a K20D though (I've got 8 paid shoots lined up for this year so far and want the new body before it gets too busy). The K10D will stay in the bag with the *istD as backup units.

I'm dreaming but I'd really like a 150(or 200) to 400mm F2.8/3.5 DA* SDM. For me that would be a near perfect lens. Add a matched 1.5/2TC and I'd pay $2500 or so for that.
I already sold sigma 70-200 f2.8 already. Now I am having a big gap of focal range which does not need to be filled urgently. I am taking my pace as I either use 300mm or the normal view focal length much more.

I might need something around 200mm for stage/theatre shots. Especially I get small income from restaurant bar, snapping shots for musicians like jazz singer, saxophone players or bands. I felt guilty to contemplate on Canon 200mm f2L IS since it would be the ideal thing to use in that environment as Da* 200mm f2.8 is just not bright enough.


I have the same dream as you for a Da* 400mm f2.8 SDM. Yes, the key word is SDM! I would end up put some of my saving into this lens. My mortgage is finally paid off. hehe

You got 9 paid shootings lined up? Wow, that is amazing. I wished I got that many fun jobs lining up. It would be great to expand that area of photography after my exam in July.

k20d is definitely an amazing camera. Since most people claimed there were no differences between k10d and k20d. It is all in the images and the difference is big. For people doing protraits, the difference is really obvious when you own it. Even with landscape, the dynamic range is so much better that I had not been using RAW at all! JPEGS have been good enough.

I am waiting for more lenses to be announced.

The most interesting lens for me is Da* 55mm f1.4!!!!!! I am an addict for 50mm supremes!
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