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04-15-2008, 04:47 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Buddha Jones Quote
Call me stupid, but if all things are equal, I would buy the Pentax. My thinking is that the more Pentax sells the more money they have to work with to produce more and better stuff in the long run. I guess I am just a Pentax faithful.
But by buying a Sigma lens for Pentax, you are encouraging Sigma (via marketing statistics) to release more lenses for the K mount.

Either way, as long as it is a K mount we win.

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I guess that is true, but I am learning to put my faith in the optical quality of Pentax, and only Pentax. After I got my two DA* zooms, it was like a drug, I just wanted more. The quality, inside and out, was tops in my book, not to mention the images that it produced.

That and I am not a fan of Sigma, most of their lenses are OK and some even compete but they are all just too damn big. The run of the mill lenses are like 15 pounds and use 108mm filters (slight exageration).
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I didn't have time for a snapshot last night, but here is a the Sigma at 1:1. I included the hood since I wanted to illustrate the worst-case scenario. Sorry about the quality of the picture. The autofocus on my old Canon G-2 is not what it used to be.

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Here are a couple of flower shots taken with the Sigma.

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Most macros are good for macro work. The FA 50 macro is the sharpest 50 of Pentax, not the DFA (slightly lesser in IQ). I would say go for the cheapest. Stopping them down, they would be too close to even tell them apart. Distance work is, however, a different story.

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