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02-24-2014, 06:15 AM   #1
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Next lens for my K-5

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Have the hd 20-40mm with my k-5. I love it. Looking for a longer lens for kids playing outside and sports. If I get a tamron 70-200, da 60-250 or sigma 70-200 am I going to really miss out on the 40-60/70mm that I won't have? If I am, what is the lens that I should get. Cost is not really a factor. Just looking for the best eq.

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QuoteOriginally posted by mblaszczyk Quote
Help!
Have the hd 20-40mm with my k-5. I love it. Looking for a longer lens for kids playing outside and sports. If I get a tamron 70-200, da 60-250 or sigma 70-200 am I going to really miss out on the 40-60/70mm that I won't have? If I am, what is the lens that I should get. Cost is not really a factor. Just looking for the best eq.
I think you should find FA 28-70 it's like 42- 105 on DSLR so you can buy tamron or sigma lens with out miss 40-60/70mm, it's cost round 75-100
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Da* 50-135????
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I don't think the jump from 40 to 70 is all that bad. Think about the FA primes, they jump from 31 to 43 to 77, and folks walk around with just those. That said, you are still missing a very fast lens. Maybe pick up an old manual focus 50/1.4. They are loads of fun. I also like the Sigma 30/1.4.

Also, I'm a huge fan of my Tamron 70-200. The close focus ability really is very useful for me.

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the 60-250 for outdoor? Go for it!
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Thanks for the help, maybe a 50 or 70 prime? Any suggestions. Also I like the macro of the tamron, but the weather proofing of the da* looks good too.
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If you can swing it - 60-25 and just get a nifty fifty prime - FA 50 1.4, for example. Problem solved
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+1 for the 60-250

This was a recent one with decent light in rainy weather: (He's not moving as fast as kids can but close!)



K-5iis + DA* 60-250 @ 250 ISO 80 - f/4 - 1/2000 secs

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There is no gap between 40 and 60/70 !
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bagga_Txips Quote
Da* 50-135????

+1 for this one. While my kids were playing sports in high school I attended tons of games - everything from soccer to baseball to tennis - and I'll bet 75% - 80% of my shots were taken with that lens. The beauty of kids sports are that you can almost always get close enough (even in high school) that 135mm is enough reach. I can probably count on two hands the number of times I needed to pull out the 55-300 for "extra" reach.
And the 50-135 is plenty fast enough for almost all the action. It's a little heavy - but nothing you can't get used to - especially given the quality of shots it produces.

Good luck,

Tim
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QuoteOriginally posted by halfspin Quote
+1 for the 60-250

This was a recent one with decent light in rainy weather: (He's not moving as fast as kids can but close!)



K-5iis + DA* 60-250 @ 250 ISO 80 - f/4 - 1/2000 secs
Stunning picture. Great capture - and the lens is wide open, too... That's what I aspire to be able to do.
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I chose the DA* 60-250 when confronted with the same choice. I haven't used it very much, but it has not disappointed me either when I did. Also, its All-Weather, which is important when taking kids to outdoor sports.
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