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05-07-2008, 09:30 PM   #1
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should i wait

was about to order the da*50-135 and came across the tamron 70-200 2.8
do you think i should wait or go ahead and order the pentax
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QuoteOriginally posted by dafiryde Quote
was about to order the da*50-135 and came across the tamron 70-200 2.8
do you think i should wait or go ahead and order the pentax
Dave
I vote for the DA* 50-135. It is hard to beat.
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Did you considered the new DA 55-300? I know they are very different lenses and purposes but I was about to buy DA* also and now I am quite undecided after seeing some pictures taken by the DA.

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If you're not sure - more research! (Not much is worse than being disappointed after a large purchase)

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The Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 looks appealing too.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dafiryde Quote
was about to order the da*50-135 and came across the tamron 70-200 2.8
do you think i should wait or go ahead and order the pentax
Dave
I wait ...
Tested DA* and found great IQ overall, great construction, weather sealing but High CA wide open and that it is prone to flare in extreme conditions (the last is nearly show stopper for my kind of photography but I bet it isn't for most people).
Now I have a Sigma 50-150 for testing but my preliminary findings say it's very Soft wide open and has high CA also.
Sigma 70-200 and Tamron 70-200 are next to try when available.

However note that if you follow my lead, you won't have a tele-zoom for at least 5 months (I start to have depravation syndrome already)

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the 50-135mm was tobe my next purchase until i noted the tamron and sigma 70-200 mm were due out. I'm still waiting.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ivoire Quote
the 50-135mm was tobe my next purchase until i noted the tamron and sigma 70-200 mm were due out. I'm still waiting.
Sigma 70-200 will be a manual focus lens on your K100D. Tamron and Pentax won't.

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