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09-03-2014, 07:54 PM   #1
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K Mount lenses with Image Stabilization?

I know that pentax cameras have in body stabilization (great for my old lenses!) but it just doesn't cut the mustard when I want to do hand held video with my k-01. I know they have like mounts to wear or I could use a monopod but that usually isn't a very usable solution so I'm looking for a good lens with built in IS for a semi reasonable price. I've looked on google but I seemed to only pick up some telephoto zoom lenses which wouldn't be too useful for this purpose.

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Sigma 17-70 F2.8-4, the older pre-C version has IS. I think the new Contemporary version does too.
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Sigma 17-70 F2.8-4, the older pre-C version has IS. I think the new Contemporary version does too.
Excellent range on it, I'm gonna have to save up I guess!
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QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
Sigma 17-70 F2.8-4, the older pre-C version has IS. I think the new Contemporary version does too.
I have ver 1 ( the original) F2.8-4.5 does not have OS, ver 2 HSM F2.8-4.0 did have OS and was sold for rather short time in Pentax mount , I have "C " the latest one and does not have OS, is much smaller and lighter than ver 2 , very close in size to ver 1

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I have ver 1 ( the original) F2.8-4.5 does not have OS, ver 2 HSM F2.8-4.0 did have OS and was sold for rather short time in Pentax mount , I have "C " the latest one and does not have OS, is much smaller and lighter than ver 2 , very close in size to ver 1
So it might be a bit difficult to track down? Are there any other options?
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for video, use a monopod (if there's no ground to set it on, clip a pouch to your belt and seat the foot in that), hang a counterweight off the camera body to smooth your motions, or consider a shoulder-mount rig. there isn't an in-camera or in-lens shake reduction system that won't result in garbage footage
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QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
I think the new Contemporary version does too.
Nope...The Pentax and Sony versions lack in-lens OS.


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QuoteOriginally posted by ZombieArmy Quote
I know that pentax cameras have in body stabilization (great for my old lenses!) but it just doesn't cut the mustard when I want to do hand held video with my k-01. I know they have like mounts to wear or I could use a monopod but that usually isn't a very usable solution so I'm looking for a good lens with built in IS for a semi reasonable price. I've looked on google but I seemed to only pick up some telephoto zoom lenses which wouldn't be too useful for this purpose.
For a short period of time, Sigma OS lenses for Pentax actually had the OS. Yes, they'll be hard to track down, but you should be able to find stabilized 17-50's and 70-200's.


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Nope...The Pentax and Sony versions lack in-lens OS.


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That sucks. OP - looks like you'll have to find the pre-Contemporary one specifically. It is the 2.8-4 HSM, not the 2.8-4.5.
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I had that Sigma 17-70 mm f/2.8 - 4. It had/has OS but frankly it only gave about another half stop over the in-camera stabilization in my K-5. Hardly worth the effort to hunt down a used one.
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I had that Sigma 17-70 mm f/2.8 - 4. It had/has OS but frankly it only gave about another half stop over the in-camera stabilization in my K-5. Hardly worth the effort to hunt down a used one.
He has a k-01 with digital stabilization in video mode, as opposed to sensor stabilization on the k-5. That's why he wants OS.
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