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05-23-2008, 02:16 PM   #1
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Which lense for the birds...

Seen so many intresting birds in the back yard, every time I take a picture it comes out awful blurry..

I really need a great awsome reach lense but which one. So many hard to choose.

I was thinking about the New 300 DA SMC * lense from pentax. or maybe the Bigma. 50 500. there is so many choices which one... Do anyone here have some sample photos and advice to help me out...

The best results, cost between 1200 or 1500.

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05-23-2008, 02:24 PM   #2
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Super Takumar 150mm - 50$
Annoying bird on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

SMC-M 200mm - 50$
Passer montanus on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

S-M-C Takumar 300mm - 100$
Backyard crow on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zewrak Quote
Unfortunately the prices you quoted has all trippled recently.

05-24-2008, 06:38 AM   #5
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It's all a matter of getting close, but assuming yoou want a "long" lens check my posts that are linked in a similar thread

There are a lot of options, used, and new, MF and AF.

it's all a matter of what you are willing to spend, and how you value the maximum focal length against speed
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just to name a few:

inexpensive: tamron, tokina or sigma mirror lens in 400mm, 500mm, or 600mm, tamron or sigma 70-300mm, pentax 50-200mm, pentax 55-300mm

more expensive: sigma or tamron 70-200mm f2.8 (due out soon), pentax 50-135mm (now has $100 rebate) pentax 200mm, pentax 300mm, sigma 100-300mm

check this on ebay: smc Pentax FA * 300mm f/4.5 ED IF Exc+ - eBay (item 160242079671 end time May-25-08 22:30:00 PDT)

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