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01-29-2019, 08:56 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by rogerstg Quote
You probably should have led with that.
See post above, listing the lenses, at the bottom of the post:


1. Tamron Adaptall-2 SPs 60-300 and 70-210; both good MF macro lenses, as well as great TP zooms;
2. SMC Pentax-DA L 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED;
3. SMC Pentax-DA 50mm F1.8;
4. SMC Pentax-DA L 18-50mm F4-5.6 DC WR RE
5. Vivitar 28mm wide-angle, f/2.8
6. 28mm f/2.8 Promaster Spectrum 7
7. Sigma Super-Wide II 24mm f/2.8
8. Tamron 55BB 500mm mirror
9. Takumar 55mm f/1.8
10. Soligor 450mm f/8
11. Tamron SP 28-75mm f/2.8
12. SMC Pentax-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR
13. SMC Pentax-DA L 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED WR

The places where I seem to be lacking are a good ultra-wide angle prime or zoom and an AF macro;

I plan to sell # 4, 5, 9, 12, and 13, soon, to free up some home space.

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You may want to try looking at the Marketplace for some deals though that would mean you won't be using the gift certificate.
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If you are getting rid of those listed above, the Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC HSM (not the OS version) is a much better lens (its in the Current Zoom Lenses in this forum) . I replaced my Pentax zoom kit lenses in that range, very similar to what you are looking to get rid of, with this and it is an awesome upgrade. You can probably get a good copy for between $220 and $300 in the Marketplace or elsewhere.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jawats Quote
I'm planning on selling the 18-55, as it's too slow. I want a zoom for indoor use, and the 18-50 doesn't really get me there in darker fluorescent, etc. The 10-20 is 3.5, but the 17-50 is 2.8 across, and that seems like it would give me much better indoor / low light performance.
If I was comparing the 10-20 and 17-50, I wouldn't be considering 3.5 vs 2.8 (which imo is a wash, given you would have to stop down on both anyway). They are very different focal lengths.

But if you're really looking for better indoor low-light (handheld?) performance what you might need is a better camera? The newer models like the KP and K1 – allow you to shoot at much much higher ISOs (so you'll get a faster shutter), and will far exceed what you will get with a 3.5 vs 2.8 aperture difference. Or consider getting into flash photography

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Hi Jawats

Are no Pentax lenses sold at the camera store or is the gift voucher only for Sigma lenses ?

Wide for your money either DA 15 or if in budget DA 12 - 24 or the Sigma 10 - 20

I'd want to keep the 55 tak but thats just me

So many choices and its easy spending other peoples money

Pity you can't cash in the voucher and buy here from the market place when what you want becomes available...yep they do especially after waiting you buy something else.

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01-29-2019, 06:40 PM   #21
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Hi Jawats

Are no Pentax lenses sold at the camera store or is the gift voucher only for Sigma lenses ?

Wide for your money either DA 15 or if in budget DA 12 - 24 or the Sigma 10 - 20

I'd want to keep the 55 tak but thats just me

So many choices and its easy spending other peoples money

Pity you can't cash in the voucher and buy here from the market place when what you want becomes available...yep they do especially after waiting you buy something else.

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Dave,

The lens choices there are limited for Pentax. The choices other than various Sigma options are:

  1. Pentax DA-L 18-55
  2. Pentax 50-200
  3. Pentax 18-35 f/4 - 5.6
  4. Pentax 55-300 f/4-5.8

That's it for _any_ other K-Mounts, other than a wide variety of Sigma lenses.

I may just buy a Sigma that has the best rate of return, and sell it immediately.
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Hi Jawats
I see ..slim pickings

Pick the Sigma you want to use...or.....the Sigma to resell
I'd go for the one to use...less hassle in having to sell....but thats just me

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Hi Jawats
I see ..slim pickings

Pick the Sigma you want to use...or.....the Sigma to resell
I'd go for the one to use...less hassle in having to sell....but thats just me

Dave
Dave,

I think, in the end, you're right. I could always try to bargain them down from $6,999 for the Sigma 800mm f/5.6 prime...but I have my doubts they'd go for it. :P

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Dave,

I think, in the end, you're right. I could always try to bargain them down from $6,999 for the Sigma 800mm f/5.6 prime...but I have my doubts they'd go for it. :P
Hi Jawats

So you have a personnel carrier at your disposal for that Sigma 800mm..

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Hi Jawats

So you have a personnel carrier at your disposal for that Sigma 800mm..

Dave
The older two are 12 and 14. It's time they learned to pull / haul some weight around here. :P
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The older two are 12 and 14. It's time they learned to pull / haul some weight around here. :P
Hi Jawats

But whats cheaper the gas for the personnel carrier or the food for the 12 & 14 yr olds ?

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Nothing against the 17-50, but as Rogerstg mentioned, you seemed to have that range covered.

A prime like the DA50/1.8 is still faster (and lighter) than a zoom, which of course is more versatile.
My pick would be a prime (obviously for me the fast 20/1.8 since i have the 70), but many would pick the 10-20.


There is no wrong pick among the 4 choices.


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Hi Jawats

But whats cheaper the gas for the personnel carrier or the food for the 12 & 14 yr olds ?

Dave
Good question. However, then 12/14 will need to be fed regardless. :P
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You could always wait for some discounts and get maybe an 18-35/1.8 (although they're known to fail sometimes). All the light you'll ever need.
I would keep the 55/1.8 and get an appropriate film body to go with it.
I'd only jump on the 20/1.8 if I knew I was getting a FF or film body to go with it.
Another option would be to negotiate the gift card with someone who's looking to buy something they have and get something completely different.

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