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11-04-2008, 02:59 AM   #1
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Pentax equivalent of a 100-400 L

I was wondering if there was a Pentax tele out there that matches the flexibility of a 100-400L and quality of optics?

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I agonized over wanting something like that. Initially I tried Sigma's 135-400, but didn't get great results. I then bought a Tamron 300mm f/2.8 and loved it, but it's too heavy and the fixed focal length is a bother at times. I finally settled on a Sigma 100-300mm f/4 paired with a Tamron 1.4x TC when I need the extra length. This is a brilliantly sharp lens, good even wide open.
Recently took this with the lens and TC:
(click on the photo to go to the flickr page with exif info available)


More images taken with this lens are here: Flickr: siderean's stuff tagged with sigmaapo100300mmf4exdghsm
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Don, will you bring that to Toronto Meeting IV? hehe
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Oops, I guess if we are going to High Park then all those photos are a bit if a preview of the outing :-)

If I make it out I'll be bringing the lens for sure.

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Cool, would love to try it out can i? *-*
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Ack, on second thought, I might hope for birds and bring the Tamron 300mm with my 2x TC. Tell you what, if the lens doesn't make it to outing, perhaps we can arrange a mini-meetup so you can give it a try :-)
Cheers, Don
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