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03-02-2009, 11:58 AM   #1
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Best short FAST zoom lens for K100 Super

I am on the market for the best short zoom lens for my K100 Super. I need the best alternative for indoors, low to medium light situations, mostly portraits shooting. That's the reason I need it fast F4 is not gonna cut it. There are many lenses available but what would you recommend?
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QuoteOriginally posted by audio_mad Quote
I am on the market for the best short zoom lens for my K100 Super. I need the best alternative for indoors, low to medium light situations, mostly portraits shooting. That's the reason I need it fast F4 is not gonna cut it. There are many lenses available but what would you recommend?
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Portraits, eh? Is f/3.5 good enough? PENTAX-A 35-105 f/3.5 (constant aperture) is excellent, I hear.

Also, Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 HSM is available at Henry's...for 1400 CAD. But...

If you're indoors, then maybe, you don't even want a zoom!
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QuoteOriginally posted by audio_mad Quote
I am on the market for the best short zoom lens for my K100 Super. I need the best alternative for indoors, low to medium light situations, mostly portraits shooting. That's the reason I need it fast F4 is not gonna cut it. There are many lenses available but what would you recommend?
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For zooms, I highly recommend Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 and it excels for portraits. I can count on it in wide open shots in f/2.8 for indoor. I have done portraits | fireworks | weddings with the zoom.

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If 28mm is wide enough for you, the tamron 28-75mm f2.8 is a nice lens and I got mine for about $340 USD


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