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06-03-2009, 07:00 PM   #1
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300mm Primes

Looking to make an investment on a few lenses and was curious about the 300mm primes.

It is for Golf photography, so there should be plenty of light available. As of now, I have been leaning towards the DA* F4 300mm but was wondering how much more the 2.8 is going to give me. Can the extra cost be justified knowing that the f4 is going to produce some great images.

Also, I was going to pair the other camera with the Sigma 70-200mm 2.8. It seems only logical to carry a zoom lens and a nice prime together to allow for enough flexibility.

My main concern is the 300mm, so what do you guys think? Is that the right choice, or would the 2.8 suit the job better?

06-04-2009, 01:09 AM   #2
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Hello.

I recently purchased a FA*300 f4.5 and I think it is a brilliant lens. I thought also about the f2.8 but it is very expensive for my economy at the moment. I am still thinking about getting one sometime in the "near" future, because having such a fast lens makes possible using TC (if you need 500mm or 600mm) and still having a nice f5.6 or so.

In the meantime, did you check the thread below? it may help you on your decision:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/55946-300mm-pl...ng-lenses.html
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