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05-15-2007, 01:53 PM   #1
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DA 50-200, should I?

I called a few local camera shops today to get a ballpark figure for a trade in price for a K1000 I recently won on ebay. Both said if it's in good shape < which it is > they may go as high as $80.00 for it. I already have a Tamron 70-300 LD DI, if you were in my situation, and could get up to $80.00 off of the DA50-200, would you?

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The 50-200 is a pretty good lens though the Tamron covers most of the range so you are not gaining much versatility. Getting a 16-45 would be perhaps more useful unless you have and want to keep the kit lens. If so, then the 10-17 is a fun choice...
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When I was in the market for a telephoto zoom, I was looking at the Tamron 70-300m and the DA 50-200mm.

I ended up choosing the DA 50-200mm mainly because it takes 52mm filters just like the kit lens, and it's also only slightly larger than the kit lens. The two lenses complement each other very well and are very easy to pack. The 50mm wide end of the lens also makes it a usable walkaround lens for me.

You could always get the DA 50-200mm and sell off the one that you like less.
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Well, I also need a tripod, so maybe I'll use the trade in for that !! I've been looking online and drooling over a few, lol, So maybe I should just go ahead and get one, and get it over with !!

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