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09-07-2009, 02:32 AM   #1
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Suggestions Please? Wanting to buy Telephoto Zoom Len....

I have been saving to purchase a telephoto zoom len, and wanted to see what everyone thought was the best options on the market at the moment. It will be a once off purchase, so I want to make sure that I am buying the right one.

I have a K20D and am looking for something like a Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 MACRO HSM. Is this the best option? Do Pentax actually have one at the moment? It will be replacing an old one I bought about ten years ago (Vitacon 100-300 1:5.6-6.7) - i just find its not fast enough!

I actually don't even know much about the HSM technology - so any feedback will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

09-07-2009, 02:56 AM   #2
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What are you wanting to use the tele lens for?
If it's bird pics you'll be wanting something longer. Pentax have a 55-300mm lens that is a decent performer if you want something in that up to 300mm focal range though not as fast as the above Sigma.
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Nature shots for sure, but mainly portrait photography...
09-07-2009, 09:54 AM   #4
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If it's mostly portraits, your best bet is probably the Pentax DA*50-135 - that's a better portrait range on APS-C. Plus the lens is likely to frighten your subjects. Keep your old telezoom for wildlife.

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