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11-22-2009, 11:21 PM   #1
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Lens advice for the K200D

Got my K200D body last week from a forum member..
Im thinking of getting the Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 on ebay
at "Matsuiyastore" but read some posts that it has a front focus
issue with the K200D. I ask the store seller about the issue with the K200D
he replied "the one in my store are no problems".
Has anyone here have the 17-50mm working with the K200D?
any advice pls?

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indeed this has been discussed a lot.
i didn't quite get if it's only a minor front or back focusing issue only visible when pixel peeping (which by the way it may happen with other lenses including original pentax) or a serious issue which makes it hard to use AF with this lens.
i also don't know how do the sigma or (more expensive) pentax compare with tamron as far as front or back focusing.

have a look at this thread to get some more ideas

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/78950-help-k20...n-17-50-a.html
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QuoteOriginally posted by giorgio Quote
indeed this has been discussed a lot.
i didn't quite get if it's only a minor front or back focusing issue only visible when pixel peeping (which by the way it may happen with other lenses including original pentax) or a serious issue which makes it hard to use AF with this lens.
i also don't know how do the sigma or (more expensive) pentax compare with tamron as far as front or back focusing.

have a look at this thread to get some more ideas

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/78950-help-k20...n-17-50-a.html
thanks for the link giorgio, i'm also in the market for a lens upgrade and i was considering this tamron...
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Personally, if I were to replace the kit lens with another zoom, I'd go with the DA 16-45mm or if I had the funds, the DA 17-70mm. That said, I'm not to keen on zooms.

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Well the tamron is constant f2.8.. 17-70mm are f4 which cost more.. im thinking about the DA 16-45 , the sigma 18-50mm 2.8 or the tamron 28-75mm 2.8
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