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01-08-2010, 06:48 PM   #1
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150mm macro

Does anybody know why Pentax does not make a 150mm macro lens?
Does anybody have any suggestions as to what would be a good one to purchase?
How is the 100mm macro for those that use it?
I ask because I have a 50 but it's great if i am up close which does not work for insects most of the time. I took to using the 75-300 and it seems to work okay but would like to be able to have an alternative lens for insect shooting this coming summer.

01-08-2010, 07:09 PM   #2
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the best is sigma 150\2.8. highly recomend
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QuoteOriginally posted by artemapei Quote
the best is sigma 150\2.8. highly recomend
I don't think it is available in pentax mount, is it ?
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Yes it is.
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That's the 105mm, not the 150mm.
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That's the 105 - I don't think the 150 is available in Pentax mount. I think the 180 is, though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pcarfan Quote
I don't think it is available in pentax mount, is it ?
Wish it was
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I have emailed Sigma UK on 5 different occasions in the last 18 months asking if the 150mm will be produced in a Pentax mount. Each time they have replied saying that Sigma Japan have confirmed they will be making it but have no time scale. Obviously they are not in a hurry

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Oh man would that be awesome!!!
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yeatzee Oh man would that be awesome!!!
It sure would--I am waiting for this lens.

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Mike.P® I have emailed Sigma UK on 5 different occasions in the last 18 months asking if the 150mm will be produced in a Pentax mount. Each time they have replied saying that Sigma Japan have confirmed they will be making it but have no time scale. Obviously they are not in a hurry
There is a plan to make it available in Pentax mount--be patient, good things take time.

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jsherman: That's the 105 - I don't think the 150 is available in Pentax mount. I think the 180 is, though.
You are right about the 150 J, but it looks like the 180 Siggy has been discontinued in Pentax mount. See, for example, here

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