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01-23-2010, 08:51 PM   #1
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BIG ZOOM FOR K20D

I'm looking for a big lens for my k20d.I do all types of subject matter especially nature and sports and would like to have a decent "fast"lens in the $1000-$2000 price range.The feedback on the Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 isn't too bad and it's only around $1000.It's a heavy lens but a lot of people like it.The lenses that i have for my k20 are 18-55 Pentax - 18-250 Pentax- 70-300 quantaray which isn't too bad for the money--$149. The moon shot was taken with the quantaray-hand held at 1/750 f9.5 ISO800.Pentaxians are knowledgeable people and i will be looking forward to your suggestions. charliezap


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01-23-2010, 09:01 PM   #2
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Many people have that Bigma, but it is big, and not especially "fast".

The current Pentax 300/4 is about $1200 last time I looked, so getting something faster/longer in your price range is probably a remote chance, even on the used market.
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Fast One?

Then theres that pentax 300mm f2.8 + 2 TC's goin on ebay, last I looked it was up to
$1001, Sounds too good to be true.
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I'm supposing you want a large range zoom rather than just long telephoto. The Bigma comes to mind, as above, although there are other lenses that are a little 'faster' but don't have the same zoom range.

Sigma's 100-300, 120-400 and 150-500 come to mind - check the third party lens database for more info...

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