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04-04-2010, 01:13 AM   #1
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PENTAX vs TAMRON ZOOM LENSE?

I am going to B&H on my birthday at the end of this month to buy a zoom lenses . Which zoom lenses is better Pentax 50-135mm 2.8 or Tamron70-200mmzoom lenses?

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I have not got either of these lenses but my heart would say go for the pentax. My wallet may say go for the tamron. But hey it's your birthday treat yourself.
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Both lenses grade out highly in the PF lens reviews (disregard the one dope who gave the Tamron a 3 because he bought a damaged one, used). They are very different lenses, though, and so to my mind not comparable.

The Tammy is about 50% larger and heavier.
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I think they are both excellent lenses. Just remember that the focal lengths are quite different. The Pentax is quite a bit wider and shorter. So, it depends on what you are shooting. To me, the Pentax is the perfect performance/portrait/short tele range, but I would rather have that 50-70mm range rather than the 135-200mm. If you are shooting sports and are farther away from the action, the 70-200 would probably be better.

The Pentax also has weather sealing and SDM (not certain that is a plus), while the Tamron will be quite a bit noisier focusing.

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Better for what?
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Thank you all Pentaxian for the comments.
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