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07-19-2007, 07:51 PM   #16
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Oh, by the way, since I got the Pentax 50-200mm, I use the Sigma 70-300 APO much less. I find I need to increase the contrast to +3 on the Sigma at the long end. The Pentax seems to have slightly better IQ over the common FL. No quasi-macro, however, and less reach obviously - but about 1/2 the size. The 70-300 will make you the center of attention when it is extended to over 10" :-)

Here is my informal comparison test (includes the Sigma 18-50 f2.8 non-macro).

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Further to my earlier advice, I, too, have the Pentax DA 50-200 and would definitely use that more than the Tamron I spoke of. I bought the Tamron chiefly for the Macro facility, but for the occasional need for the bit extra reach.
Then I suppose a 1.4x telecon with the 50-200 would provide that anyway, if your that way inclined.
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What about the Tamron AF 70x300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2 ? I have one and use it all the time, payed less than 200 for it new.
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Sorry I missed the other replies. I have had the Sigma 70-300 APO lens for a couple days and am quite satisfied with the results of just random things. though I will have to wait until the weekend to give it a good try on things like birds and such

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The Sigma 70-300 apo macro dg is good (at least my copy). I updated to the F*300/4.5 because the sigma can't take a TC.

A new Sigma is about 240 a second hand F* or FA* 300 goes between 600 and 750 euro (1euro=1.4 USD)

The Tamron adaptall 300/5.6 is rather sharp but MF.


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