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05-27-2010, 08:22 AM   #1
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Why No Twin Kit lens optin for Pentax K-X White (18-55mm & DL 55-300mm)

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i was planning to by K-X White in few weeks but i dont see any twin kit lens option (18-55mm & DL 55-300mm) for White or Navy color K-X i think its a great package if you include it in your list.

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We agree. Kits are usually done through the manufacturer. Unfortunately we are only getting the 55-300 in black finish.


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hi chuck,
thanks for the info. is there any alternative tele lens which i buy separately apart from DA55-300MM ? i saw the price of DA its more than 350$ ! so is there any other cheap tele lens which is almost good as this lens?

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05-28-2010, 06:44 AM   #4
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Sigma or Tamron 70-300 for bigger, Pentax 50-200 for smaller.

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Sigma or Tamron 70-300 for bigger, Pentax 50-200 for smaller.
Hi andrew
which is the best among below:

1. Amazon.com: Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD Macro Zoom Lens for Pentax Digital SLR Cameras:…

2. Amazon.com: Tamron AF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 LD for Pentax Digital SLR Cameras: Electronics

3. Amazon.com: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Telephoto Zoom Lens…

4. Amazon.com: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO Macro Telephoto Zoom…

i am confused with above 4 options can pl tell me which lens will give better quality pics & i do lot of Macro as well as Bird Photography so which one will suite me the best?

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The tamron 70-300mm 1:2 macro is a fine lens for it's price range. Stop down to f8 or so and it is plenty sharp. Not as good as a higher quality piece of glass but what can you expect for a sub $200 lens? The photos in my engagement gallery on my website were mostly shot with the tamron 70-300.
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I have this one 4. Amazon.com: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO Macro Telephoto Zoom… and i am very happy with it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ajaya Quote
hi chuck,
thanks for the info. is there any alternative tele lens which i buy separately apart from DA55-300MM ? i saw the price of DA its more than 350$ ! so is there any other cheap tele lens which is almost good as this lens?

Aj
Hello AJ;

Sigma's 70-300mm f4-5.6 APO DG Macro is one of several tele zoom lenses. It is a compact Apochromatic tele zoom lens incorporating two Special Low Dispersion glass elements in the front lens group, plus one Special Low Dispersion glass element in the rear lens group, to minimize chromatic aberration.



This Tele-Macro Zoom lens is capable of focusing down to 1:2 (half life-size) reproduction ratio at 300mm focal length with superb optical quality. It also has a switch for changeover to macro photography at focal lengths between 200mm and 300mm. The lens materials used in this product are lead and arsenic free ecological glass.



The improved DG lens design corrects for various aberrations. This lens is specially coated to get the best color balance whilst cutting down on ghosting caused by reflections from the digital image sensor.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/396833-REG/Sigma_508109_70_300mm_f_4_5...5981/


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Hello AJ;

Sigma's 70-300mm f4-5.6 APO DG Macro is one of several tele zoom lenses. It is a compact Apochromatic tele zoom lens incorporating two Special Low Dispersion glass elements in the front lens group, plus one Special Low Dispersion glass element in the rear lens group, to minimize chromatic aberration.



This Tele-Macro Zoom lens is capable of focusing down to 1:2 (half life-size) reproduction ratio at 300mm focal length with superb optical quality. It also has a switch for changeover to macro photography at focal lengths between 200mm and 300mm. The lens materials used in this product are lead and arsenic free ecological glass.



The improved DG lens design corrects for various aberrations. This lens is specially coated to get the best color balance whilst cutting down on ghosting caused by reflections from the digital image sensor.

Sigma | 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Autofocus Lens | 508109


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Hello chuck,

Wow thanks for the technical details. It was helpful. I will Definitely buy the Sigma soon..

AJ
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