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05-19-2012, 05:55 PM   #16
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Anybody use this guy on the K-5...heard it got some kind of award and it's only $200.00

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Lens for Pentax AF AF017P700

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I thought the 55-300 was pretty good for the price and size. In terms of performance, I like the Sigma 100-300/4 better but it's substantially bigger & heavier.
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QuoteOriginally posted by SuperK5 Quote
Anybody use this guy on the K-5...heard it got some kind of award and it's only $200.00

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Lens for Pentax AF AF017P700
I had the Quantaray version of it. the lens was pretty sharp, as in pixel peeping sharp even at the long end, but has some purple fringing. Still, I'd recommend it.
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I also had a 55-300mm that I wasn't satisfied with so I returned it. I ended up getting an older FA 100-300mm f4.7-5.8 lens that turned out to be sharper and cost less. Focus speed and noise are pretty close to the same - maybe just a little faster af.

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