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06-05-2012, 06:47 AM   #1
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Lens I'm looking at for my K-5

So I bought my K-5 2 weeks ago and I took the small kit with the 18-55 WR lense which I though would be handy to have for days with bad weather which is something quite usual here in Quebec.

I found out quite quick that I need a zoom now because it's good for portrait and landscape but I'm limited.

I though I'd buy the following lens over the next couple of months and I wanted to know If I'm off with my choice :

1st would be the 55-300 pentax lens. Light zoom that delivery good quality pictures for a very decent price

2nd the SMC Pentax-DA* 55mm F1.4 SDM for better brokeh and shots without having to use the flash. Seems to be an amazing lens for portrait.

3rd the Sigma 70-200 HSM OS version for sports, kids playing and pics inside where the light isn't the best.

I though with these lens I'd be able to cover most needs. I'm still not sure about the sigma. Tamron 70-200 seems to give better IQ but the AF isn't close to the sigma for sports and interior shots so I'm not sure.

Any recommendations on lens I should look for? Maybe other lens that would cost less and provide just as good performances?


06-05-2012, 08:51 AM   #2
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you will find everyone has a different might want to check out this discussion to see what people are using the lens for and which one are not...good luck
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Since you plan on getting the 55-300 you could look at the DA* 50-135 2.8 instead of the Sigma 70-200.

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