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02-14-2016, 09:53 PM - 2 Likes   #1
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Tennis with Sigma 70-200 HSM II

Hi All.

If you do not go to DPReview here are some of my Australian Open 2016 tennis shots with the K3:
Enjoy!

Howie Be


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02-14-2016, 10:59 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by howieb101 Quote
Hi All.

If you do not go to DPReview here are some of my Australian Open 2016 tennis shots with the K3:
Enjoy!

Howie Be
OMG!! What awesome sports photography. Well done, very well done.

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Nice work. Good seats
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QuoteOriginally posted by howieb101 Quote
Hi All.

If you do not go to DPReview here are some of my Australian Open 2016 tennis shots with the K3:
Enjoy!

Howie Be
Totally unacceptable images - not shot with FF gear!

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Were you sitting with the ballboys? I wouldn't think the 200mm would have the reach for these shots. Some great photos!
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Were you sitting with the ballboys? I wouldn't think the 200mm would have the reach for these shots. Some great photos!
Well, usually about 3-4 rows from the front.

The advantage of aps-c is undeniable for telephoto use. 200 becomes 300mm, so I'm not complaining.

Also, spectators are limited to 200mm at Oz Open.

Anyway, I hope this helps encourage other Pentaxians to try out some action photography.

Howie Be]

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Totally unacceptable images - not shot with FF gear!
I'll get a full frame eventually but aps-c is great for telephoto use.
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QuoteOriginally posted by howieb101 Quote
Well, usually about 3-4 rows from the front.

The advantage of aps-c is undeniable for telephoto use. 200 becomes 300mm, so I'm not complaining.

Also, spectators are limited to 200mm at Oz Open.
Silly rule. You should borrow a Q next time. Not only because tiny cameras on beefy lenses look awesome, but you get to turn that 200mm limit into an effective 920mm (or 1120mm for the older models). Take that FF touting spectators!
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I am very tempted by an f2.8 70-200 FF lens, and the Sigma is particularly attractive. My only concern is that the bokeh looks very busy and unattractive in some shots that I have seen (not the tennis shots). The (much cheaper) Tamron seems better in that regard, though Tamron handling is a pain. The upcoming Pentax 70-200 looks superb, but very expensive.

The OP has done very well with his Australian Open gallery. Clearly, the Sigma is worthy of full consideration. It is very hard to find in K-mount these days though.

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yeah, nice work, love the tennis
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QuoteOriginally posted by Paul the Sunman Quote
The upcoming Pentax 70-200 looks superb, but very expensive.
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If it's pricing history is anything like the 150-450, it should drop in price by about 30% in about 6 months. I know that after experiencing this on my 150-450 I will not be an early adapter of the 70-200 lens. I spent $2,250 for my 150-450. Seeing it some $550 cheaper today smarts a bit. Once burned, twice learned.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gaweidert Quote
If it's pricing history is anything like the 150-450, it should drop in price by about 30% in about 6 months.
I expect so too. This might be especially true if Sigma or Tamron start producing their excellent 70-200 f2.8 lenses in K-mount again once the Pentax FF comes out.

But there is one thing I don't understand. The Pentax has 3 fewer elements than the Sigma, 1 fewer groups, no in-built shake reduction ... but is still 325 grams heavier! One can usually rely on Sigma to build a lens with no regard for weight, but Pentax have outdone them this time. Not very Pentax-like.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Paul the Sunman Quote
I expect so too. This might be especially true if Sigma or Tamron start producing their excellent 70-200 f2.8 lenses in K-mount again once the Pentax FF comes out.

But there is one thing I don't understand. The Pentax has 3 fewer elements than the Sigma, 1 fewer groups, no in-built shake reduction ... but is still 325 grams heavier! One can usually rely on Sigma to build a lens with no regard for weight, but Pentax have outdone them this time. Not very Pentax-like.

I think that the weight difference is related to weather sealing and an overall more robust assembly. It is one heck of a lens, but these price drops have ticked me off a bit. I got mine at 9% off list. Never envisioned it dropping so low.
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