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12-10-2019, 09:15 AM   #1
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My bride is gifting me a new lens for Christmas. I'm looking for a telephoto, zoom, beginning at 150 power. Any suggestions?


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12-10-2019, 09:26 AM   #2
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Pentax DA 150-450mm f:4.5-5.6.
12-10-2019, 10:57 AM   #3
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Thanks

Will take a look at that one.
12-10-2019, 10:57 AM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by westbygodvirginia Quote
I'm looking for a telephoto, zoom, beginning at 150 power.
QuoteOriginally posted by DWS1 Quote
Pentax DA 150-450mm f:4.5-5.6.

It's as if the lens was purpose made just for you......

12-10-2019, 12:27 PM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by westbygodvirginia Quote
I'm looking for a telephoto, zoom, beginning at 150 power.
150 power: is that 150mm focal length or 150X magnification? Big difference in price. How rich is your bride?
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It depends on what you want to do with the lens, how much money you can spend, what camera you are using, how large and heavy yuo can tolerate, etc.

Macro : Irix 150mm macro

Consumer zoom : Pentax 55-300mm

Pro zoom : Pentax 150-450mm

Pro primes : Pentax DA 200mm and 300mm

Absurd prime : Pentax DA 560mm
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I would agree with the Pentax 150-450 recommendation. Its range starts at 150 mm and it is a telephoto zoom lens.
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irix 150 macro

Icelandic photo expedition/tour!

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Thanks to All

Now that I have suggestions, I'll get the prices and see how much she wants to cut loose with. She's into cars and condos with her retirement funds.....

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So, have her get a condo in Iceland (or another appropriate photo shoot location)!
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I quite like my 55-300PLM for focus speed and clarity.
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