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09-14-2010, 09:47 AM   #1
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Hello from Tallahassee, FL

Hi everyone, I just find this forum and then registered.
I am from China.
My first Pentax DSLR is istDL with 18-55, which I love a lot for the small rigid body and the good quality to price ratio(entry level machine with shoulder screen!).
Now I have another K200D with DA17-70 and 55-200.
I used to hiking and trekking and shoot the landscape. But there seems no mountain far as I know it is a good place for wild life photographing here(especially birds). So I am thinking about equip myself with a tele lense. For DA 60-250, Sigma 100-300, 120-400, could you guys give me some suggestions? Thanks in advance!

09-14-2010, 12:30 PM   #2
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Hello and welcome. I also live in Florida and I agree, not much of a mountainous area .
As far as a budget zoom I think the 55-300 is a pretty good deal. I don't have any experience with the Sigma teles but I'm sure you will find answers here.


09-14-2010, 01:15 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum.
For birding you'll need a lot of reach, at least 300mm, and so for the most value for money (and when shooting in decent light), the DA 55-300 really is the way to go. Any other option will be vastly more expensive (DA* 300, Sigma 100-300/120-400/50-500/150-500).

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