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08-08-2012, 10:23 AM   #1
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hey, I am a noob and have been searching around on this site for what seems like forever. I am looking for more reach and dont know what to get so I thought I would ask for some help. I ltake pictures of wildlife, Bears, eagles, rams etc... What I have is a pentax K100 with a tamaron 70-210 lens. I have been looking at the 300mm lenses but it doesn't look like there is that much of a reach difference. I dont have thousands of dollars to spend so the Sigma lenses 400mm plus are out of my reach. I am looking at a used 400mm prime sigma lens on ebay for $200. Would this be a good way for me to go? Any help would be great. Thanks John

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A 400mm sigma lens for 200? Must be a manual focus lens.. that's a pretty good price to get to 400mm.
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Yes it is a manual focus lens.
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The DAL 55-300 is also a fair choice and easily used hand-held. That 400mm manual focus Sigma sounds pretty tempting, though. Is it in the lens database? You might want to consider some of the mirror lenses, though they have their own issues.

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