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02-03-2008, 07:43 PM   #1
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Hello from Elmhurst, Illinois - USA

Hello all,

I've been shooting with Pentax for over 30 years. Made the move to digital with the K10D. Hope Pentax supports its users better than in the past!

Right now I'm looking at a "Bigma", the 50-500 Sigma. Price is keeping me from jumping on this right away - that and mixed reviews of Sigma lenses in general. Many have said be ready to return bad ones until you get the right one. Is it really that bad?

I remember when I would buy a Tokina (Rest In Peace...) and be thrilled with the quality.
Is this due to Chinese manufacturing?


Well, I'm on board now. Hope I didn't ruffle any feathers!


02-03-2008, 09:00 PM   #2
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I tried the Sigma 170-500 and found it way too soft at the long end. I went back to my SMCP-M 400/5.6 and am much happier with the results.

PS Welcome! I've been in Elmhurst. I lived and worked in the Chicago area from 2000-2004.

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