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07-28-2013, 08:45 PM   #1
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Hi, I am new to Pentax

Hi Guy, I am new to Pentax. Jump ship from Canon to pentax as loving the unique of Pentax. Currently doing survey on 3rd party lenses. Please feel free to share with me you experiences as well as scores for the lenses.
Currently Lens own:

Tokina 17-35 F4
Tamron 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 VC Macro
Sigma 28mm F1.8 Aspherical II - return to vendor as autofocus out of function
Sigma 28mm F1.8 EX DG Aspherical DG Macro - Yet received from Vendor which replacement on above lens.
Tamron 17-50mm F2.8 - Just sold last couple month back
Tokina 11-16mm - Just sold last couple month back

07-28-2013, 09:35 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by terence4y Quote
Sigma 28mm F1.8 EX DG Aspherical DG Macro - Yet received from Vendor which replacement on above lens.
Great lens.

Sorry to hear that you had trouble with your first copy. If you get a good one, you'll love the close focusing abilities and the much more than decent bokeh. It gets brutally sharp as well. It is one of my most used primes.

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Tamron 17-50mm F2.8 - Just sold last couple month back
This lens has a very good reputation.

I've never used one and believe there are some lemon copies around, but the good reputation must be based on something.
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I have the Sigma 28mm Macro - great lens, not small. I find it very useful indoors since it's pretty fast and wide. It also looks great on a K-5.
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Welcome, don't jump keep both systems and pick the best from both depending on the job in hand.

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