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11-11-2020, 05:41 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by VSTAR Quote
Welcome to PF.
Where in Canada are u?
What do you want to photograph with the telephoto? What are your interests? Sports, people, ??
Regards, David, Toronto
Hi David,

I'm in Calgary.

Mostly landscapes. No sports. Occasional portrait shot.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ngrover Quote
Just saying hi!

Recently sold my Sony A6000 and related "stuff" and picked up a K-3 II and K-5 II.

The K-3 II has the same sensor as the A6000, but the experience with each camera is completely different. I LOVE the way the Pentax works/feels etc.

I'm also really happy with my lens selection so far:

Sigma 10-20 F/3.5
Sigma 17-50 F/2.8
Rokinon 8mm fisheye

I'm lacking a good telephoto zoom. I find this the hardest lens to buy for Pentax. I have an old Minolta 70-210 F/4 "Beercan" which I love(d)! It was cheap, sharp, and well built. Pentax doesn't seem to have an equivalent. The cheaper Tamron and Sigmas get less-than-stellar reviews, and anything better is either rare or costs an arm-and-a-leg. Suggestions welcome! The Sigma 50-150 looks nice but people seem to want $600ish which I think is a lot.

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Welcome to the forum! I read in a lot of posts that the Pentax HD DA 55-300 PLM is a very good lens, but you might like to consider an all-rounder such as the 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM which represents great value for money. Although Sigma have stopped manufacturing lenses for Pentax cameras, there are still some new ones about online as well as plenty of second hand ones.


not just here in the forum but in general

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11-23-2020, 01:06 AM   #23
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QuoteOriginally posted by ngrover Quote
Just saying hi!

Recently sold my Sony A6000 and related "stuff" and picked up a K-3 II and K-5 II.

The K-3 II has the same sensor as the A6000, but the experience with each camera is completely different. I LOVE the way the Pentax works/feels etc.

I'm also really happy with my lens selection so far:

Sigma 10-20 F/3.5
Sigma 17-50 F/2.8
Rokinon 8mm fisheye

I'm lacking a good telephoto zoom. I find this the hardest lens to buy for Pentax. I have an old Minolta 70-210 F/4 "Beercan" which I love(d)! It was cheap, sharp, and well built. Pentax doesn't seem to have an equivalent.
The D FA 70-210mm f/4 has been released. "Cheap" is always in the eye of the beer (can) holder.

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The cheaper Tamron and Sigmas get less-than-stellar reviews, and anything better is either rare or costs an arm-and-a-leg. Suggestions welcome! The Sigma 50-150 looks nice but people seem to want $600ish which I think is a lot.

Happy to be here!
If the 50-150 tickles you, consider the Pentax 50-135 or the not-much-talked-about 50-200mm for a very affordable option - screwdrive, good colour rendition, but not optically brilliant in other aspects. You should be able to find it used for under $100, and it might help you decide what exactly you want from a telezoom - i.e. larger aperture (70-210/4 or 70-200/2.8) or more reach (one of the 55-300 options, or even the 150-450).

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Welcome to the forum and enjoy your Pentax bodies !
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Welcome to PFs! I would suggest you either one of the Pentax 55-300s (the PLM is superb but won't work on your K-5II other than wide open) or the excellent Tamron 70-200/2.8 you can find quite easily...
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