Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
05-16-2017, 05:27 AM   #1
New Member




Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 13
Tamron 70-200 for portrait

Good day.
At the moment, I have a Tamron 90mm 2.8 that I'm using as a Portrait lens...
The problem is that on my K-30 is long for full body ... But perfect for head and shoulder ...
My question is if it is better buy a Tamron 70-200 (today at 600 euro, on my budget) and use it as Portrait (and full body) lens.
Is it better 50-135 ?
Thanks

05-16-2017, 05:43 AM - 1 Like   #2
Pentaxian
Kozlok's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Albuquerque
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,803
If you think 90 is much too long, 70 is only 20% wider. In this case, the 50-135 is probably better for you.

The Tamron 70-200 is a great lens, though. Of course, so is the 50-135.

A much cheaper alternative is the DA50/1.8. Then you'll know if 50 is the right length.
05-16-2017, 06:29 AM   #3
New Member




Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Vungtau
Posts: 19
Da*50-135 and tamron 70-200 which better? I mean sharpness, bokeh?
05-16-2017, 07:06 AM   #4
Pentaxian
Kozlok's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Albuquerque
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,803
QuoteOriginally posted by Namsanvt Quote
Da*50-135 and tamron 70-200 which better? I mean sharpness, bokeh?
They are both amazing. Neither is really "better".

05-16-2017, 08:46 AM   #5
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Shelton, CT
Photos: Albums
Posts: 48
I agree with Kozlok. If 90 is too long why go with the 70-200 F2.8. The 50-135 f2.8 seems like it would be better for portrait work and it is lighter. Then there is also the Sigma 50-150 if you need a little more reach.

Just my 2 cents
05-16-2017, 01:05 PM   #6
Veteran Member
fwbigd's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Fort Worth TX
Posts: 319
If your going to continue shooting with the K-30 go with the Pentax 50-135mm with a watchful eye on the SMD motor...they have been known to fail. If your considering up grading to a FF in the future go with the Tamron...it is a great portrait lens. The attached file was shot with the Tamron 70-200 on a K-1
Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX K-1  Photo 
05-16-2017, 04:52 PM   #7
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: May 2014
Location: Minnesota
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,369
On a cropped camera I wouldn't get anything over 105mm equivalent unless you like zooming-back with your feet.
05-16-2017, 06:08 PM   #8
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
clackers's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Melbourne
Photos: Albums
Posts: 9,183
For half and full body shots and pictures of more than one person, you have lots of choices - 20-40, 16-50, 18-55, et al zooms, and primes like the FA31 and DA35 macro.



05-17-2017, 07:00 AM   #9
Pentaxian
Top banana's Avatar

Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 331
i love my tamron 70-200 f2.8 and although I purchased it mainly for motorsport use it is great for portrait work as well - here are a few from my K3 with this lens..







another wonderful lens for portraits is the SMC-K 28mm f3.5 but they are difficult to find and quite pricey but can deliver stunning results...

Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
body, photography, portrait, tamron
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pentax 70-200 F/2.8 & Tamron 70-200 F/2.8 ???? Gold Coast Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 7 08-10-2016 09:00 PM
Lens tests on K-1 : 15-30, 24-70, 70-200, 31, 43, 77, 100 Macro, 28-70 and 80-200 Mistral75 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 14 06-28-2016 11:46 AM
Dfa 70 200 vs tamron 70 200 sjyoon20904 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 22 03-23-2016 04:05 PM
tamron 70-200 f/2.8 vs pentax 70-200 f/2.8 hadi Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 25 03-12-2016 06:38 AM
For Sale - Sold: Pentax FA 100-300, FA 70-200, M 28mm; Sigma EX 28-70, Apo 70-300; Tamron Di LD 70-300 stillnk Sold Items 17 04-08-2012 11:39 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:32 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top