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03-12-2012, 05:53 AM   #1
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Zoom Lens Roller Derby

Hi All,

I have recently started doing a lot of photography for roller derby and am investigating what lens to get.

I currently have a 70-300mm sigma. But the f-stop is nothing special so looking for something in the F2.8 range for example.
Just want some advice and opinions on what to get.

Lens I am considering:

Sigma 70-200mm F2.8
Tokina 80-200mm F2.8 - these are hard to find and I am keen to know more about them - ie. manual and auto versions available?
Pentax 50-135mm F2.8 (on the more expensive side, especially the DA*)
Tamron 70-200mm F2.8

And other brands or similar lens I could use?

Also would comparing:
Sigma 17-70mm F2.8
Tamron 24-75mm F2.8

03-12-2012, 07:02 AM   #2
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Theres a good review comparing several f2.8 zooms on the site here:
Fast Sports Zoom Lenses for Pentax - 70-200mm Sigma & Tamron - PentaxForums.com
03-12-2012, 07:12 PM   #3
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Thanks Docrwm.
I had a look at the article and it is very good. Suprised that the Sigma comes out with a better rating than the Pentax lens. I find generally Pentax lens are more expensive. It seems for top quality the DA* range would be the way to go - but vastly more expensive.
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That's why this site is so helpful. Brand and price are not the deciding factors

03-12-2012, 08:06 PM   #5
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I saw a Sigma 70-200/2.8 on old fleabay the other day, going for 499.00. Here in Oz, too.

Just had a look, it ended for 560smackers.

Crikey, and it was in Melb.
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Yeah price not bad. I can buy in new for $669
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