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03-11-2009, 02:35 AM   #1
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Tele/Macro lens?

Hi, I wanted to ask for some advice.
I bought my K100D Super about 9 months ago with the Sigma 18-125mm.
Now im looking for a new lens, a cheap, but a good one for a beginner. Im interested in nice quality, the lens should go as far as 300mm, no more. Also I want to take same macro shots with it.
Hope you understand what im looking for, thanks.

03-11-2009, 10:21 AM   #2
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Your best cheap bet for getting 300mm is one of the Tamron or Sigma 70-300's, or the Quantaray-branded versions of thee. if you Google for opinions on which is better, you'll see fans of each - I'm convinced there wouldn't be enough difference to matter. If you want to spend a little more for better quality, there is the Pentax DA 55-300.

Most of the 70-300's offer a kind of limited (1:2) macro-ish feature. If you're interested in extending the macro capabilities, you might pick up a Raynox 150, although I understand it would probably vignette with these lenses. So if macro is more important than focal length, you might be better off pairing th Raynox with the DA50-200.

Anyhow, those are your main options, and as I said, you'll find proponents of each of them.
03-11-2009, 10:32 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, I might go for the Pentax DA 55-300

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