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06-13-2011, 06:22 AM   #16
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Thanks for all the help! I think I will go with the k-5. It will just take a bit longer buy it. I think the k-x takes some great baseball pictures, but the auto-foucs is a let down sometimes. As far as lenses go, what are the best options. So far I have the pentax 55-200 and that sure isn't good enough for the night time games. Thanks!

06-13-2011, 07:59 AM   #17
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I would say that you need better than 200mm for longer shots. Consider a Tamron 70-200mm with a 1.4 or 1.7 teleconverter. This would give reach and speed at a reasonable price.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ncinshore Quote
...I have the 55-200, but I definitely think I need a lens that can stop down further.....
You absolutely need a new lens...
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So far I have the pentax 55-200 and that sure isn't good enough for the night time games.
For more reach the Pentax 55-300 F4-5.8 is the cheapest , but not fast enough for night time
Next would be Tamron 70-200 F2.8 or Sigma 70-200 F2.8 HSM II, same reach but fast enough for that night game. For more reach an 1.4 TC gives you 120-300mm F4.

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If you have k-x, it will be good enough with burst and trap focus - key techniques for capturing sports moment.

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Baseball is one sport that you can actually pic the shots and get away with some slow gear. That said, go for the best gear you can.
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Baseball is one sport that you can actually pic the shots and get away with some slow gear. That said, go for the best gear you can.
^^^ This ^^^

Here is a shot of my grandson at t-ball taken with K-x and very economical Tamron 70-300 LD Di Telemacro.




Here is a shot with an added Kenko 1.5 Teleplus converter for more reach. Both from the 1st base fence.




In sunny conditions action shots are not a problem for this combo.




For my granddaughter's softball games that have more action I like using the K-5 with it's faster AF and continuous shooting.
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