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09-12-2008, 08:10 PM   #1
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Good lens Combination?

Getting these lenses for sure next month!

Pentax DA* 16-50mm
Pentax DA* 50-135mm
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 + X2 TC

Might get a Pentax D FA 100m Macro (If the my local camera store gives me a good discount)

Is this a good combination ?

Please Advise.

Excuse me for my LBA.

09-12-2008, 09:06 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by WhiteComet Quote
Getting these lenses for sure next month!

Pentax DA* 16-50mm
Pentax DA* 50-135mm
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 + X2 TC

Might get a Pentax D FA 100m Macro (If the my local camera store gives me a good discount)

Is this a good combination ?

Please Advise.

Excuse me for my LBA.
Yes I do excuse your LBA but beware of gluttony, that's a bunch of glass you are planning on buying. Unless you are getting discount for buying in bulk, why don't you get one lens at a time so you can focus on learning how to use them well. You might want to consider getting the 1.4x TC instead of the 2x, from what I've read, you will get better resolution. Apart from that, you have made good choices (as long as the 16-50 isn't a bad one) with minimal overlap.
I do see though that you already have the 50-200 so why buy the 50-135? How about getting a decent tripod instead?

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09-13-2008, 12:54 PM   #3
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I have to agree, get one at a time and learn them. However on the other hand you have selected a fine collection there. I only have the 50-135 DA* on your list, and it is a perfect Portrait lens (excluding primes)

Have you got the Sigma 50-200 F4-5.6? Its a good lens, but the 50-135 is better. The Sigma 70-200 II I have not tried, but it looks a good lens to have.

A decent tripod would be a worthwhile purchase, in many ways more than a lens, have a look at Giotto or Manfrotto for a Tripod, and spend well, as cheap lightweight tripods are not really worth it.

If you are really flush with money, can I suggest the Sigma 10-20mm DC EX as well, I have one and what a lens! Then you would have a great range to use.
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