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07-27-2009, 11:05 AM   #1
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Just got new K20D; already ordered Sigma 70-200 2.8!!

Still charging the battery, but I've already gone through the manual online over the weekend, so I'm pretty familiar with the controls. Besides, I'm been using an IstDs2 for a few years now. Looks like a fine camera to me. I'm going to be doing a lot of actions shots of athletic events, indoors dance recitals where flash is prohibited, etc.

Went outside and did a few test shots, using a 28-80 Pentax lens; tested inside with Quantaray 9000 series flash, and it works great. Using the module that sets the aperture @ one of three settings. Will try with the autofocus module that uses a red beam for autofocus assisting, but doesn't give any latitude for aperture settings.

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07-28-2009, 02:33 AM   #2
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Congrats on the purchase - a fine setup you're going to have for all your action shots!
Just wait on your Sigma - it'll show you what a fast lens can do...
07-28-2009, 07:53 AM   #3
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Local newspaper guy (small town) let me borrow his Canon 30D with a Canon 2.8 70-200 lens to photograph a h.s. basketball game. I'm pretty much sold on the 2.8 long zoom lenses. Ordered from Adorama yesterday, but haven't received an e-mail confirmation from them yet. When I ordered from them through Amazon, I got an immediate confirming e-mail.

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