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Old Feb 25, 2007, 2:14 AM   #1
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I will soon buy a Pentax K100D with kit lens. I also would like buy a 300mm telephoto lens. Sigma 70-300 is an option. Other than that, I have seen on bhphoto:

"Pentax Zoom Telephoto SMCP-FA 100-300mm f/4.7-5.8" and
"Pentax Zoom Telephoto SMCP-FA J 75-300mm f/4.5-5.8 AL"

USD prices are 150 USD ve 130 USD, respectively. Can they be an alternative to Sigma 70-300 APO DG MACRO?

And I also would like to get your opinion about "Phoenix Telephoto 100mm f/3.5 Macro Autofocus Lens for Pentax AF" , pricing 140 USD. Is it good for macro shots?
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Old Feb 25, 2007, 11:44 AM   #2
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I asked a similar question earlier, and a couple people gave some useful opinions: http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...74&forum_id=94

In the end, the general consensus and the photos for the lenses on pbase convinced me to spend the extra money and get the Sigma 70-300 DG APO instead.
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Old Feb 25, 2007, 3:37 PM   #3
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Thank you. Yes, most peopleagree that Sigma 70-300 APO DG MACRO is the best cost effective tele lens. I think I will also choose Sigma.
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Old Feb 25, 2007, 11:19 PM   #4
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The SIGMA 100-300mm is also very well respected.

Personally I have been VERY happy with the 70-300mm SIGMA on both my old Rebel 300D and now on my new K10D.
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