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Old Feb 17, 2007, 8:04 PM   #1
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I am searching for a really good mid range zoom telephoto for my Pentax K100. Would the Tokina 24-200mm be a good choice? Or perhaps the Sigma 100-300mm, what do you think?

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Old Feb 18, 2007, 9:09 AM   #2
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sarah, what's wrong with your vivitar 70-210. it doesn't get much better that that..

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Old Feb 18, 2007, 10:59 AM   #3
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I have yet to find a 2?-200mm lens that is really outstanding, including the Nikon VR 18-200, which is good, but not great.

IMHO you are much better off with two lenses because the reach is too great with those long reach zooms. 70-200 is a much better choice and you seem to get far more image quality, so I would think the 100-300 would be sharper.

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Old Feb 18, 2007, 2:54 PM   #4
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I have the Sigma 100-300 and I think it yieldspretty sharpshots for the price. I picked mine up at a local ritz camera new for around 60 bucks (always checktheirclearance)
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I am searching for a really good mid range zoom telephoto for my Pentax K100. Would the Tokina 24-200mm be a good choice? Or perhaps the Sigma 100-300mm, what do you think?

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Really good one would be FA*70-200mm F2/8 followed by Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 APO. Anything involving wider angle like 24mm or 18mm would have compromised the quality of the tele end of the zoom.

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Edited later: Tom has the same idea I believe . It is better off taken care with two zooms. Well more $ but better quality of the zoom

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Old Feb 18, 2007, 6:26 PM   #6
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I almost forgot about the Pentax SMCP-FA28-200mm f/3.8-5.6... It gets pretty good reviews on Stan's Pentax Page, but I haven't picked one up personally... yet.
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Old Feb 19, 2007, 3:37 AM   #7
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Why not Pentax DA 50-200 4-5.6?
Why dosen`t anybody recomends this lens?
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Old Feb 19, 2007, 5:59 AM   #8
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Why not Pentax DA 50-200 4-5.6?
Why dosen`t anybody recomends this lens?
you're right!
also the A70-210f4
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Maybe a little short, but I'm really happy with the 75/150mm M f/4, sharp, not really heavy, compact and affordable
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Old Feb 19, 2007, 7:40 PM   #10
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Hi Sarah,

The Tokina 24-200mm is a good lens, but it is built like a tank and weighs about 2 pounds.

I have the Sigma 28-200mm a love it. I get sharp and clear shots with it. It is a very good lens for the money. The Tamron is also good. The tamron has maybe three or four different versions and the Sigma has the same. the newest versions have a 62mm front lens and the older models (Made for film) have a 72mm front lens.

My most used lens is my Pentax 28-70mm f4. Good luck with your choices and final decision.

Here is an example of the Sigma 28-200mm that I had for my Canon. The shot was Panned and prefocused. The skier was doing about 60-70 MPH.

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