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Old May 8, 2007, 4:08 PM   #1
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I know this may be comparing apples to oranges here with the difference in zoom, but I was just wondering which is the better lens? I was browsing around for a longer lens and was thinking of the Pentax, but the Sigma is cheaper with a longer range, why? Any photos would be welcome as well.


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Old May 8, 2007, 5:23 PM   #2
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Thehttp://www.pbase.com web siteis a good place to see pictures taken with Pentax lenses; Here's a link to their 50-200mm lens samples.

http://www.pbase.com/cameras/pentax/...50-200_4-56_ed

Click the refresh icon on your browser and you will randomly get more pictures.

This link will take you to a listing of different manufacturer's cameras and lenses for sample photos: http://www.pbase.com/cameras

For third party lenses like Sigma, Tamron, or Tokina you will get sample photos but not necessarily with a Pentax body. Most of these are with Canon or Nikon, however here's a link to a Sigma 70-300mm:

http://www.pbase.com/cameras/sigma/7...45-56_dg_macro

I have the Pentax 50-200mm for a K100D and am quite happy with it, but I have been comparing zooms that top out at 300mm as I would like the extra reach. I would still keep the Pentax 50-200 even with a longer zoom as I think the Pentax is superior to the affordable Sigma and Tamron's in that price range.
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Old May 9, 2007, 7:26 AM   #3
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Hi,

I have the Sigma 70-300 APO. I like the results I get with it. I bought mine used, But for the money even New it is well worth it. Sorry that I can not find any pictures taken with it right now.

You might also look for a Pentax 80-320mm (Used), The results are almost the same. The 50-200mm Pentax is a good lens also.

You have to decide what type of shooting that you are going to do. Then you can start to look at which lens to get first. After that LBA ( Lens Buying Addiction) gets a hold of you and you start buying all kinds of lenses.... :G

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Old May 9, 2007, 12:22 PM   #4
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I think I have already been taken over by the LBA :G
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