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Old Oct 29, 2007, 12:13 AM   #1
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can any tell me their personal view on the 50-200 lens

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should i just wait an save for the 50-135
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Old Oct 29, 2007, 12:22 AM   #2
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from reading and seeing results i think i'd opt for the sigma 70-300 APO. the newest model available...

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Old Oct 29, 2007, 6:37 AM   #3
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I have the 50-200mm. Mine has been good and is frequently found in my bag. It is only a little bit larger than the kit lens and I have found it to be a good zoom range for kids sports. If you don't need the extra reach of the 70-300mm the 50-200mm gives good results in a much lighter package.

I doubt either of those two contendors would compare to a 50-135/f2.8 though.

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Old Oct 29, 2007, 8:13 AM   #4
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Spent a week in San Diego in September-used my 50-200 about 95% of the time-for around $200 it's a real bargain-lightweight &quick focusing-this was taken with my DS. PP with Elements 5
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Old Oct 29, 2007, 6:32 PM   #5
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There seems to be a quality control issue with a few 50-200 lenses - I have one that has a problem, and I have replaced it with the DA 50-135. I would have missed the long end except I also have an A*300, and find that covers most of my needs when I want something longer than 135. Others have had outstanding results with their 50-200, so my suggestion if you get one is to make sure you can return it if you get a bad one. The lens is small and light, a definite plus over the Sigma 70-300 APO, if weight is an issue.
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Old Oct 29, 2007, 10:38 PM   #6
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thanks a lot for the inputs, weight is not an issue, quality is. i went over board by buying the K10D and the kit lens , then buying the 16-50, hoya digital filters, 360 flash which has been 3 weeks now and i still have not seen it yet, but low and behold it is finally getting a piggy back ride tonight.

why i asked is before in film camera days i had a 70-210 and this lens very rearly got used, so its bugging me to buy a cheaper one, which is the 50-200, hoping that i would get great results. or saving up and getting the 50-135
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Old Oct 30, 2007, 8:52 AM   #7
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I have a very good copy of the DA 50-200. I also recently got the Tamron 70-300 and really like it too. There are times i want to carry just the camera and one lens in a small camera bag and i also slip the da 50-200 in a pocket as it is light and small.....something i can not do with the Tamron!
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Old Oct 31, 2007, 2:23 AM   #8
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I have the 50-200 lens and as a extension, I picked up a Pentax FA J 75-300 also, because I wanted something a bit longer. The 50-200 is the better of the two. How it might compare to the 50-135, I do not have a clue. However, as sort of a comparison, take a look at ... which provides an overall view of the area used for the 200mm test.

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...mp;forum_id=94

... which will give you a general sense of the next set, which is the comparison at 200mm, which is at....

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...mp;forum_id=94

To my eye, the 50-200 has better color definition, IQ, and I believe a bit sharper. That being said, the two lens at about the same focal length (200) does spread the pixels differently across the face of the sensor.

I used the late afternoon specifically to have a contrast of light and dark areas.

I also have a set of comparisons at the 50mm end, and the kit is the sharpest, with the 50-200 comming in pretty much tied with the 16-45. So, overall the kit and the 50-200 are a very good set of lens covering 18 to 200 for the price. Just my opinion (and tired old eyes with glasses) - your own milage may vary.

Just an opinion (having not seen anything from the 50-135) - if you need the speed and do not need the reach, the 50-135 is the choice. If you want to save money, then the 50-200 will probably do you well.

If you wish, I'll email the full sized images to you, if you want to do your own comparison on the originals. Let me know....

Hope that helps....



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Old Oct 31, 2007, 5:31 AM   #10
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has any one seen the lens on the right before, who is selling it or price.i found this in dp reviews archives dated 21 sept '07

DA* 60-250 f/4
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