Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Pentax Lenses

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 28, 2008, 9:37 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
bigdawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Thach Alabama
Posts: 14,981
Default

If I was going on safari(and it would be a once in a lifetime thing as well for me) I'd take my kit lens and the Bigma with a Sigma APO Teleconverter! Covers the whole focal range. If not that then the Sigma 70-300 APO and the 18-55 kit lens! Also a good lightweight but sturdy tripod!



Dawg
bigdawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 29, 2008, 3:33 AM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 94
Default

thanks, I am planning to get the sigma apo 70-300, and will otherwise stick to my 18-55 lens, though might change my mind on the latter one if i come across an affordable and decent smalller zoom, which goes beyond the 55 mm. (some thing going from 18-ish to 150-200 would be ideal i'd think)

bigma is just too big for me to take and really, i want to take pictures representing what i can see, not of subjects hardly visible with the naked eye

any advice on teleconverters?



gerbo
wittetulp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 29, 2008, 4:14 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
jachol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NW. England
Posts: 1,201
Default

wittetulp wrote:
Quote:

any advice on teleconverters?



gerbo
Hi, The Tamron 1.4x I mentioned above is a well thought of item, not sure what the cost is new, and in my experience you only see them occasionally on Ebay. Hope this helps ... Jack
jachol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 29, 2008, 8:31 AM   #14
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 94
Default

are they not the same as kenko TC's?
wittetulp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 29, 2008, 11:08 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
jachol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NW. England
Posts: 1,201
Default

wittetulp wrote:
Quote:
are they not the same as kenko TC's?
I can't say for sure, but wouldn't think so. I think kenko do a X1.5 ... Jack
jachol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 2, 2008, 11:43 AM   #16
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 94
Default

went for the tamron 18-250 in the end, hopefully will arrive tomorrow. Main arguments; don't want to be bothered changing lenses too often and ofcourse the risk of dust getting in doing so. Will have some time to try it out (can see a trip to the zoo coming) and still go for a 70-300 if needed (which i do not expect)
wittetulp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 2, 2008, 11:48 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
jachol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NW. England
Posts: 1,201
Default

Enjoy !!!. :-)
jachol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 3, 2008, 9:47 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
bluwing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 592
Default

Hi,

I agree with Dawg! and I would add a 50mm 1.7 or 1.4 to the group.

Rudy
bluwing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 3, 2008, 9:51 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
bluwing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 592
Default

Hi,

You are going a Safari, Not to the zoo. You really don't want to get up close and personal with the lions and tigers....:O

Rudy
bluwing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 3, 2008, 4:10 PM   #20
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 94
Default



well, that's what you might think.....


wittetulp is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 8:02 AM.