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Old Sep 8, 2006, 9:03 AM   #1
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A friend of mine is paying me back a small loan I lent her a while back. Not much mind you, it's a hundred dollars so........ the question is. Ive found four lenses for about a hundered bucks give or take a bit and I'm really undecided which one I should buy. Any help in the matter would be GREATLY appreciated.

KEH has....

Pentax Auto Focus
75-300 F4.5-5.8 SMC FA J AL SILVER (58) WITH CAPS (used ex)



and...

Pentax Auto Focus
100-300 F4.5-5.6 SMC FA (58) WITH CAPS (used ex)


On ebay I found..

Sigma 70-300mm Pentax AF Autofocus Zoom Macro Lens
f4-5.6 Macro Super 2 (new in box) is this the Sigma 70-300 everyone raves about?


or this one...

BRAND NEW Tamron AF 28-200mm XR f/3.8-5.6 IF Lens for Pentax

As I said, decisions, decisions HELP lol








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Old Sep 8, 2006, 9:51 AM   #2
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The Sigma i rave about is the 70-300MM F4.5-5.6 APO DG Macro. Never heard anything on that lense

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Old Sep 9, 2006, 10:45 AM   #3
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I doubt if anybody has all the lens listed and give you a objective evaluation.
I have FAJ 75-300. It is good only up to 200mm. It has a high magnification factor of 0.3 (whereas some full blown macro lenses only boast of 0.5) . Beyond it is soft unless you stop down to at least F8 and with ample light.
This is the best I manage at the extreme end of 300mm.
http://www.pbase.com/danieltong/image/64949144/original
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A friend of mine is paying me back a small loan I lent her a while back. Not much mind you, it's a hundred dollars so........ the question is. Ive found four lenses for about a hundered bucks give or take a bit and I'm really undecided which one I should buy. Any help in the matter would be GREATLY appreciated.

KEH has....

Pentax Auto Focus
75-300 F4.5-5.8 SMC FA J AL SILVER (58) WITH CAPS (used ex)



and...

Pentax Auto Focus
100-300 F4.5-5.6 SMC FA (58) WITH CAPS (used ex)


On ebay I found..

Sigma 70-300mm Pentax AF Autofocus Zoom Macro Lens
f4-5.6 Macro Super 2 (new in box) is this the Sigma 70-300 everyone raves about?


or this one...

BRAND NEW Tamron AF 28-200mm XR f/3.8-5.6 IF Lens for Pentax

As I said, decisions, decisions HELP lol







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Old Sep 9, 2006, 5:29 PM   #4
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Thank you Daniel. I appreciate the feedback. Hope you're having a good weekend
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