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Old Oct 23, 2010, 11:44 PM   #21
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thank you so much for all the info.
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Old Oct 23, 2010, 11:46 PM   #22
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Your welcome

You do not need the OS version of the sigma with the pentax as it had ibis, and the none OS one is 1/2 the price.
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Old Oct 24, 2010, 12:11 AM   #23
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DOF you can get the FA 50 1.4 this is the easiest way. 360 dollars.

You can use the zoom lens if you can some separation between the background and your subject.
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Old Oct 24, 2010, 12:20 AM   #24
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wow... this really adds up fast, eh?

i think im gonna have to spread out my purchasing just a bit.

I'll buy the kit w/ 2 two lens from amazon, and the two hoods on ebay. Im also gonna buy a wireless remote (for 4.99).

down the road, after i have used the pentax for a short while, i'll get the:

-canon 58mm 500D Close up lens ($84.95)
-Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 II EX APO Macro HSM telephoto zoom lens ($799.00)
-Pentax SMCP-FA 50mm f/1.4 Lens ($359.95)
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Old Oct 24, 2010, 12:26 AM   #25
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yes it does, dslr are nice because you do not need everything at once. Learn the lenses you have first. Then decide what is next up. If marco, spend the 80 dollars for the conversion lens to learn to shoot macro. If sports then either of the sigma's will work well for the indoor sports you want to take.

I have about 10 lenses for my T1i but I have amass them over 20 years with upgrades and trade ups.

My brother k-x I am shooting, he is still using the 2 kit lens, and will invest in a flash next then a 50mm 1.4. But he has had the camera for 9 months now. And has been giving him nice photos on his travels.
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possibly why i buy the sigma 70-200 f/2.8, then maybe i'd sell my kit 55-300mm lens. I assume i'd rarely need it?.. i bet i could get $200 for it.
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you can reach out to 450mm in daylight with the kit lens. Where the 200mm of the sigma will give you reach to 300mm. That is allot of reach.
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also the sigma 70-200mm is carrying a anvil, it is big and bulky. It you are walking around or on vacation, it is not a lens I would want to carry around with me.
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so, how much of a difference would i notice between the (much smaller looking) Sigma 50-150mm f2.8, and the Sigma 70-200mm f2.8? just how far i can zoom in? its $100 bucks cheaper..
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the 50-150 will give you reach out to 225mm, for indoor volleyball if you are covering one side of the court from the stands, it will be good. But it is short for outdoor stuff.
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