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Old 24-04-2008, 02:30   #1 (permalink)
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What else do I need? Pentax lenses.

It's been a while since I posted here but I do have a dilemma: how to find the "missing link" for those lenses:

1. Sigma 10-20mm
2. Pentax DA*16-50 SDM
3. Pentax FA 50mm f1.4
4. Pentax DA 18-250mm zoom

I am considering changing (selling) my 18-250mm and switch to either:
Pentax DA*60-250 or right into a fixed DA*300mm (when available); problem is, I still would have a gap to fill if I ever go with the fixed 300mm.

I do lots of landscape and other outdoors photography (which the DA*16-50 acomplishes marvellously) but I would also like to be able to get into wildlife photo, which requires very good glass, and a long focal.
Is anyone aware whether this upcoming DA*60-250 would fit the criteria and if there are any recent tests on this particular lens?

Any suggestions?
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Re: What else do I need? Pentax lenses.

Hi,

I have a Sigma 24-70, f 2.8 and also the Sigma 70-200 f 2.8.

This fills the whole range for me.

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Re: What else do I need? Pentax lenses.

For wildlife 250 mm is not that much, depending on what you actually want to photograph. You already have that focal length. I would be looking for something longer say 400 or 500 mm
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Re: What else do I need? Pentax lenses.

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For wildlife 250 mm is not that much, depending on what you actually want to photograph. You already have that focal length. I would be looking for something longer say 400 or 500 mm
I'd agree with that
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Re: What else do I need? Pentax lenses.

Yeah, well .... that is not really helping my case, is it?
Thanks for your reply, Kris, always appreciate comments to my queries.
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For wildlife 250 mm is not that much, depending on what you actually want to photograph. You already have that focal length. I would be looking for something longer say 400 or 500 mm
Thanks for your reply.
So, not really a good idea to get a 300mm and then, add a teleconverter (of good quality), say at around 1.4X to 1.7X?
Would that be the equivalent (money-wise) to a 400 or 500mm lens of good quality?
I'd better go and check prices and then get back here to see m ore comments, which are always very much appreciated!
Thanks to all and Cheers!
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