New DSLR - Pentax K5
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24-02-11, 05:37 PM
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: South East England
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......... It's still frustrating that there's nothing longer with fast[and quiet] AF capabilities - without spending a fortune or it being of the large heavy variety. The new Tamron 70-300 looks good, but no plans for a Pentax mount I believe! Checking all the alternatives it looks like the Pentax 55-300 is still top for quality compared with similar 3rd party offerings so it's probably back to square one.
Well, as Hoya reported that Pentax photographic division had a very good last quarter in 2010, continuing buoyant Kr and K-5 sales and Pentax lens manufacturing working at full capacity due to increased demand it might just encourage Pentax to introduce more new WR lenses with the improved AF system of the recent 18-135mm. It could be worth hanging on to see what materialises.
In the meantime the Sigma 50-150mm, though possibly a bit short, is a very nice lens and should serve well. Presumably this is another Sigma lens that won't take a tcon on Pentax?
It's good to see that Pentax cares enough about its present users and potential customers to have a presence at Focus on Imaging next month - unlike Canon and Olympus.
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