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    Kinda new owner of Pentax K200D.. seeking lens advice..


    I've had my camera since Christmas and now I'm interested in purchasing an additional lens. I am torn between the Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro AF lens and the Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro lens.

    So I guess I'm seeking advice, opinions.. anything really to sway me in either direction or a new direction completely.

    I mostly take pictures of my twins and of friends at dog shows while they are doing agility or dog racing. Wish I had a faster camera with the racing.


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    Land O Lakes FL

    Re: Kinda new owner of Pentax K200D.. seeking lens advice..

    I use the Tamron and find it to be my favorite 70-300 out of the ones I have. Seems nice and sharp.

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    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Re: Kinda new owner of Pentax K200D.. seeking lens advice..

    Try checking out the lens reviews on the Pentax forums ( They have reviews of third party lenses as well as Pentax.

    Mamiya RZ67, Zeiss Ikon Nettar, Voigtlander Bessa 66
    Olympus OM1 x2, OM4 x2, OM10
    Voigtlander Vito B, Kiev 4am, Zero Image pinhole
    Pentax K20D

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    Port St. Joe Fl. USA

    Re: Kinda new owner of Pentax K200D.. seeking lens advice..

    Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD II Macro was the best of the 70-300 lenses but I would go for the Pentax DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED which blows away the 70-300 lenses..
    Last edited by Turkey_Lips; 07-01-2009 at 10:24 AM.
    K7, K100d, K1000
    TAMRON 18-250/3.5-6.3 DI II
    TAMRON SP 17-50/2.8 Di II & AF 1.4X MC4 TC
    SIGMA EX 100-300/4 APO DG
    SIGMA EX 105/2.8 DG Macro
    SIGMA EX 10-20/4_5.6 DG
    D-BG4 Battery Grip
    Metz 58 AF-1 Flash
    CACTUS Wireless V4 Trigger
    Feisol CT-3441T CF Tripod & Photo Clam PC-33NS Head

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    Platteville, WI, United States

    Re: Kinda new owner of Pentax K200D.. seeking lens advice..

    Hi Carol and welcome to PR. Sounds like you are getting some good advice so far. Although I'm not up on lenses per se, I have learned that you really need to test out any lens before you purchase it. Many lenses have problems and abberations so take your camera in and take some test shots with the exact lens you want to purchase and test them out!!! If you notice any problems, try another lens until you get one that works right!
    Anyway, good luck and again...Welcome to PR and the Pentax Forum.

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    Re: Kinda new owner of Pentax K200D.. seeking lens advice..

    Have you tried shooting with manual focus?

    If not, i suggest giving it a go. You will find all kinds of great M42 lenses for your camera. Zeiss lenses are great.

    Just get an adaptor and you'll be set.

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