Sharpest zoom lens less than $1k ?

Started Nov 6, 2012 | Questions thread
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Re: Sharpest zoom lens less than $1k ?
In reply to HozicEmir, Nov 7, 2012

While not the sharpest the Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 HSM II can be had for <$1,000 and if stopped down to F4 will be sharp.  It also gives you a bargain 300mm F2.8 equivalent lens.  Its a bargain and will give you easier to obtain bokeh than the Pentax DA*50-135 as it goes to 200mm.  The other benefit is that it is full frame.

I have both.

If you can stand the weight of the Sigma its probably better value because of the extra telephoto.  However, I know from experience that I carry the Pentax more because its substantially lighter.

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