Pentax-DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW

Started Mar 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
Tom Lusk
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Re: Pentax-DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW
In reply to viking79, Mar 28, 2013

Hi Eric:

Looks like I was confused by the wording.

I'm with you on the "equivalent" deal.

Whenever I read that someone needs more "reach", so prefers not to use a full frame camera with the same size lens, I shake my head.

This lens appears to be a non-starter for me.

My Sigma 500 doesn't require using f8-11 for maximum sharpness, which is a good thing since I rarely get good enough light to shoot such apertures and maintain an appropriate shutter speed.

The CA as exhibited in some of the sample shots would be a pain and, as I don't use a tripod, the comment about the balance of the lens is discouraging.

I think they'll have to drop the price significantly, in order to get a decent amount of sales.

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