Considering throwing in the towel with Pentax, some honest unbiased thoughts on the matter desired..

Started 8 months ago | Questions thread
miles green
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Re: No certainty anywhere
In reply to cdherman, 8 months ago

Hmmm... Ok, sports - that's probably as expensive a photography specialization as it gets. Second to deep-sky astrophotography maybe?

So indoor or outdoor sports?

Indoor, maybe a Sigma 70-200 f/2.8

Outdoor, a DA* Pentax 300 f/4. Do they play in the rain?

A K3 would be nice, for many reasons...

This is already serious equipment, perfectly capable of pro results. Both of these are a HUGE step up from a kit tele-zoom, in capability, price (maybe a non-issue), and size. If she were my kid, i'd try this first.

Then, when she gets into college and if she got more serious about it, I'd keep said Pentax and long lens for myself and get her a used pro sports body and lens (like a 1Diii and old version 300/2.8 and TC, or equivalent Nikon). But not before.

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Miles Green
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