Gear advice needed (Zoom lens in the 50 to 200-300mm range )

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awaldram
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Re: Gear advice needed (Zoom lens in the 50 to 200-300mm range )
In reply to Mrik, 3 months ago

I'll give my opinion of the four cheaper zoom

Sharpness

1 Tarmon Di 70-300

2 Pentax 55-300

2 Sigma 70-300 Apo

4 Sigma 70-300

CA

1 Sigma 70-300 Apo

2 Pentax 55-300

3 Sigma 70-300

4 Tamron Di 70-300

Value

1 Sigma 70-300 Apo

2 Pentax 55-300

3 Tamron Di 70-300

4 Sigma 70 -300

Overall

1 Pentax 55-300

2 Sigma 70-300 Apo

3 Tamron Di 70-300

4 Sigma 70-300

If it was me I'd go with the Sigma Apo for the close focusing over the 55mm but think the 55-300 give more balanced performance

For the record I shoot Sigma 70-200 F2.8 EX OS DG and DA* 300 in this range, But have owned all the above at some points in the past.

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Pentax Q Pentax K-3 Pentax smc DA* 55mm F1.4 SDM Pentax smc DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL (IF) SDM Pentax smc DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED (IF) SDM +11 more
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