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

Started Apr 16, 2014 | Questions thread
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Re: Gear advice needed (Zoom lens in the 50 to 200-300mm range )
In reply to Mrik, Apr 16, 2014

before you even think of upgrading the pentax 50-200 why don't you spend some more time with it. After all if you're not using these focal lengths much, why buy another tele lens? You might be surprised by just how good the 50-200, I seem to have a good copy and love its compactness and light weight and its surprisingly good in the 80-150 range. I really like using it at 135 wide open for portraits and it really does well for that purpose. It also has the benefit of sharing the same size of 52mm filter ring with the 18-55 which is handy if you use polarisers etc. I don't doubt that that the 55-300 is a superior lens, its had very good reviews, but the 50-200 is not a bad lens at all.


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