Suggestions wanted: Auto Focusing Zoom with a good range and IQ.

Started 6 months ago | Questions thread
jojo81
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Re: Suggestions wanted: Auto Focusing Zoom with a good range and IQ.
In reply to jojo81, 6 months ago

Thanks to everyone for their feedback so far.

Quick summary to make sure i've understood you all:
Scott/kikivrany/steephill/brandrx/kentg/michael: Pentax DA 55-300 (HD WR optional). better than the sigma or tamron xx-300

The HD WR is right at the top of my budget, but I do shoot a fair bit at night so the WR will be great vs dew/mist/rain that can sneak up on you a lot faster at night.  Serious contender.

The non HD version will obviously save me some cash, which is always nice.

Final question, how would the Sigma 120-400 compare against the pentax 55-300 (in the 120-300 range)  
I'm pretty sure its going to be a fair big heavier and larger, but if I ca get one at a good price, are they any good?

Thanks again.

Jojo

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Pentax K-30 Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM Pentax smc DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR +2 more
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