Pentax 560mm lens now listed on Adorama...any takers!

Started Nov 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
Alex Sarbu Veteran Member • Posts: 7,524
Re: Overpriced product - just buy Sigma 500/4.5

Russell Evans wrote:

Alex Sarbu wrote:

Indeed, you don't know if the Sigma is the better lens or not.

There's better and then there is US $2000 better. I wish Pentax luck in hitting that mark.

edit: Can you use a TC on the Pentax?

Thank you
Russell

Hello, Russell

We were talking about lens quality independent of price; and if we would try to factor in "how much quality" should we get for those $2000... things will be highly subjective.

Yes, you can use a TC but I assume there's an implied "with AF". Next year we should know more about the planned TC, which I'm sure will be fully compatible. Anyway, IMO a 560mm is quite long on an APS-C DSLR.

By the way, Sigma's MSRP is $6000 - $1000 less than the Pentax. Because we're comparing 3rd-party with OEM, I'd say the Pentax is "reasonably" priced (well, I wouldn't spend $7000 on a lens).

Alex

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