Which one to get?

Started Feb 25, 2014 | Questions thread
fakuryu Senior Member • Posts: 1,329
Re: Which one to get?

Bresto wrote:

I have a K5 with Tamron 17-50 f2,8 Di LD. I have been looking for a second-hand telezoom for some time but there weren't any for sell in my area.

Now I can get Tamron 70-200 for 400€ or Pentax 50-135 for 500€ (produced 2012 so MAYBE updated SDM motor) and I am indecisive a bit. Have anyone used both of them? I would appreciate some comparision.

I shoot mainly portraits (PX better IQ?) and reports (Tamron faster AF). Photography is just my hobby for now. I must admit that DA* is quite tempting but is it worth 100€ more than Tamron which is a bang for buck (400€!!)?

Thank you...

I used both and regardless what people say, the Tamron's AF on the Pentax's screw drive is just quick and not anemic like Canikon's screw drive motor plus the IQ is really good too.

The 50-135 on the other had has a slow AF but Limited level of IQ and is weather sealed.

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