Tamron 31A (200-500 5.6) vs Pentax 150-450 4.5-5.6

Started Jul 24, 2022 | Questions thread
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Re: Tamron 31A (200-500 5.6) vs Pentax 150-450 4.5-5.6

KentG wrote:

3x zooms are way more expensive than 5x or more zooms in general because they can be made much better. Its way easier to make a top 3x zoom because the limited zoom range means you can make it outstanding at the long end unlike super zooms which tend to fall apart at the high end. One reason I never bought a Bigma. Already had a Sigma 100-300/4 and now I have a Sigma 120-300/2.8 (Canon) plus the Pentax 150-450.

Kent Gittings

The reason that the Sigma 50-500 is more valuable to me than a 150-450 (or 150-600)  would be, is because with the 50mm wide end I can actually get images of big wildlife that come close that I could never get with a 150mm wide end.

Value is not just about the priice tag on the box.

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