the pentax 150-450 bit the dust Where do I go next?

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the pentax 150-450 bit the dust Where do I go next?

Second time since I had this lens.  The barrel came out of the housing.  Last time several years ago and it was under warranty.  The USA repair group said nothing to be done.  So I am out $1900!

I had always said if this happened again it was a super bad mark on Pentax engineering and I would move out of pentax for bird photography.   Now two days into an eight day birding trip to Costa Rica I do not have this lens.  I did bring a shorter lens with a 1.4.   But not the same!!!!

So I intend to purchase a new camera -- a sony, fugi, canon, or nikon with their long zoom lens option.   What would you recommend.  I will peek my K3 III and use it with my 290 macro lens.   WIll also keep a portait and wide angle.  Evertything else will be up for sale when I get home on 12 Dec.

So please help me -- what do I buy for xmas.

John

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