if you had to sell either a DA*60-250 or FA* 80-200.......


LennyBloke

Link Posted 11/03/2013 - 15:42
...which one would you part with?
LennyBloke

dougf8

Link Posted 11/03/2013 - 15:50
You can easily get another DA 60-250.
Aren't FA lenses FF?
f4 vs f2.8 but sdm vs screw

Sell the DA keep the 80-200. Unless you shoot in the rain more often than not.

Based on no actual experience of either lens
Lurking is shirking.!
Last Edited by dougf8 on 11/03/2013 - 15:53

ilovesaabs

Link Posted 11/03/2013 - 16:34
Zoom range vs aperture

that's a difficult one...Because I have the DA* I have no overwhelming desire to get the FA*, but if I had the FA* I would have gone for the Sigma EX100-300 for the extra reach....

But if an FA* became available at the right price I'd get one and use it on the Z-1s
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percy

Link Posted 11/03/2013 - 16:44
You can sell me your 60-250 if you're looking to get rid of it

LennyBloke

Link Posted 12/03/2013 - 08:25
Hi Percy, I'll bear you in mind if i decide to sell the DA*60-250 I bought it fairly recently expecting it to be good, but not quite up to the standards of the FA*80-200, but it is!

The problem is they are very different beasts, the FA* is very heavy, has the advantages of the larger maximum aperture and FF ready. The DA* is much lighter, has the better range, and is totally usable at maximum aperture.

I never expected that I would consider selling the FA*, but I do find that I don't take it out as often as I should (due to the weight) and I don't often get top results at f2.8 (so shoot at f4 more often anyway).
LennyBloke

Algernon

Link Posted 12/03/2013 - 10:02
Sell them both and take up photography instead
of lens collecting!

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Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

fritzthedog

Link Posted 12/03/2013 - 11:45
Lenny - are you sure you are not just showing off?

Most of us mere mortals dream of owning one of them - not bothered which one.

Tell you what - send both of them to me and I will do an extensive real world test - say...2 years? At the end of which I will give you my 40 page detailed evaluation and send back to you the winner

Carl
No matter how many lenses I have owned - I have always needed just one more

LennyBloke

Link Posted 12/03/2013 - 12:15
Unfortunately I have severe LBA coupled with GW syndrome. I have to try as many of the Pentax Legends as possible (that's the LBA bit) but i then get hit by the Guilt Wave (GW syndrome) either when the lens count goes above 30 (it used to be 20) or the when my wife sees the credit card bill

It's a very kind offer you have made Carl, but I'll decline and as for Algi's comment - well he does have a good point, I've probably taken fewer display quality photos in the last year than I have bought lenses

I've got a few long weekends coming up soon, so weather permitting I will be out and about actually using some of my recent aquisitions
LennyBloke

Algernon

Link Posted 12/03/2013 - 13:05
LennyBloke wrote:
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I've got a few long weekends coming up soon, so weather permitting I will be out and about actually using some of my recent aquisitions

I believe lens collectors photograph twigs when the weather's good!

If I were an Olympus lens collector I'd only buy the
ones with silver ring
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi
Last Edited by Algernon on 12/03/2013 - 13:06

Mike-P

Link Posted 12/03/2013 - 15:15
Not had the 80-200mm but have had the FA 200mm (currently have the 60-250mm and Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 OS) and I personally would keep the 60-250mm. As you say it is superb wide open and the extra mm at both ends can really make all the difference. I also think the K-5 is good enough to make the f2.8/f4 less important than it used to be.

I really do rate the 60-250mm, it's my favourite Pentax lens.
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sussexwolf

Link Posted 17/03/2013 - 09:18
Mike-P wrote:
Not had the 80-200mm but have had the FA 200mm (currently have the 60-250mm and Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 OS) and I personally would keep the 60-250mm. As you say it is superb wide open and the extra mm at both ends can really make all the difference. I also think the K-5 is good enough to make the f2.8/f4 less important than it used to be.

I really do rate the 60-250mm, it's my favourite Pentax lens.

I agree. The 60-250 is a great lens. I use it for local footie matches and it is so much betteer that any other lens I have used.
K30, K-x, *ist DL. Pentax 60-250 F4, Sigma 18-125 & 70-300

Mannesty

Link Posted 17/03/2013 - 10:15
I have both the DA*60-250mm 1:4 and a Sigma EX DG OS 70-200mm 1:2.8. The latter was bought because I had serious problems trying to focus the 60-250 on my K5 in dim lighting of night time car races.

The Sigma was a vast improvement, then came the K-5II, and in combination with the Sigma I wasted far fewer shots to bad focusing.

I then tried the DA*60-250mm on the K-5II and whilst it was an improvement over the K5 + 60-250 combo, the Sigma is still much better.

For daylight use I'd choose the Pentax every time, but it's stretched in low light. For me, the Sigma is the one I would keep if I really had to sell one of them, but I don't, so I'm keeping both .
Peter E Smith

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