Pentax 150-450WR down to 1699 at SRS


1stEverPentax

Link Posted 17/06/2015 - 19:13
Still too expensive for most of us but a very welcome drop in price nonetheless ...saves having to buy in from the EU.

Mike-P

Link Posted 17/06/2015 - 20:23
That's a lot better, feel for the people that bought it at launch though ... it was only released a couple of weeks ago.
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davem

Link Posted 17/06/2015 - 21:05
Mike how do you rate it against the first Sigma 50-500?

Pjy123

Link Posted 17/06/2015 - 21:13
looks a lovely lens but way out of my price bracket

Mike-P

Link Posted 17/06/2015 - 21:43
davem wrote:
Mike how do you rate it against the first Sigma 50-500?

Blows it out of the water Dave.

I was a bit unsure it it was worth the difference against the newer 50-500mm OS but after using it a bit more today I can see that it is. The fact that it works well with the Pentax 1.4x is also a bonus as I could never get the Sigma OS to AF reliably with it attached.

All I need now is a Pentax body that has decent AF.C tracking and I can dump the Canon gear. I think with Ricoh in charge now there is every chance of that happening.
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Conqueror

Link Posted 17/06/2015 - 21:45
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All I need now is a Pentax body that has decent AF.C tracking and I can dump the Canon gear. I think with Ricoh in charge now there is every chance of that happening.

The upcoming FF perhaps...
K-3ii

dcweather

Link Posted 17/06/2015 - 22:48
Mike-P wrote:
davem wrote:
Mike how do you rate it against the first Sigma 50-500?

Blows it out of the water Dave.

I was a bit unsure it it was worth the difference against the newer 50-500mm OS but after using it a bit more today I can see that it is. The fact that it works well with the Pentax 1.4x is also a bonus as I could never get the Sigma OS to AF reliably with it attached.

All I need now is a Pentax body that has decent AF.C tracking and I can dump the Canon gear. I think with Ricoh in charge now there is every chance of that happening.

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It would pretty much be the last piece in the puzzle for many of us. It is also something Ricoh must be aware of so with their generally more progressive approach I think it will come and the sooner the better.

dcweather

Link Posted 17/06/2015 - 22:49
How does the actual static focusing speed compare with the SIgma?

Mike-P

Link Posted 25/06/2015 - 17:30
Back to 2k now
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AlJones2402

Link Posted 25/06/2015 - 19:15
Better to buy abroad then as it's a considerable saving!! 😊
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