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Wanted Pentax mount 500mm lens

BruceStrachan
Posted 27/03/2020 - 22:57 Link
Looking for 400 to 500mm length lens..
What's out there?
Cheers

Bruce
Cheers,

Bruce
Posted 28/03/2020 - 01:02 Link
The 150-450.
A heavy beast, but it almost always makes it in my bag. I have found many uses for it, landscapes, portraits, school plays... it's not just for birds. IQ and handling are both stellar. Just keep in mind that handling a 500mm has its learning curve.
davidwozhere
Posted 28/03/2020 - 01:18 Link
Several 500s in M42 on Ebay tonight including a couple of nice Russian mirror jobs
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Posted 28/03/2020 - 07:54 Link
If you're looking for a used lens, try to get your hands on a Sigma apo tele macro - the one with 77mm filter thread.
The DA* 300 + TC will also be great. Bigmas (Big Sigma zooms 50-500 and 150-500) will also be a good option.
reso
Posted 28/03/2020 - 11:28 Link
loving my sigma 50-500 its a big heavy lens but can be hand held i find it helps if you take off the tripod mount to make it more easy to hold
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ilovesaabs
Posted 28/03/2020 - 11:46 Link
MilesGreen wrote:
If you're looking for a used lens, try to get your hands on a Sigma apo tele macro - the one with 77mm filter thread.
The DA* 300 + TC will also be great. Bigmas (Big Sigma zooms 50-500 and 150-500) will also be a good option.

A Sigma tele-macro would be the very rare 400mm f5.6, with a 77mm thread.

Once you get to the 500 mm Sigma zooms they are f6.3 at the long end with an 86mm fiter thread,
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johnha
Posted 28/03/2020 - 12:31 Link
Depends on budget, the 150-450 is supposed to be very good but very expensive. Depends on whether you need a zoom (better for airshows etc) or a prime. Lenses over 400 will always be big & heavy unless you go for a mirror.

Mirrors are a fraction of the size & weight and much easier to handle. Their fixed apertures aren't really a problem with a DSLR. The Tamron 500 or Sigma 600(?) are probably the best options.

I have a 67 500/5.6 which is very good when stopped down on my 645D. I haven't really tried it on the K-1 (too cumbersome to lug around). I also have a KA Sigma 400/5.6 (not sure of the filter diameter but it's one of tne 'synchro-focus' versions) - it shows some 'misting' which seems common (the web suggests possibly lubrication related?).

No matter how long you go, you'll always want more reach. There's an argument you'll get better images with a shorter, easier to handle lens on a crop body or cropping in post.
Edited by johnha: 28/03/2020 - 12:32
Defragged
Posted 28/03/2020 - 14:20 Link
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Mike-P
Posted 28/03/2020 - 14:25 Link
Defragged wrote:
It's a zoom but it goes to 500mm!

https://www.lcegroup.co.uk/Used/Sigma-150-500-F/5-6.3-APO-DG-OS-_273186.


Gone already ... someone nabbed it.

What was the price?

Edit: Search gives this link
Edited by Mike-P: 28/03/2020 - 14:27
HarisF1
Posted 28/03/2020 - 14:56 Link
I think that must be the same item. Just missing the .html at the end.

On topic, have you tried the DA* 300 with a TC?
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Defragged
Posted 28/03/2020 - 15:24 Link
Mike-P wrote:
Defragged wrote:
It's a zoom but it goes to 500mm!

https://www.lcegroup.co.uk/Used/Sigma-150-500-F/5-6.3-APO-DG-OS-_273186.


Gone already ... someone nabbed it.

What was the price?

349.99. It has been up and available on their site for a couple of weeks at least but yes, bought in the last hour. Maybe someone on this site nabbed it and if they did, good luck to them.

Edit: Search gives this link

Copied from their site:-
Home / Secondhand / Sigma 150-500 F/5-6.3 APO DG OS
Sigma 150-500 F/5-6.3 APO DG OS
CLICK TO ENLARGE (4)Sigma 150-500 F/5-6.3 APO DG OS Fitting: Pentax
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Condition: **** (Good condition)

Item No: 729520

Branch: Bristol (Broadmead)

Branch Telephone: 0117 927 6185



In store now!
Next working day home delivery available
Contact us to confirm availability and buy.
349.99
This is a pentax fit telephoto lens made by sigma.
The lens is in an overall good condition it is optically clear and image stabilised. This lens is perfect for wildlife, aviation and sport photography. Comes with a six month warranty.
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Edited by Defragged: 28/03/2020 - 15:40
angerdan
Posted 23/12/2020 - 22:01 Link
BruceStrachan wrote:
Looking for 400 to 500mm length lens. What's out there?

The HD DA 560mm f5.6 DC AW:
ricoh-imaging.eu/uk_en/da-560mm-f5-6-ed-aw
pentaxforums.com/forums/10-pentax-slr-lens-discussion/352297-pentax-da-560mm-f-5-6-lens-availability-uk.html
Edited by angerdan: 23/12/2020 - 22:02
Posted 24/12/2020 - 14:32 Link
BruceStrachan wrote:
Looking for 400 to 500mm length lens..
What's out there?
Cheers

Bruce

I have a Tamron SP 500mm, case, filters etc. that I bought some time ago and haven't used since Noah built the ark. Something like that?
Be well, stay safe, but most of all, invest in memories
BruceStrachan
Posted 27/12/2020 - 21:44 Link
I got an Apo 50 to 500mmm
Cheers,

Bruce
jeallen01
Posted 27/12/2020 - 22:50 Link
In my experience, the Sigma 150-500 was not a very good lens at the long end - mine is now in Russia, and I hope the buyer has had better results than I did
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)

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