WTD: Possibly looking for some lenses


chrism_scotland

Link Posted 21/01/2011 - 15:56
Well I'm waiting for my K20D to arrive on Monday and my 16-45 f4 on Tuesday but I'm looking to add some other lenses to my kit,
I'm looking at new options also but I thought I'd see what people here have that they are looking to sell.
So I'm looking for the following:
Prime Lens probably a 35mm but will consider others.
Wide Angle Lens - Cheapest Options seems to be Sigma 10-20 which I've had before but others considered.
Telephoto - Been looking at the Pentax 55-300 new but would consider used models and also other eg Tamron/Sigma or 50-200

Also looking for a wireless remote for my K20D if anyone has one.

Cheers folks

snappychappy

Link Posted 21/01/2011 - 18:42
The Tamron 70-300mm is an excellent len's had it for a while, and a useful half lifesize zoom option for macro work.
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chaude

Link Posted 21/01/2011 - 18:48
Have you thought about a manual one? some adaptall 2 tele zooms are great! e.g. my 70-210mm f3.5, I've heard good things about the 60-300mm and certainly the 80-200 f2.8, especially if you pair it with the PKA mount!
They also work fine with the 1.7x AF TC to make it into an auto.

rparmar

Link Posted 21/01/2011 - 21:43
Seems more like a discussion thread than a classified?
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Dangermouse

Link Posted 22/01/2011 - 08:39
If you're after a 35mm, SRS still have the new DA 35mm f2.4 for 150 which is probably the best 35mm out there in value for money terms. Very sharp, auto focus, and cheaper than a used FA 35mm f2.
Matt

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Offertonhatter

Link Posted 22/01/2011 - 19:55
I agree with the 35mm F2.4

The lens is a bargain! It only has a plastic bayonet, but don't let that put you off. The lens is light and fits snugly on the body (whether K20D, *istDS, K-5 etc) In fact using it on the K-5 which demands high quality optics, it is great.

I can't recommend it enough.
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Gwyn

Link Posted 22/01/2011 - 21:02
Are you taking my Avatar's name in vain?

WTD = What the Duck.

What does it mean in this case?
Just curious!

The Sigma 10-20 is probably the best wide angle unless you can afford the Pentax 12-24. I believe the older model is better than the new one.

Mike-P

Link Posted 22/01/2011 - 21:13
Gwyn wrote:

WTD = What the Duck.

What does it mean in this case?
Just curious!


Wanted
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Gwyn

Link Posted 22/01/2011 - 21:43
Thanks Mike.

So many confusing abbreviations being used on the forum nowadays - at least WTD - which I would have written as Wtd for wanted as per the Exchange and Mart (showing my age!) - can't be misconstrued as something rude like WTF can .

shanegeach

Link Posted 22/01/2011 - 21:47
chrism_scotland wrote:
Well I'm waiting for my K20D to arrive on Monday and my 16-45 f4 on Tuesday but I'm looking to add some other lenses to my kit,
I'm looking at new options also but I thought I'd see what people here have that they are looking to sell.
So I'm looking for the following:
Prime Lens probably a 35mm but will consider others.
Wide Angle Lens - Cheapest Options seems to be Sigma 10-20 which I've had before but others considered.
Telephoto - Been looking at the Pentax 55-300 new but would consider used models and also other eg Tamron/Sigma or 50-200

Also looking for a wireless remote for my K20D if anyone has one.

Cheers folks

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chrism_scotland

Link Posted 22/01/2011 - 21:54
Thanks folks, I think I'm going to order the 35mm from SRS and probably the 55-300 from Park although I'm tempted by the cheaper Tamron that Dave has listed on the forums which would save a bit of cash for now, as for Wide Angle I think it'll be the Sigma 10-20 when I decide to buy as I loved my previous version on the Sony especially as the Pentax 12-24 is much dearer!
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