Moderate telephoto zoom for Pentax

Discussion in 'Pentax' started by Pinaki, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. Pinaki

    Pinaki Guest

    I have a Pentax *ist - I want to supplement the kit 18-55 lens with
    a longer zoom. I'm considering the DA-50-200/4-5.6 by Pentax.
    My needs are fairly moderate - mostly snapshots. Is there any
    other consumer zooms I should consider? Other manufacturers?
    My budget is quite modest - so I cannot go after the really good
    glass. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Pinaki, Aug 10, 2008
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  2. Pinaki

    Pete D Guest

    I don't have the lens but it is fairly well regarded among those that have

    Get onto and onto the Pentax SLR forum, plenty of people
    there really like it. Personally I have the Sigma DG APO 70-300mm and it is
    by all accounts a better lens.


    Pete D, Aug 11, 2008
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  3. Pinaki

    Pinaki Guest

    Thanks, Pete. I also looked at those and placed an order yesterday.
    Just saw
    your post and thought of reconsidering. But B&H has already shipped
    lens! Boy, these guys are prompt! Anyway, I'm sure I'll enjoy it just
    as much.

    Pinaki, Aug 11, 2008
  4. Pinaki

    Pete D Guest


    And get over to DP Review Pentax forum, worth the trip.
    Pete D, Aug 11, 2008
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