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    Telephoto lens for KX

    Hi all, I have a friend who recently received a Pentax kx as a gift but is frustrated trying to find decent lenses for it. She would like something that reaches about 300mm ideally. Any suggestions? I know very little about Pentax! Thank you!

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    Something in the 28-300 range might suit. Cost could be a problem.
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    Sigma 70-300 is a well priced option with the added benefit of 1:2 macro.

    There is now a stabilised version that I have not used.

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    The pentax 55-300 is supposed to be very good, but I have personally not used it.
    For longer lenses for Pentax, the Tamron and Sigmas' become better options.
    I'm told the 18-250's are supposed to be good all rounders.

    Me personally, I have the Sigma 70-200 2.8 and find it very good, but heavy. Maybe a little short, but with a 1.4 tele converter may suit. It kind of really depends upon how heavy and how much $$ your friend want's to spend.
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    Thank you all I will pass on your feedback! She says she uses telephoto as her main lens but its not for wildlife or sports so doesn't need more than 300mm and guess as its her main lens probably needs it to be reasonably light!

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    The Pentax SMCP-DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED is supposed to be a fine lens.

    Seems like pretty good value too.

    Please don't hesitate to provide me with CC! I'd love to hear your thoughts regarding any of my images. Thanks!

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    560mm/5.6 FTW
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kym View Post
    560mm/5.6 FTW
    I have the same feeling it is on show at photokina priced at $6999,well that is not the price range for me,so now I can stop saving

    Jack.

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