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    just became a pentaxian (k-5) now for lens lust to kick in

    I just ordered a new K-5. It arrives Monday

    A nice shiny 18-135mm will be attached to go with my ancient 50mm and 135mm.

    Looking for longer telephoto. Seems like lots of options,
    Any suggestions welcome.

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    Congrats on the camera! Awesome.

    What do you want in the lens? Big reach? Speed? Both?

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    most serious ppl who buy Pentax buy it for the Limited prime lenses, some of the best primes ever made, dont neglect them!

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    Think about DA*300 f4, with a Kenko 1.5x or Tamron 1.4x TC; or alternatively a Sigma 100-300 f4 DG EX, also with a TC. Unfortunately, the Sigma is no longer in production.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crf529 View Post
    Congrats on the camera! Awesome.

    What do you want in the lens? Big reach? Speed? Both?
    Probably the reach but speed is a factor. Sharp at the long end. (oh and magically make my shooting better than average)

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    Quote Originally Posted by doombaj01 View Post
    Think about DA*300 f4, with a Kenko 1.5x or Tamron 1.4x TC; or alternatively a Sigma 100-300 f4 DG EX, also with a TC. Unfortunately, the Sigma is no longer in production.
    Do you lose much speed or sharpness using the 1.5X??

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    congrats on the K-5 wonderful camera.

    I'd also suggest you have a look at the Sigma 150-500. I use it a lot for the reach it gives me at sporting fixtures.
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    Both the Sigma and Tamron 70-200 2.8 are great lenses, as well as the Bigma 150-500. It will most likely come down to how much you are willing to lay out.

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