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What fast medium tele?
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Thanks for the suggestions.



Pentax 135 f/2.5... there seems to be many models around. Are they the same? The reviewed "K" one seems unexciting. Can't find the f/1.8 in a quick look. I do agree the GPS unit looks like a handy accessory, combined with the K-r and a few lenses... the cost is adding up fast though. I'm not sure how much use I'd put it to though. Plus I'm not putting another body though astro conversion, if I can find anyone that does Pentax anyway.



Oly 150/2 - should be nice. Too expensive, plus I'd have to worry about image circle, mount conversion etc...



Sony/Zeiss 135 f/1.8, I had forgotten about that. It may be marginally "better" than the Canon f/2, but for the huge increase in price and requiring either a different body or mount conversion, is more pain than it is worth. The A77 definitely is not an option for it if I were to consider it. This is one application where the mirror ghosting is highly likely to show up and absolutely unacceptable at any level.



Tamron 180mm f/2.5 - looks interesting but I can't find one.



I guess I should add I already have the Sigma 150mm f/2.8 macro in this area, hence wanting something a bit faster. I'm not sure f/2.5 is faster enough, unless it was significantly better wide open than the Sigma.



So overall I don't think there sounds like anything that would sway me from the Canon 135/2. I found one used but it is hardly less than a new one. But is it worth it as I don't think I'd really have a use for it outside astrophotography... I'm not sure. So expect to hear that I bought one tomorrow. <img src='http://forum.photozone.de/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Tongue' />
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What fast medium tele? - by popo - 09-03-2011, 03:53 PM
What fast medium tele? - by arvydas - 09-04-2011, 04:36 AM
What fast medium tele? - by Guest - 09-04-2011, 04:52 AM
What fast medium tele? - by Rainer - 09-04-2011, 06:47 AM
What fast medium tele? - by popo - 09-04-2011, 09:21 AM
What fast medium tele? - by Rainer - 09-04-2011, 03:26 PM
What fast medium tele? - by Yakim - 09-05-2011, 08:32 PM
What fast medium tele? - by popo - 09-08-2011, 11:24 AM
What fast medium tele? - by dtr - 09-12-2011, 10:05 PM
What fast medium tele? - by popo - 09-13-2011, 07:24 AM
What fast medium tele? - by backcountryskier - 09-14-2011, 03:19 PM
What fast medium tele? - by popo - 09-14-2011, 05:32 PM
What fast medium tele? - by Guest - 09-14-2011, 06:09 PM
What fast medium tele? - by popo - 09-14-2011, 06:22 PM

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