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    Default Tamron 70-300 selling at S$232 should i buy?

    I thinking whether is it worth to buy the Tamron 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di LD Macro at the price of S$232??? Anyway, i'm using pentax k-x with 18-55mm kit. and i like to shoot landscape, outdoor portrait, seldom shoot at night, plants, my dog, and food.

    So do you think i should buy this, anyway i'm very new to DSLR. so hope that you master of camera could give me some advise.
    Pentax K-x, Pentax Super A, Tamron 17-50 f2.8, Tamron AF70-300mm, Pentax-M 50mm f1.7

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    Default Re: Tamron 70-300 selling at S$232 should i buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by speedfactory View Post
    I thinking whether is it worth to buy the Tamron 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di LD Macro at the price of S$232??? Anyway, i'm using pentax k-x with 18-55mm kit. and i like to shoot landscape, outdoor portrait, seldom shoot at night, plants, my dog, and food.

    So do you think i should buy this, anyway i'm very new to DSLR. so hope that you master of camera could give me some advise.
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    From where u get the price? can share?
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    Default Re: Tamron 70-300 selling at S$232 should i buy?

    Bought mine second hand for S$200, so this is a good price. Buy and try it out, it should work well for telephoto landscapes, portraits and pets. For food, maybe but you'll have to stand back and shoot since the minimum focus distance is quite far, about 1m+

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    Default Re: Tamron 70-300 selling at S$232 should i buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by ricsal View Post
    From where u get the price? can share?
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    Default Re: Tamron 70-300 selling at S$232 should i buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by darrrrrrrrrr View Post
    Bought mine second hand for S$200, so this is a good price. Buy and try it out, it should work well for telephoto landscapes, portraits and pets. For food, maybe but you'll have to stand back and shoot since the minimum focus distance is quite far, about 1m+
    mmm, but need to order, cos no more stock.
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    Default Re: Tamron 70-300 selling at S$232 should i buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by speedfactory View Post
    mmm, but need to order, cos no more stock.
    Order and wait, no choice that's the way things are with Pentax stuff in shops.

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    Default Re: Tamron 70-300 selling at S$232 should i buy?

    Well for this price, guess it's ok.
    But image quality wise is one of the weakest among other xx-300mm lens.
    There are mixed reviews of this lens. There's one user gave only 4/10 rating.
    http://www.pentaxforums.com/userrevi...uct=353&cat=76

    I would recommned the DAL 55-300 ($300+) over this lens. It has much better image quality.

    2 wks ago OP have stock & it's selling $250-260. If you are interestd & dun want to wait, u can check with them.
    Last edited by kengoh; 26th March 2010 at 10:26 AM.

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    DAL 55-300mm selling at 300+ meh? i still have decide which lens to get, considering this too! and tamron 28-200mm & pentax 50-200mm! hard choicesss all seem really good!

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    Default Re: Tamron 70-300 selling at S$232 should i buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by cutiedoggy View Post
    DAL 55-300mm selling at 300+ meh? i still have decide which lens to get, considering this too! and tamron 28-200mm & pentax 50-200mm! hard choicesss all seem really good!
    mmm...... so how much are both of them can provide price???
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    Default Re: Tamron 70-300 selling at S$232 should i buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by cutiedoggy View Post
    DAL 55-300mm selling at 300+ meh? i still have decide which lens to get, considering this too! and tamron 28-200mm & pentax 50-200mm! hard choicesss all seem really good!
    General advice is to skip the 28-200.

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    Default Re: Tamron 70-300 selling at S$232 should i buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by darrrrrrrrrr View Post
    General advice is to skip the 28-200.
    mmm so how much is it? for the pentax 50-200mm???
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    Default Re: Tamron 70-300 selling at S$232 should i buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by speedfactory View Post
    mmm so how much is it? for the pentax 50-200mm???
    Normal price for the 50-200mm WR is $620 - $650.
    Normal price for the 50-200mm is about $399 thereabouts.
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    Default Re: Tamron 70-300 selling at S$232 should i buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by speedfactory View Post
    I thinking whether is it worth to buy the Tamron 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di LD Macro at the price of S$232??? Anyway, i'm using pentax k-x with 18-55mm kit. and i like to shoot landscape, outdoor portrait, seldom shoot at night, plants, my dog, and food.

    So do you think i should buy this, anyway i'm very new to DSLR. so hope that you master of camera could give me some advise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kengoh View Post
    Well for this price, guess it's ok.
    But image quality wise is one of the weakest among other xx-300mm lens.
    There are mixed reviews of this lens. There's one user gave only 4/10 rating.
    http://www.pentaxforums.com/userrevi...uct=353&cat=76

    I would recommned the DAL 55-300 ($300+) over this lens. It has much better image quality.

    2 wks ago OP have stock & it's selling $250-260. If you are interestd & dun want to wait, u can check with them.
    just went OP last weekend... they have stock... $250...
    i still considering... dont know which one to buy...
    any comments on sigma on the same range??

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedfactory View Post
    mmm...... so how much are both of them can provide price???
    hmm for the tamron, i can get from ebay 2nd hand like probably less than $100? for the 50-200mm pentax, also from ebay (singapore) WR version at $270 only! with 1yr warrenty and stuff. cheap eh? but dunno if its too good to be true not cause only when u want then he order, cant like test or anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutiedoggy View Post
    hmm for the tamron, i can get from ebay 2nd hand like probably less than $100? for the 50-200mm pentax, also from ebay (singapore) WR version at $270 only! with 1yr warrenty and stuff. cheap eh? but dunno if its too good to be true not cause only when u want then he order, cant like test or anything
    One can just buy the WR dual kit lens alone for 419 liao.

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    Default Re: Tamron 70-300 selling at S$232 should i buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by ericzb View Post
    One can just buy the WR dual kit lens alone for 419 liao.
    but unless i'm holding a k-7 .... then not really worth it rite .... like putting a F1 tyre on a QQ like that ...

    anyway if the 55-300 really $250, i guess it is really reasonable , considering a grey tammy 28-300 is going for a $100 more ... tml go hoot liao ... the DAL is really getting a lot of postive around here over the tammys or siggy same range lens ....
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    Default Re: Tamron 70-300 selling at S$232 should i buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by cubicon View Post
    but unless i'm holding a k-7 .... then not really worth it rite .... like putting a F1 tyre on a QQ like that ...

    anyway if the 55-300 really $250, i guess it is really reasonable , considering a grey tammy 28-300 is going for a $100 more ... tml go hoot liao ... the DAL is really getting a lot of postive around here over the tammys or siggy same range lens ....
    Which place is selling the 55-300 for $250?
    If it is really selling at this price, then the price is not only reasonable but very cheap liao.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrrrrrrrrr View Post
    Order and wait, no choice that's the way things are with Pentax stuff in shops.
    It is a lot better now than before. There are a lot more Pentax users now, so whatever that's in demand in the shops get snapped up pretty fast.

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