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Pentax smc DA* 200mm f/2.8 ED(IF) SDM
9.0 out of 10

Pentax smc DA* 200mm f/2.8 ED(IF) SDM

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc DA* 200mm f/2.8 ED(IF) SDM

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Overall 10
10

Excellent mid-range telephoto lens

the bird guy, B&H Photo
27 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Use this for wildlife and objects not too far away. Plants and flowers look terrific. Operates quietly. Lens hood is a little tricky to attach.
  • Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 4
4.0

First sample definitely faulty/defective

Russ, B&H Photo
19 August 2012
  • Excerpt: I had been anticipating buying this lens for a while. I finally bought it. It is not too heavy, especially compared to my Sigma 70-200, feels very nice, balanced and olid. Upon my first outing with the lens I took about 50 outdoor shots with good lighting.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 10
10

So far, so good.

Railwolf, B&H Photo
4 April 2012
  • Excerpt: I've had the lens a couple of weeks and am very satisfied so far. Very well built lens.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Very solid and sharp lens

Ole-Petter, B&H Photo
25 October 2011
  • Excerpt: I bought this for use with my Pentax K-5. The image quality is superior to telezooms I have owned previously. I have used it for children's football events, portraits and landscape fotography so far, and I am very pleased.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Pricey but worth it
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Overall 10
10

Just what I needed

Eclectic Mike, B&H Photo
1 May 2011
  • Excerpt: I spent years trying to eek out good sport and indoor pictures without a flash from lenses that just weren't made to do so and this lens looks like what I've needed at an affordable price.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

wow

chamayan, B&H Photo
18 February 2011
  • Excerpt: I used it mostly for ice hockey pictures, it is very sharp, i simply love it
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: NONE
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Overall 10
10

Very fine lens.

Lynn Jr, B&H Photo
24 May 2010
  • Excerpt: I use this lens mostly for wildlife and landscape work. Extremely well built, weather sealed, fast, and sharp at all F-stops. My only gripe with this lens is its weight. It is heavy. But, considering the build quality and superb optics, the extra weight is not a very big issue.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Pentax 200mm f/2.8 ED IF SDM SMC DA* review by slider

slider, slrgear.com
21 March 2010
  • Summary: The build qualit is very good and should last me a for years to come. The Images have been extremely sharp you might say magnificent. the supersonic drive motor is very fast and smooth.
  • Pros: Extremely sharp and quite.
  • Cons: its a little heavy, but I can live with it.
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Overall 10
10

Even better than I thought

colinsart, B&H Photo
18 February 2010
  • Excerpt: I have found this to be a very usable lens and I can get a lot closer to things than I would have thought possible. It's a little bit heavy but take it for a photo walk and it's a lot better than a gym workout.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Excellent objectif

chrisprof81, Ebay
5 August 2009
  • Summary: La qualité optique est excellente, dès f2,8 le piqué est bien là, seules quelques rares situations à f2,8 peuvent engendrer des franges pourpres dans des zones surexposées. Aussi, comme avec tous les objectifs bien lumineux, les zones de flous sont sujettes aux aberrations longitudinales (violet...
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