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Pentax smc DA* 200mm f/2.8 ED(IF) SDM
9.1 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

User Review

Wakaas, pentaxforums.com
20 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I was a bit reluctant to buy it first but after testing it and seeing how sharp and beautiful colors it produce, I was left with no other option than to own it. Its a wonderful lens.
  • Pros: Very Sharp, Colors, Fast aperture
  • Cons: Purple fringing
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Overall 10
10

User Review

JeffB, pentaxforums.com
11 April 2014
  • Excerpt: The lens looks, feels and behaves as a precision instrument. The build quality is phenomenal. As a weather sealed system on the K bodies it makes a perfect outdoor companion for any conditions. The hood mounts solidly and provides further rain shielding and fair weather glare protection.
  • Pros: Stunning optical and build quality
  • Cons: No tripod mounting ring
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

jddwoods, pentaxforums.com
16 February 2014
  • Excerpt: This is my birding & wildlife lens, it is a little short for many birding situations, but this is not a fault of the lens but my choice to go with the 200 mm for its more compact size than the 300. Likely I will get the new rear converter up the road sometime which should give some extra reach.
  • Pros: sharpness, build quality, quiet autofocus.
  • Cons: Ridiculous huge hood, some purple fringing in high contrast situations.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

steveUsername, pentaxforums.com
23 December 2013
  • Excerpt: THE 200MM 2.8 IS A LOVELY LENS ON THE K3 I CANT FAULT IT,ITS A FAST TELEPHOTO LENS YES ITS AUTO FOCUSING IS NOT AS FAST AS CANON OR NIKON BUT I HAVE NEVER HAD AN OUT OF FOCUS SHOT YET.
  • Pros: light sharp ,weather sealed.
  • Cons: none its pentax
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Overall 10
10

User Review

markos, pentaxforums.com
23 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Love this lens, I use it as a walk around telephoto, forcing me to see as the lens does. I find it ideal as a go to candid lens at events (used it at a wedding and it was great). Got a bad rep for purple fringing, but hand on heart this hasn't been a remote problem for me!
  • Pros: Build, weight (relative to what you get...), WR
  • Cons: Clutching at straws... Monster hood?
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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 10
10

User Review

Runegutt123, pentaxforums.com
16 October 2013
  • Excerpt: I just love it. Its christal sharp from full opening.
  • Pros: Christal sharp, well built, possible to carry
  • Cons: Nothing
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Stone G., pentaxforums.com
14 May 2013
  • Excerpt: If this was a strictly "objective" review, the proper rating should probably end up around 8.5 but apart from a few quirks this is a fantastic lens and for me it is definitely rather a 9 than an 8-rated lens.
  • Pros: Overall optical quality, AF speed and accuracy when lens is within proper range, handling/ergonimcs, mechanical construction
  • Cons: Some purple fringing, some AF hunting when going from one extreme to the other, no tripod mount
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

florinlib, pentaxforums.com
13 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Overall I give it only 9 - sporadic PF in harsh light and sometimes unpleasant bokeh at f2.8, but this is due to photographer bad skill
  • Pros: AF, sharp, build
  • Cons: no aperture ring
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Overall 10
10

User Review

K'evo, pentaxforums.com
17 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Pentax DA* 200mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM
  • Pros: The quality of images, contrast, color, sharpness, great bokeh!!
  • Cons: no cons!!
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