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Pentax smc FA 645 80 - 160mm/4,5

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc FA 645 80 - 160mm/4,5

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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

revdocjim, pentaxforums.com
13 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I picked it up on a whim from the junk bin for 6,500 yen. I prefer primes but at that price decided I could take a chance. I've only shot three rolls thru it but am pretty pleased with the results. But it sure is heavy! And the balance is extremely front heavy. My right hand aches after every roll! And I think the heavy front elements combined with the smooth and light action focus ring are what leads to the focus creep.
  • Pros: great range
  • Cons: front heavy, focus creep
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Overall 10
10

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MalcolmL, pentaxforums.com
29 March 2014
  • Excerpt: This is a sharp lens but not as sharp as prime lenses in the 645 / 67 line. It is sharp stopped down but a little soft wide open.The lens exhibits low level CA and I could get no flare even against bright sunlit skies. The colours are good and the lens has a good contrast profile differentiating many bands of grey in monochrome images.
  • Pros: Sharp, little CA, little flare, Colours
  • Cons: Heavy, stiff zoom ring, harsh bokeh in some situations
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Overall 10
10

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rick_reddy, pentaxforums.com
28 July 2012
  • Excerpt: My appraisal is probably overly generous, but I like this lens a lot. I use it in combination with the 45-85 FA zoom lens, and Adapter 645 ( for 67II lenses). Like it's wide angle sibling, the 80-160mm short telephoto produces very sharp images, though I will usually chose faster film if I plan to work with this lens. A tripod is not out of the question either, because the lens is on the heavy side--over 2 pounds.
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Overall 10
10

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phonoline, pentaxforums.com
7 February 2012
  • Excerpt: This is an amazing lens on the 645D for portraits. Tack sharp even wide open.
  • Pros: Tack sharp, great portrait lens
  • Cons: none so far
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

JPO, pentaxforums.com
20 May 2009
  • Excerpt: Overall, it's in my bag everyday. I use it everywhere. If I've had a setup where I hadn't used this lens, it must have been for some special application. I've even used it with 645 Auto Bellows and been satisfied with its performance.
  • Pros: Workhorse. Daily carry. Sturdy. Good optics.
  • Cons: None; exceeds expectations.
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

yurihuta, pentaxforums.com
15 May 2009
  • Excerpt: This is a big, long lens. Not too heavy. It is really well constructed and very sharp. The end of the lens has a wheel that allows you to rotate your filter with the lens hood on - a very handy feature. It is a fantastic zoom range for portraits of groups and individuals.
  • Pros: Solid construction, nice and sharp. Very useable range.
  • Cons: It is a large, long lens. A tad slow.
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