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Pentax smc FA 645 80 - 160mm/4,5
8.7 out of 10

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 9
9.0

User Review

svencich, pentaxforums.com
19 February 2015
  • Excerpt: Starting from f 5.6, images are becoming very good. I have linked a screenshot of a 100 percent crop, shot at 140 mm, ISO 640, f 5.6. Quality stays very good up to f 16.
  • Pros: Versatile, sharp, good build quality
  • Cons: Heavy, slow focus
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

mikeSF, pentaxforums.com
9 December 2014
  • Excerpt: This lens came with my kit and as I am usually not interested in using a zoom and have a full set of primes covering this range, I never actually tried this lens in the field.
  • Pros: range is very convenient. decent IQ
  • Cons: lens creep. slow f/4.5 max aperture.
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Overall 10
10

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pursang, pentaxforums.com
3 December 2014
  • Excerpt: This lens is almost perfect for my plans in studio. My only wish is that it was just a tad wider. I wanted to purchase a used zoom as my first for the 645Z before embarking on purchasing some of their new lenses to ascertain if the used market is worth the trouble.
  • Pros: Handling, sharpness, focal range
  • Cons: Screw driven focus
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Overall 8
8.0

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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!
  • Pros: great range
  • Cons: front heavy, focus creep
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Overall 10
10

User Review

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.
  • Pros: Sharp, little CA, little flare, Colours
  • Cons: Heavy, stiff zoom ring, harsh bokeh in some situations
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Overall 10
10

User Review

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...
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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

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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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