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Pentax SMCP-FA 80-200mm f/4.7-5.6
7.6 out of 10

Pentax SMCP-FA 80-200mm f/4.7-5.6

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax SMCP-FA 80-200mm f/4.7-5.6

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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

ANGUS YOUNG, pentaxforums.com
21 July 2015
  • Excerpt: I've bought this lens cause I was looking for something in between the 100 and 200. I've read the review and I decided for this.
  • Pros: Very light - Sharp
  • Cons: Not fast
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

sonicgroove, pentaxforums.com
3 June 2015
  • Excerpt: Bought this today from a local store for £35. possibly overpaid slightly looking at ebay prices. It was an impulse purchase, so I didn't know what to expect. I took a few shots while on the school run and ran the RAW's thru CS6 when I got home.
  • Pros: Price, Weight, bang per buck.
  • Cons: Low light performance.
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

slowhands95128, pentaxforums.com
8 December 2014
  • Excerpt: I was surprised by the very good optical performance of this cheap manual focus lens, which I suspect is a stripped version of its autofocus F and FA 80-200mm siblings. In fact, the optical formula of all three lenses is identical (11 elements, 7 groups, 8 blade aperture).
  • Pros: Good optics, light, compact
  • Cons: Some CA, softer at 200, plasticky
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

dme, pentaxforums.com
6 December 2014
  • Excerpt: I had no need to buy this, but when an eBay auction came up offering the FA 35-80mm f4-5.6, the FA 100-300 f4.7-5.8, and this lens together, curiosity got the better of me, and £43 including postage later I was the proud owner of all three. I apportioned this total to give the indicated price.
  • Pros: Light, sharp, good colour and contrast, across the full zoom range
  • Cons: Slow, narrow zoom range, and there are better (though maybe not as cheap as this!)
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

cipollone, pentaxforums.com
16 November 2014
  • Excerpt: Per quello che costa buona nitidezza a 200 mm .
  • Pros: Basso costo, buona nitidezza
  • Cons: Anello messa a fuoco
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

esrandall, pentaxforums.com
16 June 2014
  • Excerpt: One of the first lenses I purchased when I was looking to play around with cheap. lower-end glass. I only paid a combined $35 (the seller also had it's littler brother, the 35-80) + shipping, and was pleasantly surprised when I received both lenses in almost new condition, complete with papers.
  • Pros: quick auto-focus, sharp enough, good color redering
  • Cons: physically unattractive, not fun for manual focus, not good for use with a CPL
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Overall 10
10

awesome lens

Displaced Californian, Amazon
11 May 2014
  • Summary: I have this lens but was considering buying the current 55-300 Pentax offers to get more zoom for wildlife photography. While this lens is sharp with little artifact, the current crop of Pentax lenses were horrid.
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

stillshot2, pentaxforums.com
19 April 2014
  • Excerpt: My copy of this lens produces excellent images, especially for the price (I paid $23 USD plus $10 shipping). If I stop it down a little it can outperform lenses that cost much more.
  • Pros: Sharp, little to no Chromatic Abberation, cheap price
  • Cons: Not fast aperture, plasticky build, not the prettiest looking lens
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Joojoo2010, pentaxforums.com
22 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Not really use anymore much...
  • Pros: Weight,size,zoom not extend
  • Cons: Flare, no lens hood
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

bradsarno, pentaxforums.com
19 August 2013
  • Excerpt: I found this used locally for $70. Pretty shocked at the sharpness and general lack of major aberration issues. It's light, compact, easy to handle, focuses nicely. I find the colors are GREAT too. A real stunner of a lens at this price.
  • Pros: quite sharp, pentax color, compact, light
  • Cons: slow at f4.7
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