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8.6 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

naokiom, pentaxforums.com
25 December 2014
  • Excerpt: It's small and light and best of all, the length of lens won't change by zooming thanks to the inner zoom design. However,rotating front extends about 10mm at closest distance but that's it!
  • Pros: light weight/small/sharp
  • Cons: plastic mount
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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). I do have the FA 80-200 version, and the differences seem purely cosmetic, except this manual focus lens has a wider manual focus ring in front and weighs much less (under 300gm vs about 500 gm).
  • 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. I learned right away that these were slow lenses that needed light to have a chance, so I waited until we had a little sun, and then took the 80-200 out. I was not disappointed.
  • 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 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. I was shocked at the sharpness of some images I took on a sunny day at 200mm, f8 aperture, and there wasn't even any purple fringing or chromatic aberrations. It also performs pretty well wide open too at all focal lengths, and makes a great outdoor wildlife or portrait lens.
  • 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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Overall 10
10

A Great Price on a great lens for a Pentax K-30!

sfweaver1, Ebay
1 July 2013
  • Summary: A superb Pentax A lens that works very well with my new Pentax K-30 dslr. When I purchased my K-30 I was wanting to be able to use lenses I had for my Pentax Super Program slr camera. They work fine too. This size lens I did not have and at a great Ebay price I have a lens that covers a broad range of shot settings from 80-200mm. It is small and lightweight. There are many great lens values on older lenses that still have plenty of photographic life left in them on Ebay!
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

dasboot88, pentaxforums.com
8 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Exelence tele photo lens.
  • Pros: Image quality, Sharpness, Light weight, small size, Correct auto focus
  • Cons: Ugly looking when fitting with modern DSLR, Arpeture size
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