Visit Asahi Photo Visit Asahi Photo Visit Asahi Photo

Anyone here got a DA* 200mm ?

Unlocker
Posted 03/04/2008 - 11:04 Link
Just wondered how you're getting on with it and what your thoughts are on it?
Mongoose
Posted 03/04/2008 - 11:19 Link
and where you live, when you're likely to be away and where abouts in the house you store your camera equipment......
you don't have to be mad to post here



but it does help
Unlocker
Posted 03/04/2008 - 20:28 Link
Went over to SRS today for a play and a possible purchase, and whilst the quality was definately there, the purple fringing did seem to be excessive in a couple of the test shots i took.

For once, I left without buying anything!

I know the conditions were not very good, but how much of a problem is this for those that have bought it?
cgproudfoot
Posted 05/04/2008 - 08:24 Link
I'm looking at this lens, too, I have the DA*50-135 F2.8 and FA*300 F4.5 and thought the DA*200 F2.8 would be a good complement. At the price, though, I am put off by all the reports of purple fringes. Has Pentax made a mistake with this lens? Perhaps they should have redesigned it rather than copied the optics on the FA*200 F2.8?
Chris
Bob and his Pentax
Posted 11/04/2008 - 19:40 Link
I've had this lens for just under 2 weeks - not done a lot with it yet, but popped up to Slimbridge last Saturday to give it a whirl...
All pictures taken on K20D RAW+JPG but these are taken from the JPGs with no processing except to resize, the crops are taken from the full size pictures.

Comment Image


Comment Image


Comment Image


Comment Image


Comment Image


Comment Image


Comment Image


Comment Image


Finally as folk are interested in the purple fringing I took some pigs of the TV aerial to see what I got - Shot RAW+JPG so these are the same picture just in different formats
first from JPG
Comment Image


Comment Image


then PS CS2 raw conversion - no changes to Photoshop defaults

Comment Image


Comment Image


My copy seems to have little purple fringing and that which there is can be removed by a small change to the fringing sliders.

All in all I am happy with the lens.

Bob

PS as suggested before this lens gives an image circle that will cover 35mm film - I put it on one of my LXs and theres no sign of viginetting.
Good luck

Bob

Pentax user since 1978, Digital since 1997.
Kit includes: K-7, K20D, K10D, *istDS, full set DA* lens, etc

Add Comment

To leave a comment - Log in to Pentax User or create a new account.