Dfa 70-200mm


derek897

Link Posted 28/02/2018 - 18:22
Spotted this on Amazon.co.uk

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B00TDGONZU/ref=mw_dp_olp?ie=UTF8&condi...
I know what i like, If not always why.

ilovesaabs

Link Posted 01/03/2018 - 10:43
3% negative rating 4% neutral.....I will wait for the next SRS fire sale I think
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derek897

Link Posted 01/03/2018 - 11:39
Just thought that with the protection of buying from Amazon and at close to half price, it might have been of interest.
It's not for me, as much as I'd love to have it.
I know what i like, If not always why.

ilovesaabs

Link Posted 01/03/2018 - 14:32
I'd love to have it
I fancy the idea of the F4 version coming out next year
I bought the FA*80-200 recently and love that
I can't bear to part with the DA*60-250 (much lighter)

So next SRS deals will be when I go for one of the new lenses for sure.
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derek897

Link Posted 01/03/2018 - 14:40
I was watching an fa* 80-200mm on the bay
For a while. 560 I think it went for. From Japan though. So I wonder what the tax/duty would have been.
The proposed f4 version might be sweet if the optics are as excellent as you'd expect.
I know what i like, If not always why.

LennyBloke

Link Posted 01/03/2018 - 15:02
derek897 wrote:
I was watching an fa* 80-200mm on the bay
For a while. 560 I think it went for. From Japan though. So I wonder what the tax/duty would have been.
The proposed f4 version might be sweet if the optics are as excellent as you'd expect.

You never know Derek, I might put mine up for sale again - it's too heavy for most photo trips, and probably not as good as the D-FA* equivalent
LennyBloke

ilovesaabs

Link Posted 01/03/2018 - 16:26
I bought my FA* for Cuba, then I thought Cor blimey it's heavy, much heaver than the 60-250. So, apart from the days I was using the FA primes the DA* was permanently attached to the K-3.

Optically the FA* is brilliant, but given my medical condition prior to Cuba, weight was a concern (didn't stop me taking the 15-30).
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derek897

Link Posted 01/03/2018 - 18:21
LennyBloke wrote:
derek897 wrote:
I was watching an fa* 80-200mm on the bay
For a while. 560 I think it went for. From Japan though. So I wonder what the tax/duty would have been.
The proposed f4 version might be sweet if the optics are as excellent as you'd expect.

You never know Derek, I might put mine up for sale again - it's too heavy for most photo trips, and probably not as good as the D-FA* equivalent

Bad bad man
I know what i like, If not always why.

derek897

Link Posted 01/03/2018 - 18:22
I never thought of looking at the weight of it.
I know what i like, If not always why.

jeallen01

Link Posted 02/03/2018 - 13:12
derek897 wrote:
I never thought of looking at the weight of it.

Virtually any 70/80-200mm F2.8 zoom is going to be heavy, although IIRC the Tamron version is a little lighter than most.

OTOH, my original non HSM/non-Macro Sigma 70-200 F2.8 EX version doesn't feel that heavy either.
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body) , & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)
Last Edited by jeallen01 on 02/03/2018 - 13:17

HarisF1

Link Posted 02/03/2018 - 13:48
jeallen01 wrote:
derek897 wrote:
I never thought of looking at the weight of it.

Virtually any 70/80-200mm F2.8 zoom is going to be heavy, although IIRC the Tamron version is a little lighter than most.

OTOH, my original non HSM/non-Macro Sigma 70-200 F2.8 EX version doesn't feel that heavy either.

Is it the EX DG version of the non-HSM/Macro lens?

jeallen01

Link Posted 02/03/2018 - 13:53
HarisF1 wrote:
jeallen01 wrote:
Quote:
I never thought of looking at the weight of it.

Virtually any 70/80-200mm F2.8 zoom is going to be heavy, although IIRC the Tamron version is a little lighter than most.

OTOH, my original non HSM/non-Macro Sigma 70-200 F2.8 EX version doesn't feel that heavy either.

Is it the EX DG version of the non-HSM/Macro lens?

It's the EX version which is even earlier than the EX DG version! - see the PentaxForums reviews here
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body) , & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)

HarisF1

Link Posted 02/03/2018 - 15:10
I had an EX DG version and I can't tell the difference between it and the EX other than a bit of cosmetics. Fabulously sharp lens.

jeallen01

Link Posted 02/03/2018 - 15:52
IIRC, the there was little or no difference between the 2 versions except that the later version was marked DG to indicate that it was FF-compatible, whereas the APS-C-only compatible versions of Sigma lenses began to be marked "DC" to differentiate them from the FF-compatible lenses.

I agree (as did most of the reviewers on the US forum) that these 2 versions are, as you say, "fabulously sharp". BTW: bought mine for 400 s/h from Mifsuds in 2008 - and it's not going "anywhere else" anytime soon, even though I don't use it very much nowadays.
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body) , & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)
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