Fa 80-320 compatability


alan S

Link Posted 12/09/2007 - 12:45
Hi Guys

I'm sure I've be fed some waffle yesterday?
I made an enquiry regarding an 80-320 to a shop in Lewisham,
Was asked what body to be used on?
IstD I replied, only to be told it will not work on the digitals. ???
I'm sure reading past posts from many of you it should, or at least there is no complaints. I can only find a referance about "A" position contacts but can't find the post.

I did try one early in the year that failed to read both Av and Tv. I did leave that in the shop.

I want a better **-300 zoom than the Tamron 70-300DI currently in my bag as the miss focus hunting is a nightmare

Regards
Alan

MattMatic

Link Posted 12/09/2007 - 12:51
Hi!

The FA80-320 works perfectly on all Pentax bodies

It is best, and most convenient, to use the lens on the "A" position. However, it's a great lens that is absolutely fab on digital.

Just wish I could get another at a reasonable price!!! (Well, after I've got my mits on a pair of DA* lenses that is )
Matt
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Daniel Bridge

Link Posted 12/09/2007 - 13:01
Don't you just love shop assistants who have no idea about something but still feel qualified to offer advice.

Dan
K-3, a macro lens and a DA*300mm...

alan S

Link Posted 12/09/2007 - 13:16
Thanks Matt

I was very sure but having the hiccup earlier gave doubt a chance
maybe I'll change bodies for a night, well it will work without af on my backup A3

Thanks again all

regards
Alan

Clarky

Link Posted 12/09/2007 - 13:19
Quote:
Just wish I could get another at a reasonable price!!!

What do you consider a reasonable price for a 80-320fa
Camera:|K-7|
Pentax Lenses:|DA12-24/f4 ED AL|DA35Ltd Macro|FA31Ltd|FA77Ltd|FA50/1.4|F70-210|FA20-35 f4/AL|A*200/f4 Macro ED|A50/1.7|A50 Macro f2.8|1.7xAF adapter|
Voigtlander|125/f2.5SL Macro APO Lanthar|
Sigma Lenses:|EX DG 100-300 f4|2X & 1.4X TC|
Flashes:|AF540FGZx2|RingFlash AF160FC|

Nimitz

Link Posted 12/09/2007 - 15:17
There is one the UK e-bay atm:

Item 250162528644
www.mieritz.net

alan S

Link Posted 12/09/2007 - 19:23
To create a penultimate chapter

I contacted the shop played at being a new customer owning a MZ7 they happily repeated the story and tested it on a MZ50 strangely it failed to read.
(not just digitals then)
Reduced the price to under 80 (from 119)

Slough charges 30 for a minor repair ---- could be lucky
I would check the connections internally first --- could be luckier?

Wait and see

Regards with fingers crossed

Alan

Mannesty

Link Posted 12/09/2007 - 23:12
alan S wrote:
To create a penultimate chapter

I contacted the shop played at being a new customer owning a MZ7 they happily repeated the story and tested it on a MZ50 strangely it failed to read.
(not just digitals then)
Reduced the price to under 80 (from 119)

Slough charges 30 for a minor repair ---- could be lucky
I would check the connections internally first --- could be luckier?

Wait and see

Regards with fingers crossed

Alan

Asking 80 for a faulty lens is about 80 too much I'd say as it's not fit for its intended purpose, used or not.
Peter E Smith

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Ratcatcher

Link Posted 15/09/2007 - 22:03
I have the 80-320 and i use it on my K10D and have had no problems at all with it.
Its a great lens.
Richard

K5 + Penta DA 18-135, Pentax 55-300, Pentax A-50mm F1.7, Sigma 10-20, Tamron 17-50, Tamron SP90 DI Macro
Manfrotto 190XPROB-804RC2 Head,
Samsung Flash Unit.


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