Just a feeler this......


cbrog

Link Posted 18/07/2022 - 21:00
Would anyone be interested in exchanging a DA*200 for my DA*60-250 with cash adjustment if necessary? The 60-250 is in excellent condition . Unfortunately as I approach 90 I'm finding the lens too heavy for me to manage comfortably. I really would like to get hold of a macro quality lens longer than the 100 or 105.





Roger

davidwozhere

Link Posted 18/07/2022 - 23:34
You could push the age profile on "demography" up even higher by filling in the poll !!

As to macro quality, you could try buying an F series AF adapter and marrying it up to an A series 100mm macro. It gives you a stunning 170mm AF ! It would probably be cheaper than what you are proposing?
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Pwynnej

Link Posted 19/07/2022 - 10:13
Alternatively an FA or DFA macro with the DA1.4x. Gives you a 140mm f4 equivalent.

Can't imagine a DA*200 being much lighter than the DA*60-250.
Z-1p, K-1, P50
F50 1.7. FAs 24, 35, 50 1.4, 85, 135. DFA15-30, DFA24-70, D-FA*70-200. D-FA 100 (gone now!). The SMC-FA Limited Trinity.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
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cbrog

Link Posted 19/07/2022 - 11:32
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Pwynnej wrote:
Alternatively an FA or DFA macro with the DA1.4x. Gives you a 140mm f4 equivalent.

Can't imagine a DA*200 being much lighter than the DA*60-250.

Yes you are quite right - I've just found the weight of the two lenses. The 200 is 915gm (2lb) and the 60-250 is 1240gm (approx. 2.5lbs. Add a couple of pounds for a K3 and you have enough weight to pull an oldie off-balance when trying to lean into a flowerbed....

I cannot run to the Pentax 1.4 but I have found a Kenko AF1.4x sitting in the back of the cupboard so I'll give that a try. (Is'nt Kenko a coffee company?)

takuman

Link Posted 19/07/2022 - 12:25
Yes it is, and it comes with a filter!
Just passing thru

Pwynnej

Link Posted 19/07/2022 - 15:24
Kenko 1.4x AF should be fine, as the macro lenses are not SDM there are no compatability issues I can foresee.

Kenco is the coffee company...
Z-1p, K-1, P50
F50 1.7. FAs 24, 35, 50 1.4, 85, 135. DFA15-30, DFA24-70, D-FA*70-200. D-FA 100 (gone now!). The SMC-FA Limited Trinity.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon

Mike-P

Link Posted 19/07/2022 - 16:40
takuman wrote:
Yes it is, and it comes with a filter!

Very good
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