Pentax-A 70-200mm f4 vs Pentax-M 75-150mm f4


cardiffgareth

Link Posted 10/06/2021 - 11:03
Which is sharper?!

Looking to get a longer lens for the film camera and have seen both. Mainly for walk around images and maybe a bit of landscape with filters.

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womble

Link Posted 10/06/2021 - 11:50
They look about on a par:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/SMC-Pentax-A-70-210mm-F4-Zoom-Lens.html
https://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/SMC-Pentax-M-75-150mm-F4-Zoom-Lens.html

One always has to keep in mind that with older lenses there is going to be quite a bit of sample variation depending on how the lens has been treated previously.

I haven't used the M version, but here are some photos on the A70-210.



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johnha

Link Posted 10/06/2021 - 13:41
One of the guys on PentaxForums who's used most of the older lenses is of the opinion that the A70-210 is the best in that range. I have both the M75-150 (which gets very good reviews) and the M80-200. Brief testing suggested the 80-200 suffered slightly less CA on the K-1 - I prefer the longer reach anyway. For something like an A or P series camera, the 'A' setting is a big help. The 75-150 is a bit more compact.

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johnriley

Link Posted 10/06/2021 - 14:16
https://www.ephotozine.com/article/smc-pentax-m-75-150mm-f-4-zoom-vintage-lens-r...

The 75-150mm is great, the 70-200mm I owned a long time ago and it was a good performer on film.
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redbusa99

Link Posted 10/06/2021 - 15:52
Gareth, i believe the M75-150 was flash man Nigels most go to lens . His profile should be here with the ability to see many of the excellent images he got. Had the A70-210 f4 but it is a very heavy lens albeit with very good results.
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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 10/06/2021 - 22:16
Thanks all. Saw a few 75-150mm lenses on the ebay and was going to pull the trigger but then read the write up and all have fungus in them!

Anyone have one for sale at a decent price
Gareth
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Defragged

Link Posted 11/06/2021 - 12:38
cardiffgareth wrote:
Thanks all. Saw a few 75-150mm lenses on the ebay and was going to pull the trigger but then read the write up and all have fungus in them!

Anyone have one for sale at a decent price

https://vintageclassiccamera.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=67&produ... £35-00
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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 11/06/2021 - 16:58

Dang it, its sold
































To me, thanks for the link
Gareth
Welsh Photographer

My outfit: K1 gripped - Pentax D FA 24-70mm - Sigma 70-200mm OS HSM - Pentax modified DA* 60-250mm f4 - Irix 15mm Firefly - Sigma 50-500mm - FA 50mm f1.4 - Tamron SP 90mm macro - Pentax AF 540 FGZ Ii

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Link Posted 12/06/2021 - 13:43
cardiffgareth wrote:

Dang it, its sold

To me, thanks for the link

Delighted for you Gareth.

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