PENTAX-A ZOOM 1:4 70-200


Link Posted 30/08/2010 - 15:27
I have had this lens for a long time from new, but used it just couple of times. It is a nice piece of equipment (has fixed f4 throughout its range) sharp and contrasty, except for too much purple fringing. I already have many AF lenses of similar range so it has to go. Anyone can advise on value of this particular glass? some pics:
Some say it is uncoated version, since it lacks SMC in the title, but it looks purple-coated to me... very few information out there. It's either rare on not very popular...? Cheers


Link Posted 30/08/2010 - 16:04
Last one on Ebay sold for 30
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Link Posted 30/08/2010 - 16:21
Thanx Mike, that was quick! I think I'll rather keep it since I can't get much
Last Edited by dghagi on 30/08/2010 - 16:22


Link Posted 31/08/2010 - 14:05
Just keep in mind ebay prices vary a bit. I ebayed one that came in a job lot about 8 months ago, I believe I got about 50 for it. I also found it to have surprisingly severe purple fringing.
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Link Posted 31/08/2010 - 14:08
This is the cheap version of the fabled SMC Pentax-A 70-210mm, the purple fringing is presumably what happens when you leave the SMC coating out.

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