Testing an smc F 70-210mm


PeterKR

Link Posted 06/02/2020 - 22:25
When I enquired about affordable lenses for my new K1ii Forum member davidwozhere recommended I look for an smc F 70-210. Well, I found one and it arrived this week. Before putting it to work on the K1ii I thought I'd first give it a test on my trusty K50 and the shots below were taken today.

They were all taken hand held using TAv at 1/250s with the first 5 on f/5.6 and the last 2 stopped down to f/8.
These are all out of the camera jpg with no PP except the size reduced for posting.
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Several of the close up shots were right on the limit of minimum focus distance, so I took the shot of the top of a beech tree to check on long distance shots.

All C&C welcome
Peter

davidwozhere

Link Posted 08/02/2020 - 01:58
Clearly better stopped down. Doesn't look so bad for what you paid for it!
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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PeterKR

Link Posted 09/02/2020 - 09:25
Thanks, David.
Yes, f/5.6 is wide open at the long end so it was a tough test.
When the sun returns I'll try some more shots at f/8 and f/11

Peter

LennyBloke

Link Posted 09/02/2020 - 11:14
This particular lens has always been one of my favourites in this range - the quality can be superb, but as you've demonstrated it needs to be stopped down a bit to reach its potential. It's also quite a compact lens (compared to the A 70-210 for example) if not a little heavy for its size.

Nice find
LennyBloke
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