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Pentax smc DA* 200 mm f/2.8 ED [IF] SDM

Manufacturer Pentax
Model smc DA* 200 mm f/2.8 ED [IF] SDM
Lens style Telephoto
Focal length 200 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Angle of view 8.1 o
Closest focusing distance 1.2 m
Maximum magnification 5
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Auto focus type SDM
Lens Construction 9 elements / 8 groups
Filter diameter 77 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Pentax K
Dimensions 134 x 83 mm
Weight 825 g
Additional information Anounced: Jan 2008
Average rating (2 owners reviews)
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Owners reviews (2)
  1. Ricky
    Ricky 21 November 2015, 12:11
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    IP 49.197.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 900
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Heavy, needs a tripod collar. reversing the hood is fiddly.

    Pros: Sharp. Rain proofed. Colors. Bokeh. excellent @2.8

    Summary: Can't complain, newly acquired awesome in all respects. I researched heavily and its the sharpest 200mm prime you can get - much better than the 70-200 competition @ 200mm. Great colors. You can confidently take this lens out in the rain. Does get heavy at times with a flash on top too. There is a little CA's at 2.8 in high contrast areas, but easily removed. I thought this lens would be annoying to use not being a zoom, but I've gotten accustomed to it, and I like the 200mm length, albeit 300mm on APSC. Get it, it won't disappoint ! Sharp as a tack !

  2. Soheil
    Soheil 6 March 2010, 17:19
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    IP 65.49.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: $1200
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: No tripod mount ring

    Pros: Excellent built and optical quality. Best hood I've seen. Typical rich Pentax color rendition. Smooth and fast focusing. Almost no distortion.

    Summary: A must for every Pentax DSLR user.

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