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Old Aug 19, 2007, 12:08 PM   #1
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Does anyone have any experience with these lenses, particularly the 28 -210mm f4.2-6.5 I found one on ebay fairly inexpensive but have no previous experience with this lens maker.
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Old Aug 19, 2007, 12:49 PM   #2
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cosina makes and rebrands lenses for quite a few makers.phoenix,vivitar and even the pentax100/3.5 macro. middle of the line i'd say.
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cosina makes and rebrands lenses for quite a few makers.phoenix,vivitar and even the pentax100/3.5 macro. middle of the line i'd say.
Hi 2many,

I'll agree with Roy here. Unless the lens is very inexpensive and worth a shot as an experiment, or a known quantity recognized as a high quality sleeper, I'd stick to either Pentax branded lenses, or those from the 3 major 3rd party manufacturers (Sigma, Tamron, Tokina).

. . . just my 2ยข

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Old Aug 19, 2007, 2:47 PM   #4
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scott's right. even tho the other 3 may have cosina making their lens it's being done to certain specs. i also find it interesting that both pentax and tokina are both owned by hoya. hopefully we will have some good lens offers in the future
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Old Aug 19, 2007, 2:56 PM   #5
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but, if you really want a superb lens you can get a Zeiss soon. it's made by cosina to Zeiss design. and they will not be cheap.

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Old Aug 19, 2007, 3:17 PM   #6
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I think I would rather not spend the down payment on my new house on a lens, :lol:
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Old Aug 19, 2007, 3:33 PM   #7
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I was looking for something that would not break the bank, or if I was disapointed with it, put it on ebay and maybe cut my loss by a little. I did find what I consider is a good price on a Sigma 70-300mm F4 -5.6 DG Macro, but again I can find no information on this lense either. Maybe I will just have to take the plunge
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Old Aug 19, 2007, 6:12 PM   #8
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this lens comes in two models a non-APO and an APO version. the APO version is really a pretty good lens for it's price of around $200. i'd suggest it over the lower priced~130-40usd. i've seen a lot of really good images from it. it would probably satisfy you till you get the prime 300mm..

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look at the thread Tachikomahas posted with this lens.
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Old Aug 19, 2007, 6:25 PM   #10
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cant find it, did a search on the username and came up with nothing.
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