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Old Mar 9, 2008, 5:10 PM   #11
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My daughter took a couple more shots of the lens uploaded from DC today as I am stuck in Toronto shovelling snow.



At F4










Wide open at F2.8






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p.s. the last time edited in later
she must have set it av to F19 (attached). That is fine. But with F19, the DoF is still so little. And the bokeh!!! Still creamy. I have no clue if my other lens is like this
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Old Mar 9, 2008, 6:10 PM   #12
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I hope you'll provide us with a link and a brief summary for those of us who are still struggeling with our Chinese.

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http://forum.pentaxfans.net/showthre...918#post422918

I think the image comparison is pretty self-explanatory

Some observation from the China's Pentax site is as follows:

DA*200mm has weather seal, sdm and shift unlike FA*
DA*200mm has the same optics as the FA*
DA*200mm focus not faster than FA* as the former SDM is not optimized for the new DA*lens
DA*200mm color rendition differes in that it is slightly brighter and cooler.
DA*200mm purple fringing wide open is just as obvious as FA*
DA*200mm has the same bokeh as FA*
DA*200mm has slightly better resolution



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Old Mar 9, 2008, 9:21 PM   #13
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Very nice one indeed Daniel!



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Old Mar 10, 2008, 5:24 AM   #14
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Thanks for the info Daniel.

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Old May 2, 2008, 9:40 PM   #15
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Finally got the lens just tonight and quickly did some test. One big surprise very positive indeed is that the Kenko 1.5x works really well (incl the HSM!!!!! ) with K100D Super. The motor is fast and ultra quiet.

Switching to MF is effortless at all

Regular AF seems to be faster except noisier.

The minimum focusing distance is a pleasing feather indeed. Certainly days and nights from my A300mm at 4 meter distance.

Weather should be bad this weekend and I will post comparison shots with my A300mm a bit later on

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Very, very nice. Looking forward to seeing more.

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Old May 11, 2008, 2:30 PM   #17
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Finally got some good weather and I can do a bit of workout of the lens. The best part as I said is to play around with the shift focus when I can actually do manual and AF focus the same time. Very funny way for a manual shooter. But it is good for a change or transition to AF (??). I need to get used to this new way of doing thing. All were done at F3.5-F4. The depth of field is just too little for a 200mm if I do that wide open at F2.8






















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The depth of field is just too little for a 200mm if I do that wide open at F2.8
But when you get it right... keep on practicing, it will pay off. The only quick shift lens i have is the 16-45, but I think it is a big step forwards for photography. And 200 mm at 2.8 can give you spectacular shots.

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Old May 11, 2008, 5:15 PM   #19
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Very nice pictures - looks like you'll be able to do a lot with this lens. I keep thinking about it, but I'm not in any position to get anything more at the moment. It looks like itsa lovely lens.
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Old Aug 30, 2010, 5:05 PM   #20
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My daughter came from DC to Toronto for the end of summer and she had my DA200mm on her K100D Super. She went to downtown buskerfest toronto 2010













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