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Old Jun 2, 2009, 11:47 PM   #1
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Default Worth Buying PENTAX smc M 200mm F4 ?

Hello,
I can buy a
PENTAX smc M 200mm F4 for about $US90.
I usualy shoot at 200mm with my Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG so I was wondering if the Pentax would be better and sharper, also how would it go with my 2x teleconverter ?
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Old Jun 3, 2009, 1:28 AM   #2
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For that price why not?

This attitude explains why I have cupboard full of old lenses.

I have a Vivitar series 1 200mm f3 from mid 1970's that is still one of my favourite lenses.

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I have a Vivitar series 1 200mm f3 from mid 1970's that is still one of my favourite lenses.
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i've been trying to grab one of those for a long time.. also the tamron 180/2.8.. i've also got the vivitar 200/3.5..

right now i have the M200/4 and it's a great lens, rodney.. $90 is a bit high but fair.. so figure.. in other costs in the price.. there's very little difference in IQ from both.. the smc M200 is half the weight of the viv or there about.. ck it for fungus/haze because it's an older lens..i like mine..
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Old Jun 4, 2009, 4:53 PM   #4
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That is a nice lens but the color rendition is a bit cooler than today digital lens. It's not an issue because we can adjusted it later in PP. I personally tend to use old Pentacon 200, f4 (I've both of these lens). On my copy this lens give better sharpness & color rendition.
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