Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Oct 27, 2006, 10:16 AM   #1
Member
 
bslayton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 33
Default

Anyone using this lens?

Pentax Zoom Telephoto SMCP-FA 100-300mm f/4.7-5.8 Autofocus Lens
Opinions on it?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation
bslayton is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Oct 27, 2006, 9:10 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
NonEntity1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Lake Placid Florida USA
Posts: 2,689
Default

Sorry, I don't have that lens. This link is a good source for review information on Pentax lenses but, unfortunately, Stan does not list that exact lens either.

http://stans-photography.info/

Tim
NonEntity1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 27, 2006, 9:31 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
danielchtong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,888
Default

bslayton wrote:
Quote:
Anyone using this lens?

Pentax Zoom Telephoto SMCP-FA 100-300mm f/4.7-5.8 Autofocus Lens
Opinions on it?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation
style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #f8f8f8"http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...=80&page=1

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #f8f8f8"Scroll down a couple of posts and you will see Ira's shot with FA100-300. Apparently he likes it a lot.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #f8f8f8"Daniel
danielchtong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 27, 2006, 9:35 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 179
Default

I have this lens. I am very happy with the results I have gotten with it.
I bought mine from KEH (used) for $56. They say that the silver lens performs better than the black lens. I got the silver!
If you want to see pictures I have taken with it....check the pictures of the Zoo...there are a few albums at : http://picasaweb.google.com/feroz.ghouse

F
fghouse2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 27, 2006, 9:59 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
danielchtong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,888
Default

fghouse2000 wrote:
Quote:
I have this lens. I am very happy with the results I have gotten with it.
I bought mine from KEH (used) for $56. They say that the silver lens performs better than the black lens. I got the silver!
If you want to see pictures I have taken with it....check the pictures of the Zoo...there are a few albums at : http://picasaweb.google.com/feroz.ghouse

F

You are referring to an older lens of the same focal length 100-300 F4.5-5.6 SMC FA. KEH would not have that updated zoomas used lens yet.

Daniel
danielchtong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 27, 2006, 10:30 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 179
Default

I checked the model as stated in the B&H Link. It is exactly the same.....huh?
News to me. The difference is I bought mine used and B&H is new. Oh well...I am happy with the results of mine.

F
fghouse2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 28, 2006, 6:29 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
danielchtong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,888
Default

fghouse2000 wrote:
Quote:
I checked the model as stated in the B&H Link. It is exactly the same.....huh?
News to me. The difference is I bought mine used and B&H is new. Oh well...I am happy with the results of mine.

F



SMCP-FA 100-300mm f/4.7-5.8 is the subject of this thread which is what Ira has too. KEH still has two pieces of SMCP-FA 100-300mmF/4.5-5.6 which is an older version . That gave me the impression that yours isa F/4.5-5.6 version???

I believe the two versions have the same groups and elements. Minor adjustment might have been made by Pentax.

Daniel
danielchtong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 28, 2006, 8:59 AM   #8
Member
 
bslayton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 33
Default

Thanks guys!

I scanned over the responses and saw zoo. Those big cat shots are nice.

The lens is so affordable, I am glad to see that quality from it. I think I am going to have to get one!

Quote:
I have this lens. I am very happy with the results I have gotten with it.
I bought mine from KEH (used) for $56. They say that the silver lens performs better than the black lens. I got the silver!
If you want to see pictures I have taken with it....check the pictures of the Zoo...there are a few albums at : http://picasaweb.google.com/feroz.ghouse

F
bslayton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 28, 2006, 9:11 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 179
Default

The body of my lens shows 4.7-5.8 clearly printed on it. So I must assume it is the same. I know there were issues with the black lens as opposed to the silver lens which I have.

Thanks for pointing out the difference - agewise that is.

F


Quote:
fghouse2000
Quote:
wrote:
Quote:
I checked the model as stated in the B&H Link. It is exactly the same.....huh?
News to me. The difference is I bought mine used and B&H is new. Oh well...I am happy with the results of mine.

F



SMCP-FA 100-300mm f/4.7-5.8 is the subject of this thread which is what Ira has too. KEH still has two pieces of SMCP-FA 100-300mmF/4.5-5.6 which is an older version . That gave me the impression that yours isa F/4.5-5.6 version???

I believe the two versions have the same groups and elements. Minor adjustment might have been made by Pentax.

Daniel
fghouse2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 28, 2006, 9:13 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 179
Default

You should take a look at KEH. My lens was described as an EX+ which meant it was in very good condition (not like new though). I was plesantly surprised at how good the condition of the lns was when it arrived. It did not have a scratch, had both lens caps and came with a money back guarantee. You might be able to save a few bucks.

Good Lock

F
Quote:
Thanks guys!

I scanned over the responses and saw zoo. Those big cat shots are nice.

The lens is so affordable, I am glad to see that quality from it. I think I am going to have to get one!

Quote:
I have this lens. I am very happy with the results I have gotten with it.
I bought mine from KEH (used) for $56. They say that the silver lens performs better than the black lens. I got the silver!
If you want to see pictures I have taken with it....check the pictures of the Zoo...there are a few albums at : http://picasaweb.google.com/feroz.ghouse

F
fghouse2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:26 AM.