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08-17-2007, 10:44 PM   #1
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Lens missing in database?

I couldn't find this Pentax lens in the Lens review database. It appears to be a Pentax-A 70-200 (not 210) f4. The seller says it's hasn't got smc written on it anywhere.

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08-17-2007, 11:03 PM   #2
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Yea thats just the same thing as the Takumar 70-200/4. Single coated and gaaarrrbage unless you are looking for a softie lens which this lens might actually be quite useful. You get a kinda diffused soft glowy look which can be used for romantic portraits and what not but the lens doesn't really sharpen up till f8-f11.

This is a telemacro design where as the SMC version is a close focusing macro. Macro mode at 70mm vs. Macro mode at 200mm for the non smc lens.
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From what I've seen the red "A" lock button on the aperture ring is indicative of non smc lenses.
08-19-2007, 05:33 PM   #4
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Okay, I won't buy it! But shouldn't it at least be on the database - Mo?

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Yeah, it should be- I don't know why I missed it I'll squeeze it in among the others tomorrow!

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