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10-23-2010, 03:39 PM   #1
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Pentax-A* 1:2.8 200mm at yahoo japan auctions

It's going for around $600, don't really know how good is the price though. The seller says that it's in great condition.

? smc PENTAX-A ? 200mm F2.8 ED ???? ???????? - Yahoo!??????

I know it's not really the right place to put it but i'm in a hurry.

10-23-2010, 04:18 PM   #2
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Once prices get to that level, I'd rather spend the extra 50% and get the DA* version.
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For a long tele, I will pay the difference for AF. Hands down faster shooting and more keepers. YMMV.
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I agree w/ what creampuff said. It's fun to play a manual 50mm lens, but for anything above 135mm, I'd rather it can AF.

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I've had too much trouble with AF so I've ditched as last resort options. Most problems I've had are of the usual user-error, when the sensor and I disagree about focus point. Of my usual gear, only the FA Ltd is AF and is still most of the time at MF. Although as frank said I rarely go farther than 135mm. But I've got three flavors of mf 200mm and all of them are a joy to use (the three taks).
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