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10-17-2011, 02:27 PM   #1
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Exakta 70-210 mm 1:2.8 - 3.8 MC for Pentax

Hi everyone,
Found this lens on sale (60$) and tried to get more info on it. Surprisingly, there is not too much info on such lens. There is more on Exacta 70-210 1:4,5 - 5,6 for Nikon.
Just wondering if anyone has used the lens. Is it god or bad? Is it better than Tamron Adaptall -2 70-210 1:3.8-4 or the same/worse? What is your impression of the lens?

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10-18-2011, 01:43 PM   #2
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The Tamron is probably better. I would not pay more than $20 for the Exacta-labeled zoom. (While many brands of lenses were made in Exakta mount, to my knowledge Exakta (Ihagee) did not make lenses.) Lenses branded Exakta are essentially generic product.


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10-20-2011, 09:15 AM   #3
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Thank you, Steve!
Here it is the picture of the lens.
I am intriqued by the 1:2.8 .
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The f/2.8 intrigues me as well, though I don't know if I would pay extra for it. See if the seller will let you mount the lens for a couple of test shoots and if they look good, offer $40.


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10-20-2011, 05:21 PM   #5
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Generic lens with no connexion to Ihagee Exakta.
No serial number visible so no idea which Japanese glass foundry produced this.
Fairly fast for a 70-210 but my US$8 Sears-Samyang f/4's are likely better.
If I were desperate for a lens in that niche, I'd offer US$20, no more.
Sixty bucks is nutz. Fishing for suckers. Say bye-bye.
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The A and M-ish series zooms are particularly hard because you have to pick the focal length when you attach the lens for sr, so unless you are planning to shoot at one end or the other, your exif and sr will always be wrong.
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Thank you, guys!
I do really appreciate your help!

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