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10-16-2012, 07:25 PM   #1
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m42 200mm f4-m 200mm f4

Have the m42 version,would like to change to the m version if they have the same glass,if so I would like to get the m version.Trying to do away with my m42's and adapters.

10-16-2012, 08:21 PM   #2
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It's not the same. The M is smaller, 52mm filter vs. 58mm on the Takumar. The SMC Pentax 1:4 200mm is the same optical formula as the Takumar. These lenses don't show up that much - you see the 300mm/f4 but not a lot of 200s. The SMC Pentax-M 200mm f4 is fairly common, though, and not that expensive.
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Thanks,
Will plan on getting the m 200.Like to use the 200 with extension tubes but it is heavy to carry around.According to the database it is 5 oz. lighter,thanks for pointing this out.
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The M200/4 is good, but does not seem to be quite as good as its K and M42 predecessors.
The compactness and lightness of the M200/4 have their price.

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