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11-18-2013, 01:18 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Stone G. Quote
SP 70-200mm f/3.5, Model 19AH. See Tamron SP Adaptall-2 70-210mm F/3.5 Model 19AH SP 80-200mm f/2.8 Model 30A: See Tamron SP Adaptall-2 80-200mm F/2.8 LD Model 30A
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SMC Pentax -M zoom 80 ~ 200mm f/4.5
I have all three of these and highly recommend each of them -- especially the 30A if the additional weight isn't an issue for you. It's essentially the highly regarded Tamron AF 70-200/2.8 -- with no AF to complain about.


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Vivitar 75-205mm f3.8 as good as series1...... Really sharp even at 200mm and can be found at good price
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Vivitar Series 1 70~210/2.8~4 Macro ZOOM version 3. Get the one manufactured by Komine (first two serial number digits are 28). Many copies (but not all copies) of the Komine lens have "A" contacts which won't be useful with an LX, but even today it is a Cult Classic manual focus zoom. Take care to inquire about zoom creep. Many of these suffer from worn felts but tight zoom rings can be found. $125 - $175 EX with hard case.
I agree that the Vivitar series 1 comes to mind. I will point out that version 1 made by Kiron is also great, some CA but constant f3,5 and really good macro performances. I have missed mine until I got the 60-250.

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