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11-29-2013, 07:20 AM   #1
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Access Lenses, info?

So, today I just purchased a used but pretty much pristine 4 lens kit, branded as Access Optics. I was just wondering if anyone has any first hand experience on the lenses I picked up. I got the following:
Access 35-70mm f2.5-3.5 Macro
Access 28mm f2.8 Macro
Access 80-200mm f4 Macro
Access 2x Tele-Converter
The price paid for the kit was $45 AUD and came with free front and rear lens caps.
Thanks in advance!

11-29-2013, 07:37 AM   #2
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Those possibly may be rebranded Vivitar Lenses. If they have a large flange that will need to have a major part of it removed before it will fit your camera. Do not try to attach them prior to removing it. here's a link in the forum.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/10-pentax-slr-lens-discussion/18305-k10d-...-mm-3-5-a.html
11-29-2013, 07:41 AM   #3
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Ah yes, they do infact have the inflated flange, but as usual, my father has notified me to the issue, being very technically minded. Personally, removing some of it won't be much of a hassle, but I was just wondering what the optical/build quality of the lenses is like.
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I once had a telephoto 500mm Access Lens in T2 mount. Although it presented fairly high quality of craftsmanship , the optical performance wasn't that great - not terribly bad - not excellent either.--manntax

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The 35-70 is a pretty well-regarded lens, said to be made by Soligor. I almost purchased a used one that popped up here in the Marketplace last year. Here's a review posted by a PF member: Hin's Photo Corner: Access P-MC 35-70mm f/2.5-3.5 Macro in R/K mount
11-29-2013, 08:03 AM   #6
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Well, that is good news indeed, because I honestly wanted a fast zoom, and the range in which the lens covers is actually quite beautiful. I've been doing a little research, but I really cannot find any information on the 80-200, so, If anyone has any info, that'd be awesome. Thanks Paul and Mantaxx for the fast replies!
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