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05-14-2008, 08:51 PM   #1
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LBA 200mm f4

one of the manual lenses that i recently picked up I know they are not spectular but I am impressed by the lens
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6160215 - a set on Flickr

thats my testpics with the SMC-M 200mm 1:4f. Sure is a wonderful lens. I recommend you to get the Super Takumar 150mm 1:4f next, which is also amazing. All pictures in the above set is unedited except for witebalance, shot in RAW and converted to 100% jpgs, no sharpening added at all.

Here are some shots when I had it on camera, nothing spectacular though, I will however put up a proper testset for it aswell.

Linked shots - a set on Flickr

Tomorrow I'll update with S-M-C Takumar 300mm 1:4f which is also very good tbh.
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I wish I liked the A 200mm f/4 as much as you like your M 200. The A 200 I had, had PF (also red and green fringing!) everywhere in 70% of the photos.
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Nice shots gokenin & zewrak. I'm a member of the M 200 f.4 fan club as well. I had one, sold it, regretted it and then bought another just last month

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i like mine also.. i'd suggest the vivitar 200/3.5 ..it's a real sleeper.. it's a toss up which one is sharper. of course the M200 is half the weight..
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M 200mm f/4

Dang, I was hoping it was the 300
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Dang, I was hoping it was the 300
not yet still playing around with the M-135 that i bought from codiac the 300mm is next but that may have to wait till i get the tripod but did take some pics handheld but havent seriously played with it yet
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I got a 300mm S-M-C Takumar if thats good enough? I could get some test pictures going if you want. Atm I only got one picture up with it.

Flickr Photo Download: Backyard crow

Its a crop though, don't think I sharpened it though. The 300mm has some strange bokeh though. I like it, but not as much as the 150mm or 200mm.

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not yet still playing around with the M-135 that i bought from codiac the 300mm is next but that may have to wait till i get the tripod but did take some pics handheld but havent seriously played with it yet
I wouldn't be able to wait - try the old brace against the wall and exhale trick from the Takumar Manual.
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Better to get the K10D instead of a tripod . The antishake is good enough for the 300mm. Atleast my version is light and short. Not harder to use then my DA 50-200 .

300mm_Lenses.jpg photo - sparky14 photos at pbase.com

Look how small it is (third from left)
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Yesterday I was comparing my M200/4 against the 50-200 - it's a tad soft at f4, but by f8 it's stunningly sharp with minimal CA. I've got into the habit of carrying around the 200 + either the M135 or the K105 in preference to the zoom. Once you really become aware of how much better the primes are the extra convenience of the zoom is not quite so decisive.
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