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02-05-2007, 05:54 AM   #1
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Phoenix 650-1300 lens

I say a post for this and was wondering just how bad of a lens this is?
I know that most people don't like the Phoenix lens's but this is a cheap price and will it give moderate pictures?

Amazon.com: Phoenix 650-1300mm f/8-16 Telephoto Lens with Mount for Pentax K10D K100D K110D *ist D DL DS Digital & Film SLR Cameras: Camera & Photo

02-05-2007, 06:04 AM   #2
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my friend has one, and its one bigarsed lens. you have to hold it like a rifle just to shoot with it handheld. as far as photo quality goes, its not too bad Fuzzy Pax by *TheYawningHorse on deviantART theres an example for you to go by. you can be the judge of the quality, thogh i think he post processed this one a bit.
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I have the Phoenix 100-400 F4.5-F6.7 AF lens.. its not as bad as what people have said it is. The images are fairly sharp although it is a bit slow in focusing.. A friend bought it for me.

I would imagine your lens listed would be at least a average performer.

considering what it would cost for "big" glass, the price is right for Pentax.
02-05-2007, 06:40 PM   #4
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Don't know about the quality (or lack thereof). But you gotta love Pheonix just for the sake of putting such an extreme lens on the market.

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Thought I'd bring this back into view for ya hmcfly. As I'm curious about this as well. Anybody got pic's coming from this??
02-24-2007, 12:34 PM   #6
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its really dim and pics are washed out and the aperture is fixed. There is no aperture ring. Some people have said that there is a bit of wobble on the lens.

If I had that kinda money and was looking for the reach, I might try the Phoenix 500mm f8 (not the mirror one). It's got the aperture ring and way fewer lens elements.
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