Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
06-12-2008, 08:26 AM   #1
Inactive Account




Join Date: May 2007
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 46
SMC-M* 300/4 is on its way

... and I'm giddy as a school girl.

I just hopes it is as good as it's said to be.

-- MW

06-12-2008, 10:04 AM   #2
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bronx NY
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,599
I don't know about the M 300 F4.0 but the K300 F4.0 is a darn fine lens.



Congratulations! and good luck with it.

NaCl(now you can "reach out and catch someone" )H2O
06-12-2008, 10:05 AM   #3
Veteran Member




Join Date: May 2008
Location: Virginia
Posts: 376
Congratulations on your purchase. I have never used this lens, but have heard good things about it. I thought I was going "long" when I bought my 135/3.5 Actually, for the type of shooting I do, 135mm is about as long as I will need.
06-12-2008, 10:07 AM   #4
Veteran Member




Join Date: May 2008
Location: Virginia
Posts: 376
Nice shot, NaClH20. Do you know anything about your lens' predecessor--i.e. the screwmount 300/4? I would gather the performance would be quite similar, but I do not know for sure.

06-12-2008, 11:50 AM   #5
Veteran Member




Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Nowhere, Sweden
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 654
QuoteOriginally posted by zx-m Quote
Nice shot, NaClH20. Do you know anything about your lens' predecessor--i.e. the screwmount 300/4? I would gather the performance would be quite similar, but I do not know for sure.
Calleth you comest I.

Two sets with S-M-C Takumar 300mm f/4 M42.

Collection: S-M-C Takumar 300mm 1:4f
06-12-2008, 12:43 PM   #6
Inactive Account




Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: UK/Canada/wherever work takes me
Posts: 95
Heres a recent shot with my M*

Its a nice lens. My copy has been in the wars but I love it; its the size of the DA200mm according to the specs I've read!

Only cons are; my copy can have a bit of CA wide open in certain situations (backlit tree branches), so I try to stop down if I can. I'm a bit doubtful about how it would perform with a TC but I don't have one anyway.

Manual focus throw is quite long, so you do have to turn the barrel quite a bit to change focus.

Minimum focus distance is 4 metres, which can be problematic if trying to get bird pictures.

Its lovely and light though; I was carrying it around all day for fieldwork and I'd happily sling it in my back around the city too.

Providing you focus correctly its super sharp!
Attached Images
 
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
k-mount, pentax lens, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SMC-K 300/4 vs Super Takumar 300/4 -- Tripod Mounts, image quality? tendim Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 2 03-20-2010 09:25 AM
For Sale - Sold: FS: Pentax SMC A 70-210 f/4; SMC F 100-300 f/4.5-5.6 PaulAndAPentax Sold Items 2 02-10-2008 10:59 AM
For Sale - Sold: SMC-A* 300/4 and SMC-FA* 400/5.6 matsoberg Sold Items 7 11-16-2007 07:18 AM
smc fa 300 f4 RussellW Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 2 07-10-2007 06:49 AM
Tamron 70-300 Di Ld Vs Pentax SMC FA-J 75-300 senjakala Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 17 06-28-2007 10:57 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:42 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top