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02-27-2019, 11:21 AM   #16
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Normally the DA*300/2.8 is $400-$500 more than a boxed mint FA*300/4.5, and a bit less than a good (collectible) F*300/2.8.

B&H has the DA on sale for $797 - $300 Instant Savings. People have paid $800 for the F* and FA* 300/4-5s recently. Id buy the DA* at $800 every time (but I already have the FA* 4.5)

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
a good (collectible) F*300/2.8
Would be a dream lens, but the FA*300/2.8 is great.
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You can use a tripod mount intended for a range of Canon lenses on the FA*300 f4.5. Look for Tripod Mount Ring A (W) - W means white and there is also a B version which is a different colour.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mikesbike Quote
My understanding is the F* version requires both the camera and lens to be switched to MF for manual focusing.
Correct, but not if you are using a manual focus film camera.

I don't own an AF camera, so all my AF lenses are used as MF ones. The F300/4.5 is the best handling AF lens that I have ever used as a manual focus lens and manual focusing the F300/4.5 is way smoother than any FA Series lens I own. (This is probably due to " Pentax's great backwards capability", as the "F" Series were Pentax's first AF lenses and many people who purchased the F300/4.5 used it on a MF film body)

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