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03-21-2007, 06:15 AM   #1
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Pentax 75-300 Zoom

I currently own a Promaster 70-300 Zoom with which I get good but not great results.

I wonder if anyone here owns, or has experience with, the Pentax Zoom Telephoto SMCP-FA J 75-300mm f/4.5-5.8 AL Autofocus Lens?

If so, what can you tell me about it.

Would you change the Promaster for it?

Or, would it be pretty much a lateral swap?

03-21-2007, 06:33 AM   #2
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Hey Eddy,

You might be making a lateral move or a step back. The FAJ doesn't have LD elements and is slightly slower (FAJ = 4.5-5.8 vs. Promaster's 4-5.6)
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I'd recommend the FA 80-320mm F4.5-5.6 if you're looking for a compact extreme-telephoto zoom. The FAJ's all fall low in the "budget" category, sadly

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I'd recommend the FA 80-320mm F4.5-5.6 if you're looking for a compact extreme-telephoto zoom.
Mo is this lens currently in production or is it a used item?

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It's discontinued, but I think a few new/like-new copies are available on eBay.

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I managed to see some on ebay last week ... No biddings at the time
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