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04-05-2007, 10:59 PM   #1
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Stop gap until the DA* 200 is released?

I'm looking forward to the DA* 200 release later this year, but will need a long(er) lense than the 16-45 I have currently for some touring I am doing in August. I'm trying to decide if a cheapy 200mm AF would be a good idea, hopefully something under $200. Any thoughts on what might fit the bill?

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Pentax 55-200.
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Pentax M200 f4.0. Very good and cheap. KEH currently has several in various condition, all for under $100.
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QuoteOriginally posted by SupremeMoFo Quote
Pentax 55-200.
I second the 55-200. If AF is a must, then I think it's the best bang for the bang.

04-06-2007, 08:23 PM   #5
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The Pentax 50-200 is a nice inexpensive compact zoom, but not particulary fast. I have no clue about a 55-200, though :-)
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i just bought by accident a M42 vivitar 200mm f3.5 for $18 delivered. it's sharp as a tack. i thought i was bidding a M200 f4. long story. the vivitar is probably sharper than the smc. i need to test them tho.
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I have no clue about a 55-200, though :-)
Thinking Nikon. I'll go wash my mind out now.
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