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11-15-2009, 11:49 AM   #1
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Pentax FA 80-320 4.5/5.6 (6 IMGS)

I got this a few days back and took it for a short spin at the zoo. Paid $75 for this lens.

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11-15-2009, 12:59 PM   #2
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Wow - very sharp at this size!
Awesome results for this maligned lens.
A little harsh and unattractive bokeh, with not overly impressive contrast but otherwise excellent results.
Thanks for sharing these.
11-15-2009, 02:35 PM   #3
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i have one of these - not used it in years

didn't think it was that sharp might have to get it out and try it again

nice images hope mine turn out aswell
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good resulsts indeed..
can I just ask why did you get this one if you have Sigma 100-300??

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Thanks for the compliments. The bokeh at times is harsh, like in the first image, but very good with most others. The lens is a definite sleeper. I got it for a good price from a member here, but these go for $120-150. Great value for the money.

Peter, I just wanted to see what a cheap lens costing 10 times less will do. Mostly for testing purposes (reads LBA here). Also, wanted to see whether it can be a replacement when I don't want to carry the sigma.
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It's a very under rated lens and is excellent value in terms of reach for $$$
11-15-2009, 08:38 PM   #7
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The TS's pictures are making me regret that I sold this lens! Very sharp images, and a very useful focal range as well. Not to mention that the lens is relatively lightweight and serves well as a walkaround
11-15-2009, 09:08 PM   #8
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This is a pretty good lens actually. These are some of the shots I manage to get with this lens.

Only problems I find is that the lens is slow and tends to hunt a lot. I have since upgraded to the Tamron 70-200 but still keep the FA80-320.

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Ah, the Bejersey zoom !



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