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11-21-2009, 11:03 PM   #1
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M 80-200mm

I just picked up an M 80-200mm at goodwill for pretty much nothing. I noticed right off the bat that this puppy is sharp wide open. I also noticed that I apparently picked up the second version as the minimum focusing distance is shorter. Can anyone tell me the difference between version I and II, besides length and weight? What is the difference in optical formula besides groups and elements?

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11-21-2009, 11:35 PM   #2
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There is one for me on the way too.
Version 1 is a rebadged K-lens I believe.
As K-leses are considered to be better than m's generally,
that might be not a bad thing.
Yesterday I bought a K 45-125.
Very pleasing results!
When the 80-200 arrives my zoomseries will be:
(DA) 16-45 K 45-125 and "K" 80-200
I think I will be using the DA 50-200 only when AF is really needed
as the 45-125 is producing much better pics than the 50-200.
I axpect the same of the 80-200.
11-22-2009, 02:47 PM   #3
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Details on the M 80~200/4.5 are pretty well covered in the lens review area

Pentax Lens Review and Specification Database - 80-200mm F4.5

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11-22-2009, 03:30 PM   #4
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Read those already, but thanks. I am more curious as to how different the first and second versions are. According to Dimitrov, the second version was only made in 1984 and is kinda rare. I was hoping maybe someone else will have both and have some insight into the differences.

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