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05-18-2016, 10:08 AM   #1
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Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA* 70-200mm f/2.8 ED DC AW . . . CLUB!

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I'm waiting on mine to arrive and I'd love to see what's achievable with this brute!

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If anyone wants to see a comparison in size between the DA*200 and DFA *70-200, here it is:




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Just got it Friday, here's a couple of the first photos from it using a K-1 -





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I've got mine, had it a couple of weeks, but nothing interesting to shoot. Plus the weather's been dire.

I find it very heavy and quite unwieldy, like any big fast zoom. Best on a tripod.

Anyway, here's some rock armour . . .

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A couple of Coneflower shots.




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If anyone wants to see a comparison in size between the DA*200 and DFA *70-200, here it is:



I would entitle that "why I will never own a 70-200." The 200 fits my camera bag, it's a little tight, but I can squeeze it in. The 70-200? Not a chance.
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I would entitle that "why I will never own a 70-200." The 200 fits my camera bag, it's a little tight, but I can squeeze it in. The 70-200? Not a chance.
This is the correct decision. It truly is a hefty beast.

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I would entitle that "why I will never own a 70-200." The 200 fits my camera bag, it's a little tight, but I can squeeze it in. The 70-200? Not a chance.
Well, I think the reasons to get a 70-200 are for faster auto focus, significantly less purple fringing and better edge sharpness wide open. I am fine with the DA *200, but my wife shoots weddings and she found the fringing and slowish auto focus on the DA *200 to be frustrating.
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Well, I think the reasons to get a 70-200 are for faster auto focus, significantly less purple fringing and better edge sharpness wide open. I am fine with the DA *200, but my wife shoots weddings and she found the fringing and slowish auto focus on the DA *200 to be frustrating.
Agree !!

The DA*200 and even it's larger sibling the 300, might be a joy to carry (and less expensive) compared to the DFA*70-200, but the 70-200 has been very impressive in every other way.

Taken with a K-1 from 20ft away - 1600 iso, f5.6 1/250







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Just perfect, Rondec. And now my LBA is triggered again!
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