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09-02-2011, 02:22 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Pentax smc P-K 200mm F2.5

Here are some images from my Pentax K10D camera using the heavy smc P-K 200mm F2.5 manual lens. There is no A setting, so all aperture changes must be accompanied with a green button push. I've been able to control a lot of the purple fringe from this lens by using a high quality UV filter - by reducing the incoming light that would not be focused properly there is less to correct.

It's a heavy lens at nearly a full kilogram. I've sent my copy off to Eric for cleaning and the focus is smooth. It's ready for another 30 years of use.


Under bright skies you can stop down and get great color rendition as well as nice DOF separation at the same time.




Inside handheld under stage lights it works well.



Here's an example of a shot where I used the UV filter to help control the problem areas.



Here is how it looks on film.




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My favourite manual focus lens lens and I have a lot of them. The SMC K 200/2.5 is the fastest 200mm Pentax ever produced and still competes well in terms of IQ with the latest offerings. I use this lens for sports and indoor gym shots and anything else which comes to mind. Here's a few examples:

Football



Rugby



Son Jimmy's Indoor concert



Wildlife - click on this one for a larger image. Note the detail in the feathers. This is one sharp lens.



Camera Pentax K 10D

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I just picked up a copy of this lens on Craigslist for .. $10! It's in beautiful condition. Will share pics once I've had a little more time with it.

I do know already, though, that I'll give up this lens when someone pries it from my cold, dead fingers. I'm in love with it after just a few days.
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QuoteOriginally posted by babywriter Quote
I just picked up a copy of this lens on Craigslist for .. $10! It's in beautiful condition. Will share pics once I've had a little more time with it.

I do know already, though, that I'll give up this lens when someone pries it from my cold, dead fingers. I'm in love with it after just a few days.

And here I thought I found a bargain with my $150 purchase of this lens with two small scratches on the front element.

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QuoteOriginally posted by babywriter Quote
I just picked up a copy of this lens on Craigslist for .. $10! It's in beautiful condition. Will share pics once I've had a little more time with it.

I do know already, though, that I'll give up this lens when someone pries it from my cold, dead fingers. I'm in love with it after just a few days.
Well, I ended up eating my words. Traded with a fellow from Australia for a lightly used K-01 body and XS40 lens . I have no regrets.
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K-5iis with K 200mm 2.5 + 1.7af adaptor
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Is this it?
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I went looking for it in the list here
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Yes, jack002, that's the one.
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