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12-30-2017, 12:23 PM   #46
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This one with the K200D



... and this with the K3 (both x-posted, I think)



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I know this is an old thread but what the heck....can anyone comment on owning a used one of these over a used D FA* 70-200?
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QuoteOriginally posted by CharLac Quote
I know this is an old thread but what the heck....can anyone comment on owning a used one of these over a used D FA* 70-200?
Hello Charlie,

I'm not sure about the "used" aspect. I can comment on the comparisons between the two.

The DA*60-250 is a fantastic lens, I own it and it's probably my most reliable lens all-around. It's big, but not too big. It has a great range, more flexible than 70-200 (especially if you convert it to full frame, if you're using a K-1).

The DFA* 70-200 is more than fantastic, it's amazing. Its image quality is even better than that of the 60-250, not by a huge margin but visible nonetheless. Its AF is possibly the fastest currently available for Pentax, and certainly close in any way. It's obviously one stop faster. Its zoom is internal; it doesn't get longer as you zoom. Build quality is equal or better. However, it's bigger and heavier, significantly so. That might be a problem for some. For instance, I can easily handhold the 60-250 for long periods of time, but I get tired fast with the 70-200. Its zoom range is also shorter, and the difference is not negligible, especially at the wide end.

So in short, the 70-200 is a better tool optically. The 60-250 is a more convenient tool, while remaining excellent.

Price is also a big difference, obviously.
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60-250 on my K-5II:
f/6.7
@250mm


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60-250 on K-1 (baffle removed)
All at @250mm f/5






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