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06-19-2015, 04:44 AM   #1156
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cynog Ap Brychan Quote
Yeah, but what's its F Stop?
f 2.8 ;-)

06-19-2015, 03:07 PM   #1157
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I'm wonder if the problem may be related to problems that have occurred with the 150-450 lens zoom jamming.
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QuoteOriginally posted by deus ursus Quote
According to the above, the lens' focal length isn't 70-200 millimeters, but 70-200 megameters.
200 megameters (200,000 km) is more than halfway to the moon. You could do some lunar surface macro photography from the comfort of your own home.
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with K-S1 @ISO4000 1/250s f/2.8

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what has "girl texting" to do with anything?
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I hope this lens will come out with better sharpness at the long end.
This is pre-production sample, however not only noise can explain this softness.


At a closer range it looks better though :


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QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
I hope this lens will come out with better sharpness at the long end.
This is pre-production sample, however not only noise can explain this softness.
Wow, that's remarkably hazy and flat -- could processing be to blame? Unfortunately the pic is marked as private in flickr so I can't zoom in to see how sharpness looks at a closer level.

The plant photo looks OK though. Still perhaps not that contrasty.
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Whats in focus (not much) seem sharp enough to me. The rest is soft due to lack of DOF.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
I hope this lens will come out with better sharpness at the long end.
This is pre-production sample, however not only noise can explain this softness.
The problem with linking to Flickr is that we lose EXIF data.
What settings did you use? (shutter speed & aperture)
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Whats in focus (not much) seem sharp enough to me. The rest is soft due to lack of DOF.
I agree 100%!
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
The problem with linking to Flickr is that we lose EXIF data.
That's an issue with either the image itself or his personal settings though, Flickr does show extensive EXIF as a standard.
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flickr only shows exif in the original size pics. With other sizes it can only be viewed on flickr. These samples don't tell me very much. ISO 4000 will detract from sharpness and colour rendering and close-ups always look OK.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
I hope this lens will come out with better sharpness at the long end.
This is pre-production sample, however not only noise can explain this softness.


At a closer range it looks better though :


Can we se other test shots ? This lens is not intended to do macro shots...
How did you hade the opportunity to test the pre-production version ?
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It will be interesting to see how successful this lens will be. For my part, I consider this range/aperture zoom an essential in a well equipped kit. I've desired the FA*80-200, but ended up with the Tokina Pro at about a 1/3 of the cost and would have been happy with the Sigma/Tamron counterpart at about 1/2 the cost. Both the Tokina and Tamron are FF capable.

Still, this lens will be tempting, even at twice the cost of the FA*, because it is:
- modern
- essential
- weather resistant.

Plus, by the time I have the money, maybe it will be a $1500 "legacy" lens .
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QuoteOriginally posted by angus Quote
Anyway, I posted some sample photos in a German forum and you can find them here Kleines UT Foto+Adventure in Duisburg - m. Bilder 70-200/2.8 • Pentaxians. The ones with the 70-200/2.8 are ## 10 and 15-18.
I scrolled to the photo I thought was #10, and my immediate reaction was "holy crap that bridge looks good!"

... then I took another look at how the captions were arranged relative to the photos and realized that that was #11, taken with a 645Z... -- something to the "MF look" after all?
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QuoteOriginally posted by mwilky55 Quote
It will be interesting to see how successful this lens will be. For my part, I consider this range/aperture zoom an essential in a well equipped kit. I've desired the FA*80-200, but ended up with the Tokina Pro at about a 1/3 of the cost and would have been happy with the Sigma/Tamron counterpart at about 1/2 the cost. Both the Tokina and Tamron are FF capable.

Still, this lens will be tempting, even at twice the cost of the FA*, because it is:
- modern
- essential
- weather resistant.

Plus, by the time I have the money, maybe it will be a $1500 "legacy" lens .
haha I am thinking the same for me.

This year I just bought the DA* 16-50 f/2.8 and DA* 50-135 f/2.8 (at super low bargain prices) which were top of the line way back in 2007. So perhaps in another 7-8 years I can pick up this shiny 'new' lens.

The sad thing is, I could sell all 10 of my lenses and my 2 APS-C bodies and I could buy this one lens... that's it. hahahaha
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