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06-09-2013, 12:01 PM   #1
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Pentax FA 80-320mm f/4.5-5.6

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Pentax FA 80-320mm f/4.5-5.6

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This is my second copy of the 80-320. The first one I sold was a mistake on my part, and I didn't pick up my camera for a while since I really enjoy telephoto shooting Bought this one on ebay, and it registered F-- on the screen. Got a partial refund from the seller and had it repaired locally. I used it for a couple years before purchasing my favorite lens, the FA* 300/4.5. Since buying the star lens, I haven't touched the non-star zoom. I kept it around "just in case," although I find there ain't much need for a lens between 100mm and 300mm. That 60-250 is kind of calling my name though...

Stop this lens down to f/8 and stay below 280mm, and you can get some acceptable shots. I don't believe there's a better zoom in this focal length range, for this price. It has way less CA than the comparable Tamron...

I rated this lens as "Excellent" showing 95% of its original condition. You can see some wear marks on the front lens barrel from zooming it in and out. There's a couple scuffs on/around the clear distance scale window if you look closely. Glass is clear, focus is typical FA loud, zoom creeps if you hold it straight up or straight down.

I will try to dig up some samples from this lens or my other copy if anyone wants to have a look.

Comes with a Canon ( ) front cap and press-on rear cap.











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06-09-2013, 01:29 PM   #2
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Please take a look at my comments regarding this lens. They are in this thread with samples [80-320mm comments] and under the lens review section here [Pentax Forum - Lens Reviews - 80-320mm f4.5-5.6]

This is a bump for a lens of which I have nothing but fond memories.
06-22-2013, 05:23 PM   #3
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To the top for a fine lens. Do you really want or need a 300mm lens? This is probably the cheapest way to find out since you have to give rentals back
07-21-2013, 09:50 AM   #4
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Bump! Need the shelf space for a different lens...something silver of course

Here's some shots from this lens.

Taking the K-5 for a spin, I recall this was at 80mm, probably wide open:



K10D, probably f/8 and 260-280mm, cropped:



Same as above, in all likelihood:



 

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