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02-02-2012, 08:59 AM   #1
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Pentax Fa* 80-200 F2.8

Hi all,

I've just bought this beauty (and heavy as hell) lens. It's fully working and it's in a pretty well cosmetic condition.
My question is about coating. In many images I saw a greensh color in lens front element:

Is it a question of ligthing condition of the photos
My is more pink! Did the coating change during the years of production?


02-02-2012, 09:26 AM   #2
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Coatings have changed throughout Pentax's history as technology has advanced. The original coatings were on the M42 Takumar lenses and even those had different coatings over their life span. The newest coating is called SP or Super Protect. But each series has had advancements. So if you are used to DA lenses then yes the FA series has different coatings.

That's a great lens, congratulations.
02-02-2012, 09:31 AM   #3
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Thank you jatrax!

It cost me a kidney :-)
Even these look green:
02-02-2012, 09:37 AM   #4
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The green tint must be normal. It is there in each of the FA*s I have seen.

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