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08-18-2012, 11:07 AM   #1
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push pull lenses ?

are there any A or M push pull lenses ? in the wider zoom range maybe ?

08-18-2012, 11:18 AM   #2
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I have an old Pentax 35-70 which is push pull: SMC Pentax-A 35-70mm F3.5-4.5 Reviews - A Zoom Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database
08-18-2012, 11:48 AM   #3
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I've got the M75-150/4 and the M35-70/2.8-3.5, both of which are push-pull type zooms (and very nice lenses). There are probably more - check with the lens database here on for more info.
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There is a lot of older lens which are the one touch verity.some pretty fair lens but I hate to use them.

08-18-2012, 07:06 PM   #5
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I have a Pentax M 80-200 push-pull zoom .I love the color rendition it has. A friend borrowed it last weekend ,and now is looking for one of his own.
08-18-2012, 08:01 PM   #6
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The only Pentax A series zoom lens worth owning that is a push pull is the 70-210 F4 which isn't wide like you want, not sure about pre A stuff or 3rd party but all the good stuff has the separate zoom ring. Use pointer and thumb on zoom ring and other 3 fingers on focus ring, then you can do both simultaneously with one hand. I have large and strong enough hands where that works for me, others may find it annoying.
08-18-2012, 10:47 PM   #7
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The 45-125 is a K series lens and one of Pentax's first push-pull lenses. It's stunningly sharp and renders very nicely with good contrast and vibrant colors. It is a bit front heavy and can creep. I've had lots of manual lenses, sold most, but this one always makes the cut and stays.
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I've got the 70-210 F4 and absolutely love it.

I find it extremely useful for when I do motorsport photography, the fact that I can zoom and focus with a single movement makes it so much easier.

08-19-2012, 04:06 AM   #9
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I have got a Tamron 80-210 Adaptall 2 (103). It can be made into auto exposure with a Tamron PKA mount. An excellent lens.

I am sure they did wider zooms as well.

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