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03-20-2010, 09:52 AM   #1
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Is this lens reasonably priced?

Pentax-A lens, 300mm f4 for $350.00?
Is this that much better than my 100-300-f 4.5/5.6 Pentax zoom or?
Thanks in advance.

03-20-2010, 10:07 AM   #2
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I think that is either a really good deal, or something is wrong with the lens or its specs. The only Pentax-A 300mm f4 lens is the SMC Pentax-A* 300mm f4. The "star" lenses were always the top of the line, and this lens is probably pretty close in performance to the currently available DA* 300mm f4 ($1200).

Here is the lens data: A* 300/4

I have the SMC Pentax 300mm f4, a couple of models previous to this one, and it's significantly better than my Pentax-F 100-300mm f4.5-5.6. The A*300/4 ought to be a lot better, especially with CA, where my lens is not great.
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According to the lens database on this site, there was only a Pentax-A* 300/4 (note the little green star after A). If it is indeed that lens, that price is dirt CHEAP.
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if you don't buy it, tell me where I can!

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