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Latest Review Posted SMC Pentax-A 70-210mm F4
This lens is massively under-rated, and has clearly fallen from favour, given the way prices have fallen. My copy was found on eBay for 11.50. One day, there will be a reappraisal... My copy arrived with a wobbly zoom barrel, as many do. The repair is very easy, though. Remove the zoom rubber by prising up an edge near the mount (that's where the screws are). Insert a thin flat knife or spatula and work the rubber off with a twisting motion, lifting it away from the barrel. You can remove the rubber completely if you want, or stop after exposing the retaining ring. Slide the zoom into the Macro position at 70mm to get a fixed position (this lens focuses past infinity), ensuring you are up against the stop. Tighten the four retaining screws with a PH000 precision screwdriver. Finger tight only. Refit the rubber, pushing with your thumb whilst turning the lens. I prefer to use mine for action sports. I've used both catch in focus and good old fashioned subject tracking here: https://www.pentaxforums.com/gallery/images/106386/large/1_IMGP2409.jpg



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