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Latest Review Posted SMC Pentax-F 70-210mm F4-5.6
While saving money for a DFA* 70-200 F2.8 in the near future, I'm using this Pentax-F 70-210 lens on my K1 as a temporary low cost solution.
It serves as a kind of 'filling the gap lens' for my beloved FF prime lenses (FA 50 1.4 and FA* 200 2.8).


For a Pentax-F lens produced in the 35mm film era about 25-30 years ago, the image quality is very decent.
Considering the price ($30) I paid for it, I'm more than happy with it.


Here are examples taken a while back with my K5:


Taken at 135mm, F8.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/65545813@N07/32386742064/in/photostream/


Taken at 210mm, F10.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/65545813@N07/33181056981/in/photostream/


Taken at 210mm, F10. Bokeh is quite nice too.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/65545813@N07/33230976555/in/photostream/


For me, the main thing I don't like about this lens is its rotating front element (while focusing) which make the use of a CP filter impossible.


I bought this lens as part of 3 lenses listed below, paid 110 for the lot, worth every cent to me!


SMC Pentax-K 85mm F1.8
SMC Pentax-F 24-50mm F4
SMC Pentax-F 70-210mm F4-5.6


Therefore, the estimated price of $30 for the Pentax-F 70-210mm.
($40 for the Pentax-F 24-50mm and $50 for the Pentax-K 85mm)



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