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Latest Review Posted SMC Pentax 67 55-100mm F4.5
In 2010, I used this lens on my Pentax 67 II where it performed brilliantly. It was bought new and at the time, it cost a fortune (but in this era, the Canadian and U.S. dollars were at par, so it was not so bad). It had been gathering dust in a drawer for the last 10 years. Today I mounted it on my digital 645Z and took a few pictures. It works seamlessly on the 645 digital format in automatic Av mode with the proper Pentax adapter. It is super heavy and somewhat difficult to use (reaching critical focus on the groundglass notably), particularly handheld. But it is a SWEET lens, sharp, contrasty, with a marvelous color palette, and shows no flare or ghosting. The circular illuminated field of this 67 zoom is huge (over 70 mm in diameter) and the 645Z' sensor (33 mm X 44 mm) exploits only the ultra-sharp center of the projected image. Pictures of the old flour mill (slightly cropped here) at f/8, f/11 and f/16 were identical in sharpness. I will try it more intensively this fall when tree leaves turn orange and yellow and I will compare its performance to those of the 645 FA zooms I have (FA 33-55 mm and FA 55-110 mm). Colors seem a little colder (more bluish) than comparable 645 lenses though. I even have a 95 mm diameter CPL for it, so here comes autumn ... 100 mm FL @ f/11 55 mm FL @ f/11

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