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Sigma 75-210mm ZOOM-K III Multi-Coated f3.5-4.5

Sharpness 
 9.0
Aberrations 
 8.0
Bokeh 
 8.0
Handling 
 10.0
Value 
 10.0
Autofocus 
 10.0
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100% of reviewers $36.00 9.00
Sigma 75-210mm ZOOM-K III Multi-Coated f3.5-4.5

Sigma 75-210mm ZOOM-K III Multi-Coated f3.5-4.5
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Sigma 75-210mm ZOOM-K III Multi-Coated f3.5-4.5
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Sigma 75-210mm ZOOM-K III Multi-Coated f3.5-4.5
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Sigma 75-210mm ZOOM-K III Multi-Coated f3.5-4.5
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Sigma 75-210mm ZOOM-K III Multi-Coated f3.5-4.5
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Description:
A push-pull type zoom lens with the Pentax KA mount, thus it features an "A" setting on the aperture ring and allows aperture priority mode. The lens has a 52mm filter thread. It comes with it's own bag.

In normal mode, the minimal focusing distance is 1.5 meters. However, when zoomed all the way to 210mm, it can be turned further and the minimal distance becomes 1 meters, making it a pseudo-macro lens. It features a 1:3.3 macro mode.
Mount Type: Pentax KA



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Registered: June, 2015
Location: Százhalombatta, Hungary
Posts: 37

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Lens Review Date: August 24, 2016 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $36.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Great handling, build quality, "A" setting
Cons: Zoom creep when held vertically
Sharpness: 9    Aberrations: 8    Bokeh: 8    Handling: 10    Value: 10    Camera Used: Pentax K10D    Autofocus: 10   

I got this lens for dirt cheap. (10000 HUF)
I actually got this, because I started shooting with a split focusing screen on my K10D and I wanted a manual zoom lens with an "A" setting, to replace my 50-200 Pentax. The reason being: price AND focusing noise, as well as handling. For wildlife, this lens is quite good, considering how quiet you can go with it. Wide open it's not as sharp as it can get, but still quite useful. Use it with an SR setting of 200mm and you're good to go! Step it down a little and it becomes quite sharp. Zooming and focusing is quite pleasant, as it is a push-pull zoom. It comes with a nice leather case, which is a reminder of the era in which it was made.
Build quality is top-notch and it is sharp equally throughout the whole zoom range.
At 75mm, its f/3.5 and at 210mm its still only f/4.5, which beats newer lenses, like the Pentax 50-200.

All in all, I would recommend this lens to anyone, who likes manual focusing and push-pull zooms.

Pentax K10D + Sigma 75-210mm f/3.5-4.5 ZOOM K-III MC @ f/8
Pentax K10D + Sigma 75-210mm f/3.5-4.5 ZOOM K-III MC @ f/11

Edit:
A few more of my shots with this lens:
Kangaroo in a Pocket
Prairie dog close-up
A Feast for Butterflies
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