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Pentax SMCP-FA 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 AL 35mm Zoom

4 star rating
                      4 / 5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $0

  • Camera Format35 mm SLR
    Lens TypeZoom Lens
    Focal Length28mm - 200mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/3.8-f/5.6
    Min Aperturef/32
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Macro LensWith Macro Lens
    Macro Magnificationx 0.21
    Closest Focusing Distance20.4 in
    Picture Angle12.5 - 75 degrees
    Attachment / Filter Size72 mm
    Groups / Elements16 Elements in 14 Groups
    Diameter3.07 in
    Length3.27 in
    Weight16.4 oz
    Product ID20825992

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Waldman Jordaan a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2007

Strengths:    Compactness
build quality and optics is impressive for the price
very handy range, even on a cropped sensor - eq. 42-300mm
All round bargain in my opinion

Weaknesses:    some possible zoom creep
slight vignetting even on cropped body

Bottom Line:   
Very decent lens indeed!
Contrast is ok. Vignetting is ok. Resolution is good. Bit of zoom creep.

Despite some of the above crit, I really love this lens. It is very, very compact and is the perfect walk-around lens on my K100D. It focusses extremely fast and accurate. It also has a macro range at full 200mm of about 50cm away from the subject. The Shake Reduction of this camera also works perfectly for me with this lens. I have serious shakes, the reason why I bought this camera in the first place. Canon IS works fine for me, Nikon's VR does not, but Pentax's SR works best for me. At 55mm I can take pics at 3/10 of a second - pixel sharp. At 200mm on this lens, I can take consistenty pics at 1/20sec and get consistent pixel perfect pics! Just excellent.

It is not a L-Series Canon lens (I have owned a number of these in the past), but it is a more than competent lens if you want to use it for a travel lens/all rounder for yourself.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Second hand store

Similar Products Used:   Covering some of this range:
Tokina 24-200mm (4-5.6 I think)
Canon 24-105mm L4 & L2.8
Canon 100-400mm L4-5.6
Canon 24-85
Canon 17-85
Canon 18-55
Canon 24-70 L2.8
All the Canon 70/75-300 varients
Nikon 24-120VR
Nikon 18-200VR
lots of ultra wide zooms (10-20, 10-22, 15-30)
etc., etc

Type of photography:   Other

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