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Keywords: Pentax Tele Zoom 35mm Tested


tachyon1701

Registered: May 2008
Posts: 8
Pentax 75-300mm f/4.5-5.8 AL SMC P-FA J review by tachyon1701
Review Date: 5/28/2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $180.00| Rating: 7 

 
Pros: Inexpensive, SMC coating, Light
Cons: Not the sharpest zoom lens, no quick-shift manual focus, no macro, slow AF

Decent build quality considering price, although this lens is entirely made of plastic. Which also makes this lens light and comfortable to carry around. I haven't experienced any zoom creep issues yet. Silver looks good too.


Images are not tack sharp at full zoom, there are sharper telephoto zooms out there. No quick shift manual focus like the pentax 55-200 DA, so you'd need to click to MF on the camera body before you can manual focus. Slow Auto Focus. No macro on this lens, so closest focus distances are quite far. You'd need a close up filter for macro nature shots.
nighthunter64

Registered: June 2006
Posts: 5
Pentax 75-300mm f/4.5-5.8 AL SMC P-FA J review by nighthunter64
Review Date: 1/12/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $189.00| Rating: 7 

 
Pros: cheap lens a little bit above average result.
Cons: Plastic quality and can become dirty quickly

Ok this is a tricky lens for review...


first it gave me a little bit above average picture quality...
its plastic so I didnt except much out of it.


But after just a week I began seeing in my viewfinder something like dust all over... it was no more clear... so I dunno if its the bad material inside or the bad joints but dust or dirt went either at the back or at the front ...


I was first thinking it was my filter but after changing it was not.. soo I have mixed feeling at the moment..


Still hoping its my usage but dont except much out of this lens...


but still recommend if its around 100$ US but dont except much out of this... I've used Sigma 70-300 apo dg and its a totally different quality than this...
llbeanie1

Registered: November 2006
Posts: 17
Pentax 75-300mm f/4.5-5.8 AL SMC P-FA J review by llbeanie1
Review Date: 1/1/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 7 

 
Pros:
Cons:

good cheap lens , good image quality


 






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