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Pentax SMCP-DA* 200mm f/2.8 ED (IF) SDM Autofocus Lens for Digital SLR

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Pentax SMCP-DA* 200mm f/2.8 ED (IF) SDM Autofocus Lens for Digital SLR
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The Pentax SMCP-DA* 200mm f/2.8 ED (IF) SDM Lens is a high-quality telephoto lens that is designed for exclusive use with Pentax digital SLR cameras. It offers a focal length that is equivalent (in 35mm format) to 300mm. This wide coverage is ideal for a variety of telephoto applications, including portraiture, sports and scenery.

Pentax DA* (DA-Star) zoom lenses come equipped with the SDM System, which assures smoother, quieter auto-focusing operation by using a built-in supersonic motor. When mounted on the K10D digital SLR camera body, the focus mode is automatically switched to SDM-assisted auto-focusing. When mounted on older Pentax digital SLR camera bodies, the conventional autofocus mode using a camera-mounted motor is selected.

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on the K-S2 body, there is an AF/MF switch so does one need to switch BOTH lens focus mode and camera body focus mode for either mode to function?
Asked by: Alex
You don't have to touch either. The Quick-Shift Focus System allows you to instantly switch the focus mode from AF to manual with a slight twist of the focus ring.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Could this particular lens able to achieve the same beautiful effect (bokeh) as of the 300 mm 2.8 for full frame camera for portraiture?
Asked by: Alfredo
This lens produces a beautiful bookeh effect. Besides, the 300mm equivalence makes for a rather flat deep of focus, which helps to isolate your subject. At the same time it imposes you with a distance to the subject that not always is available indoors, but outdoors is a bendicin, since you can take portraits without even being noticed and then quite spontaneous. Indoors I prefer to use my old film photography SMC Pentax FA 50mm 1.4 AF, with its 75mm equiv. allows for a decent distance to the subject and in low light gives you a thin focus range, and good bokeh. I'm not a pro soy I take photos of friends and realtives and for that use indoors it's OK. Oudoors, when Im traveling the 200 hundred is invaluable por taking people without being noticed and so, not posing for the camera.The lens I have always attached to my camera is a 16-85 zoom, that being slower than the 2 other, is excelent for general use.and for traveling, but is not the same for portraits.Happy 2016.Roberto.
Answered by: ROBERTO O.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Is there a tripod collar that can be purchased for the Pentax DA* 200mm f2.8 lens?
Asked by: Robert
I wish I could help but so far I've only shot hand held. I am enjoying the lens.
Answered by: JACK M.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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