Pentax smc DA* 200mm F2.8 ED (IF) SDM - a lens worth buying?

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jackie semple
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Pentax smc DA* 200mm F2.8 ED (IF) SDM - a lens worth buying?
Jun 18, 2014

Hi everyone.

I have been seriously thinking about buying this prime lens as I like the kind of things I have read about it, with its solid build, super focus and VG optics. Yet DxO labs give it a luke warm report suggesting that its optical performance is, well, pretty average given that it is a prime. It doesn't come cheap - here in the UK it is £745 [or $1263].

I would welcome the comments from anyone who has experience of using this lens and their assessment of its performance and it usability.

My thanks.

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