'Legendary' status

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MikeyBugs95 Regular Member • Posts: 305
Re: 'Legendary' status

Belgarchi wrote:

RemcoR wrote:

Belgarchi wrote:

MikeyBugs95 wrote:

I've never had the chance to use one, and probably never will, but how about the Pentax FA* 200mm f4 Macro?

Ah yes, it has an incredible reputation, but I never used it myself.

By the way, it is very heavy too... most exceptionally good lenses are heavy.

I suppose that light weight has a price.

The Pentax FA* 200 F4 macro is 1080 g (38.1 oz.). Not very heavy I think, or do you mean another lens? The legendary Contax 100-300 is just over 900 g. Very light compared to modern zooms in that range.


For a 200/4.0, 1080 g is very heavy, The Contax Zeiss zoom is attractive: I never tried it, but it is very tempting, I don't have any 300mm lens.

The Nikon 200mm f4D micro is 1,180 g. The Sigma 180mm f3.5 is 965 g. The Canon 180mm f3.5 is 1,090 g. The Tamron SP 180mm f3.5 is 985 g. 1,080 g is about average (average is 1,060 g) among these mostly modern AF lenses .

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