Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Superstriker#8, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. Superstriker#8

    Superstriker#8 Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 24, 2013
    What are good 200mm+ lenses for under $175, preferably?
  2. wildwildwes

    wildwildwes Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 9, 2012
    Brooklyn, NY
    An excellent choice would be the Nikkor 200 f/4 AI-s or 105 f/2.5 AI-s (which would give you an equivalent focal length of 400mm or 210mm respectively when used on an m 4/3 camera...) EIther of those lenses can be purchased within your proposed budget. That work for you?!?
  3. Superstriker#8

    Superstriker#8 Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 24, 2013
    I meant 200mm actual focal length, sorry.
  4. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
  5. madogvelkor

    madogvelkor Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 22, 2013
    They're a bit more than $175, but in terms of new lenses there are the 300mm f/6.3 mirror lenses by Tokina and Rokinon/Samyang. Both are good for mirror lenses, and small compared to legacy telephotos.
  6. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Oops I missed the preferably under $175 criterion!
  7. HarryS

    HarryS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 23, 2012
    Midwest, USA
    I see a Canon FD 300mm F4 in EX (excellent) condition at keh.com. for $199. It's not an L, but fits your budget better. However, when the price gets that high, maybe it's better to go higher and get the known quality of an L or a native m43 zoom.

    If you browse the keh.com listings, they have some 200nn and 300mm lenses in other mounts, Pentax, Olympus, Konica that are under $100 and $200 respectively for the two focal lengths. Their BGN (bargain) quality is fine, in my opinion, better than lenses I bought new in thew 1980's and beat up.
  8. dadadude

    dadadude Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 12, 2013
    San Carlos, CA
    Minolta Rokkor 200mm can be had for peanuts, and they are wonderful. No need to spend much more than $30-40 on one IMO.
  9. Rudy

    Rudy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 24, 2013
    Oakland, CA
  10. tjdean01

    tjdean01 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 20, 2013
    I just accidentally won two Konica Hexanon 200mm f4 lenses. I paid an average of $30 for them. It's smaller than the f/4 version mentioned above and I'm assuming it will be as sharp (other sources say the 200mm f3.5 is sharper, but they also say the 135mm f3.2 is sharper than the f3.5 version, but I have both and believe they're identical). I'll sell one eventually but they didn't even get here yet. I have the adapter already. Snow all over but I think I can manage to get a pic or two :)
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