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Anyone using SMC : Pentax Vs Takumar 300/4 Vs Sigma 400?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Declan97, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. Declan97

    Declan97 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 3, 2012
    Padang, Indonesia
    Folks,


    Im planning to sell my zuiko om 65-200/4 and hunt prime fix 300mm. The one came with a build to quaLity, not to heavy,handling, sharp (need it for average speed moving object and birding or moon) and still on average price

    After read and googling I had this candidate:
    -pentax smc 300/4
    -smc takumar 300/4
    -sigma 400/5.6

    From what I've read, it lead me to smc takumar, so before I started to execute someone might giving me an advice or perhaps share some experience nor lead me to something else?

    Will using with my upcoming E-3 (still hunting for it)

    Regards

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  2. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    Midwest
    Paul
    I used an adapted sigma 400mm 5.6 on my gf1 a year and a half ago - it is fairly long and a little awkward, though if you'll be using a tripod that'll be less of a problem. On the other hand Pentax primes are generally nice and compact, and the older 300mm f4 lenses should be pretty easy to find. Here is a link to a few shots I took with the 400mm/gf1 combo:

    Canada Geese
     
  3. Declan97

    Declan97 Mu-43 Veteran

    379
    Feb 3, 2012
    Padang, Indonesia

    Seems sigma also delivered a good sharp result on 5.6? Since sigma has many type and im not sure knowing it all, is it just sigma 400/5.6 non apo version isnt?

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  4. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    Midwest
    Paul
    That was from the APO version, don't recall the F stops were used unfortunately...the lens was quite a beater, the aperture actually didn't quite open fully, so likely at least f6.3-8, somewhere in that range (not higher though). When I got it the store was about to just toss it (tried it with my Pentax camera, AF didn't work and electronics didn't communicate either, it was the most beat up lens I'd ever seen, don't know how someone could use equipment like that...as if it had deliberately been mistreated!). The glass itself was still pretty good, and I paid them $20 to keep them from throwing it out!
     
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  5. RSilva

    RSilva Mu-43 Regular

    172
    Oct 24, 2011
    Portugal
    I have the Super Takumar 4/300. It´s very sharp but suffers from CA, much sharper than the panasonic 45-200@200mm. As described in pentaxforums the CA is easy to correct but I did not try it yet. However, I found the Takumar 4/200 to be a much better lens with beautiful colors and bokeh. The takumar 4/300 will perform better in shadow areas/cloudy day. It´s said that the SMC 4/300 as the same coatings as the ST 4/300 and I don´t believe it will perform much better.
     
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  6. Declan97

    Declan97 Mu-43 Veteran

    379
    Feb 3, 2012
    Padang, Indonesia
    How about tamron 300/5.6 fellas?

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  7. battleaxe

    battleaxe Mu-43 Top Veteran

  8. kinlau

    kinlau Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 29, 2012
    I have the Sigma 400/5.6 APO version in EOS mount, and it's very sharp and well built. You'll want the APO version, which has a 77mm filter thread, the 72mm thread version is not as good.
     
  9. Declan97

    Declan97 Mu-43 Veteran

    379
    Feb 3, 2012
    Padang, Indonesia

    well, dunno whats wrong with this tamron but it only sold for not less then $75 couples days ago on ebay, thanks for the link



    I also considering a tele converter for my tamron sp 90/2.5 so it will delivered me a 180mm fl, which i think it'll be perfect to had the upcoming 300/400

    Yes, sigma also good from what i've read, hopefully had the f/4 and little bit color on the body:smile: