Pentax HD FA* 70-200mm f/2.8 ED DC AW Review

HD PENTAX D FA 70 200mm F2

This 2.9x telephoto zoom lens covers the popular 70-200mm range on a 35mm camera and provides a focal length roughly equivalent to a 107-307mm range when used with Pentax APS-C DSLRs. It's interesting that Pentax/Ricoh have chosen to release this lens with full frame coverage, as currently, none of their DSLRs have a full frame sensor. This will add credence to recent announcements that a full frame DSLR will be available by the end of this year. It sports a relatively fast f/2.8 maximum aperture throughout the zoom range, silent focusing, weather sealing and two different types of exotic anti-reflective lens coating. These high level features result in a high end price, with this lens being priced at around £1850. In this review, we'll take a look at how this lens performs on an APS-C Pentax DSLR, and it will be interesting to see how the lens performs in the future on a full frame camera, when one is finally released.

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