Review: Pentax 75-300mm f/4.5-5.8|
Andrew Alexander, The Imaging Resource
(Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 00:11 EDT)
The Pentax 75-300mm ƒ/4.5-5.8 FA-J was released following the then-new *ist film SLR, in February of 2003.
The lens is still widely available, in either an all-black finish or a silver/black color scheme. The lens is designed to fit the a standard 35mm image circle, so it should work fine on a film body; however, being a FA-J series lens, there is no aperture ring, so your film body will have to be able to set the aperture on the lens. The lens is a variable aperture lens, in that as you increase the focal length, both the minimum and maximum aperture sizes increase. The lens takes 58mm filters, comes standard with a circular-style lens hood, and is still available for around $120.
For more, read our Pentax 75-300mm f/4.5-5.8 AL SMC P-FA J review.