Excellent writeup Matt. I thank you and I'm sure the op will dig it also.
I have a 210 that I use in manual mode on my 645afd and you can get these real cheap.
I mention this because the OP mentioned that focal length. I think I paid just no more than 65usd and see them for that quite often.
Thats one of the benefits of these kits. Excellent optics at really good deals presently.