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Old Mar 23, 2007, 8:53 PM   #21
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cgl88 wrote:
"At 43mm it is f5.6 (versus f3.5 on the film body) which might make it more difficult to take good indoor shots."
Hi cgl,

Perhaps I misunderstand your post. Just to clarify, even though the eqivalent focal length is 43mm on a digital body, the apeture does not change. i.e. if you have f4@ 28mm on a film body you have f4 at an equivalent focal length of 43mm on a digital body.

Have you come across the lens reviews here:


There are sveral user reviews of the 18-70mm and one for your 28-80mm. The average rating for the 18-70mm is so-so.


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Old Mar 24, 2007, 2:50 PM   #22
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Thanks guys, good to know.

When I tried the 28-80 at the store the f was 5.6 on Auto. I should have tried manual to check that indeed the f-stop could go to f4.5 (as per the lens) and not the f5.6.
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