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Old Feb 28, 2007, 8:23 AM   #1
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I am a pain in the neck, I know - here's another question about the Pentax FA 28-105/4-5.6 IF lens.

According to Stan's it's a good lens, not as good as the older powerzoom variant, but still good. Can someone confirm this?

Also what do you think would be a good/reasonable price for it?

Reasons for me to buy: I have the 18-55 kit lens and a cheap 28-210mm zoom, which is my walkaround lens. I really miss sharpness and AF speed - if the lens could give me that, I could live with the range.


I like composing "on the fly" so while I am tempted to get a F 50/1.4 or /1.7 I think I would miss the zoom to compose while snapping away. Sigma or Tamron 28-70/2.8 sounds good, but I have to save for this and atm 70mm feels a tad short.

So what do you say?
- good or bad?
- how much would you spend?

TIA,
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Old Mar 2, 2007, 6:45 AM   #2
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I have the lens, it's the one with the 62mm filter threads. I like the little lens, nice colors, good contrast, sharpness is good, af good (used on D and Ds). There are times that I find the 28mm to be a bit too long, mostly in close quarters. Paid 100usd
for it used at KEH, in ex+ condition.
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Old Mar 2, 2007, 6:56 AM   #3
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thanks for the info! yes, 24mm or less would be better but you can't have everything.
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