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vic cross
Posted 14/10/2017 - 18:06 Link
OK OK Alright already. I'm convinced 28-105 is the way to go when I have the pennies and the missus's permission. I can live with the Sigma MF 18mm (With built in filters) and the Vivitar 24mm lenses which I have. Any wider and I have the Sigma 10-20 and the Sigma 17-70 which I can use in crop mode. Thanks for the input each and everyone of you. All absorbed and inwardly digested. Now it's just a matter of time.
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stu62
Posted 14/10/2017 - 18:30 Link
vic cross wrote:
OK OK Alright already. I'm convinced 28-105 is the way to go when I have the pennies and the missus's permission. I can live with the Sigma MF 18mm (With built in filters) and the Vivitar 24mm lenses which I have. Any wider and I have the Sigma 10-20 and the Sigma 17-70 which I can use in crop mode. Thanks for the input each and everyone of you. All absorbed and inwardly digested. Now it's just a matter of time.
CHEERS Vic.

vic did any one say 28-105
Algernon
Posted 14/10/2017 - 18:45 Link
Anyone not minding MF and wanting a 28-105mm. The KIRON 28-105mm f/3.2-4.5 is excellent. I've had one for a few years and also had a Vivitar Series 1 28-105mm from new, but the Kiron is much better even though some Series 1's were Kiron made.

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Edited by Algernon: 14/10/2017 - 18:46
ilovesaabs
Posted 15/10/2017 - 12:17 Link
Why has no-one mentioned the very capable FA24-90?
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HarisF1
Posted 15/10/2017 - 13:36 Link
ilovesaabs wrote:
Why has no-one mentioned the very capable FA24-90?

It's still rather expensive, even though it's got the ideal walkaround focal range (16-60 on APS-C).
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bforbes
Posted 15/10/2017 - 13:39 Link
HarisF1 wrote:
ilovesaabs wrote:
Why has no-one mentioned the very capable FA24-90?

It's still rather expensive, even though it's got the ideal walkaround focal range (16-60 on APS-C).

Would it not be 36-135 on a crop sensor
vic cross
Posted 15/10/2017 - 14:12 Link
Now there's a new one. 24-90. Is it currant or older? I can only find it on ebay from Japan.
CHEERS Vic.
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bforbes
Posted 15/10/2017 - 14:14 Link
vic cross wrote:
Now there's a new one. 24-90. Is it currant or older? I can only find it on ebay from Japan.
CHEERS Vic.

http://www.bdimitrov.de/kmp/lenses/zooms/short/FA24-90f3.5-4.5.html
vic cross
Posted 15/10/2017 - 14:23 Link
Thanks Barrie. It's old but was made for film. hence it's good for FF digital (K1) Still a bit pricey even from Japan.
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McGregNi
Posted 15/10/2017 - 18:33 Link
I think the focal length equivalent conversion before (24-90 equals 16-60) is to indicate what zoom range would be needed on an aps-c camera to produce the same FOV as 24-90 on a FF camera.

24-85 or 90 is a fairly common range for FF. So I guess it's why we got the 17-70 and 16-45 / 50 lenses in the DA series.
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Edited by McGregNi: 15/10/2017 - 18:39
bforbes
Posted 15/10/2017 - 19:38 Link
I see where you are coming from
Mike-P
Posted 15/10/2017 - 22:21 Link
I have a decent 24-90mm I may be willing to sell but I am away for 3 weeks from Tuesday.

If you are interested and still looking for one when I return maybe we can sort something out Vic.
vic cross
Posted 16/10/2017 - 08:03 Link
Mike. Get in touch when you get back.
CHEERS Vic
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johnriley
Posted 16/10/2017 - 09:24 Link
The 24-90mm is a great lens. I have always regretted letting my copy go. I thought I wouldn't need it for digital, but here we are with our full frame cameras and we need it after all.
Best regards, John
vic cross
Posted 16/10/2017 - 10:37 Link
Thanks for that John. It might be an old lens but it seems to have a good reputation. also good reviews.
CHEERS Vic.
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