Pentax-M SMC 28mm 2.8


Draken

Link Posted 08/07/2009 - 11:17
Just ordered one of these for 39
Any thoughts of it?

Seemed to be a rather good lens for the money and even tho it's cheaper to buy the same lens from the US, the final price will be way over this one after postal service and VAT and stuff (when shiped to Sweden)
http://www.drakfoto.se
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Pentax K10D (soon to be K7 I hope)
Pentax SMCP-FA 50mm f/1.4
Sigma 17-70/2,8-4,5 DC Macro
Karl Zeiss Jena S 135mm 3.5
MC Zenitar 2.8 16mm Fish Eye
Pentax-M SMC 28mm 2.8
Asahi Pentax 500mm 8.0

johnriley

Link Posted 08/07/2009 - 11:30
I used one of these quite happily for several years on film.

For digital, the A series version would be more convenient, but no doubt more expensive as well.
Best regards, John

Draken

Link Posted 08/07/2009 - 12:03
Yes, there were one available at 99.
I didn't buy it only because I'm saving up for the K7 and don't want to spend too much on new lenses now.

Seen pics taken with this one and I believe I will like it, if not I'll just resell it
http://www.drakfoto.se
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Pentax K10D (soon to be K7 I hope)
Pentax SMCP-FA 50mm f/1.4
Sigma 17-70/2,8-4,5 DC Macro
Karl Zeiss Jena S 135mm 3.5
MC Zenitar 2.8 16mm Fish Eye
Pentax-M SMC 28mm 2.8
Asahi Pentax 500mm 8.0
Last Edited by Draken on 08/07/2009 - 12:14

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 08/07/2009 - 12:05
39 very well spent, Im sure. Use the green button for pseudo aperture-priority in manual mode.
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shim

Link Posted 08/07/2009 - 12:48
You've already got a 17-70mm zoom which is probably better. The Kit lens is also better. Not one of Pentax's best nowhere near the quality of the A series 24mm.

Do a careful comparison of the colours. look at red brickwork, grey roofs, black paint etc. My copy is nowhere near as good as the Kit lens 18-55mm Mk 1.

shim

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 08/07/2009 - 13:08
shim wrote:
You've already got a 17-70mm zoom which is probably better. The Kit lens is also better. Not one of Pentax's best nowhere near the quality of the A series 24mm.

But as a dinky 28mm f2.8 prime lens, it beats both of those hands down by definition

When you get the lens, do a comparison test and post the results on here... would be interesting to see if Shim's right.
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Draken

Link Posted 08/07/2009 - 13:20
Well its true I got a 17-70 Sigma but I don't like it when I take landscape pics, it's not sharp enough.

(I don't have the kit lens, I bought the Sigma instead)

I don't know if this is better, but from the pics I've seen it take it surely looks like it.
Will probably get it just before I leave for Croatia.
Will use it there and post pics for you to see when I get back in august, if I don't get it in time to test it before I leave.
http://www.drakfoto.se
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Pentax K10D (soon to be K7 I hope)
Pentax SMCP-FA 50mm f/1.4
Sigma 17-70/2,8-4,5 DC Macro
Karl Zeiss Jena S 135mm 3.5
MC Zenitar 2.8 16mm Fish Eye
Pentax-M SMC 28mm 2.8
Asahi Pentax 500mm 8.0

Draken

Link Posted 08/07/2009 - 13:23
shim wrote:
Not one of Pentax's best nowhere near the quality of the A series 24mm.

So the A 24mm is the way to go?
I better look out for it then since I want a good and sharp lanscaper lens.
But before I buy my K7 I don't think I will put more money in new lenses now.
(Have 1 more inc. and are bidding on a Carl Seiz 135mm)
http://www.drakfoto.se
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Pentax K10D (soon to be K7 I hope)
Pentax SMCP-FA 50mm f/1.4
Sigma 17-70/2,8-4,5 DC Macro
Karl Zeiss Jena S 135mm 3.5
MC Zenitar 2.8 16mm Fish Eye
Pentax-M SMC 28mm 2.8
Asahi Pentax 500mm 8.0
Last Edited by Draken on 08/07/2009 - 13:24

Greytop

Link Posted 08/07/2009 - 13:32
Magnus, I find my DA* 16-50 zoom excellent for landscapes, very sharp once it's stopped down a bit.
Maybe have a look at one if and when funds allow
Regards Huw

flickr

shim

Link Posted 08/07/2009 - 13:46
Draken wrote:
shim wrote:
Not one of Pentax's best nowhere near the quality of the A series 24mm.

So the A 24mm is the way to go?
I better look out for it then since I want a good and sharp lanscaper lens.
But before I buy my K7 I don't think I will put more money in new lenses now.
(Have 1 more inc. and are bidding on a Carl Seiz 135mm)

The Kit Lens can still give the 24mm a run for it's money and it has better colour. I've got both, but unless I need an f/2.8 lens I'm happy to use the Kit Lens. The Kit Lens can show very slight purple fringing which you rarely get with the 24mm.

The 135mm by CZ is supposed to be very good, personally I would find the focal length a bit restricting = 200mm on 35mm?

shim

shim

Link Posted 08/07/2009 - 13:54
Draken wrote:
Well its true I got a 17-70 Sigma but I don't like it when I take landscape pics, it's not sharp enough.

Sorry I was assuming that you bought that because it was better then the Kit Lens. I've no knowledge of the Sigma so if you say it's not sharp enough then it isn't. Hard to believe it won't be better than the 28mm for landscapes though They made that many 28mm lenses I suppose they do vary and you might get a better copy than I have..... Just remembered I think I have another one somewhere, have to have a look for it.

shim

Draken

Link Posted 08/07/2009 - 14:32
shim wrote:

Sorry I was assuming that you bought that because it was better then the Kit Lens.

Yes, I bought it instead of the kit lens since I red it to be better, but I can't compare them since I don't have them both. I'm just not satisfyed with landscape portraits, other than that it's a great lens and most of my pics in the gallery has been taken with it.

Will be interesting to see the differences between the Sigma at 28mm and the incoming Pentax
http://www.drakfoto.se
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Pentax K10D (soon to be K7 I hope)
Pentax SMCP-FA 50mm f/1.4
Sigma 17-70/2,8-4,5 DC Macro
Karl Zeiss Jena S 135mm 3.5
MC Zenitar 2.8 16mm Fish Eye
Pentax-M SMC 28mm 2.8
Asahi Pentax 500mm 8.0
Last Edited by Draken on 08/07/2009 - 14:33

Draken

Link Posted 08/07/2009 - 14:34
Greytop wrote:
Magnus, I find my DA* 16-50 zoom excellent for landscapes, very sharp once it's stopped down a bit.
Maybe have a look at one if and when funds allow

I surely will do that.
Just have to find another photojob for money instead of all these free jobs for friends
http://www.drakfoto.se
_________________________________________

Pentax K10D (soon to be K7 I hope)
Pentax SMCP-FA 50mm f/1.4
Sigma 17-70/2,8-4,5 DC Macro
Karl Zeiss Jena S 135mm 3.5
MC Zenitar 2.8 16mm Fish Eye
Pentax-M SMC 28mm 2.8
Asahi Pentax 500mm 8.0

Draken

Link Posted 08/08/2009 - 00:18
Sample of pic taken with the 28mm lens:

https://www.pentaxuser.com/photo/thunder-rising-9481/large
http://www.drakfoto.se
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Pentax K10D (soon to be K7 I hope)
Pentax SMCP-FA 50mm f/1.4
Sigma 17-70/2,8-4,5 DC Macro
Karl Zeiss Jena S 135mm 3.5
MC Zenitar 2.8 16mm Fish Eye
Pentax-M SMC 28mm 2.8
Asahi Pentax 500mm 8.0
Last Edited by Draken on 08/08/2009 - 00:18

Malo1961

Link Posted 08/08/2009 - 05:20
Draken wrote:
Sample of pic taken with the 28mm lens:

https://www.pentaxuser.com/photo/thunder-rising-9481/large

That is a great picture ! I really love the mood. One to be proud of.

Martin.
Best regards,

Martin.


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