Pentax MZ-5 Lenses


takuman

Link Posted 14/02/2021 - 15:09
Another vote for 35-70. I bagged one via auction for 19.99 in November and its a cracker.
Just passing thru

takuman

Link Posted 14/02/2021 - 15:19
Attached to K1.

Just passing thru

johnriley

Link Posted 14/02/2021 - 15:37
The topic can't be split, so best to start a new thread in the Classified section.
Best regards, John

jeallen01

Link Posted 15/02/2021 - 18:44
pschlute wrote:
womble wrote:
Many of the consumer grade ones are a bit ropey

From personal experience I would steer clear of the FA 28-80 3.5/4.7. Apart from being slow the image quality is questionable,

The best lens in the range you want is in my opinion the FA 24-90 3.5/4.5. But it does sell for 150/200 today !

Having had one, I totally agree with your comment about the 28-80 - in fact I think you were being generous in saying that the "image quality is questionable" because my own opinion of it was absolutely "abysmal" on both film and digital (k-5)
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)
Last Edited by jeallen01 on 15/02/2021 - 18:46

pschlute

Link Posted 15/02/2021 - 20:15
jeallen01 wrote:
pschlute wrote:
Quote:
Many of the consumer grade ones are a bit ropey

From personal experience I would steer clear of the FA 28-80 3.5/4.7. Apart from being slow the image quality is questionable,

The best lens in the range you want is in my opinion the FA 24-90 3.5/4.5. But it does sell for 150/200 today !

Having had one, I totally agree with your comment about the 28-80 - in fact I think you were being generous in saying that the "image quality is questionable" because my own opinion of it was absolutely "abysmal" on both film and digital (k-5)

Agreed. The difference between the 28-80 and the 24-90 is reflected in the prices they command. By the time I bought a digital DSLR, the buttons on my old 28-80 had fallen off and I simply chucked it in the bin.
Peter



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jeallen01

Link Posted 15/02/2021 - 21:19
Quote:
Agreed. The difference between the 28-80 and the 24-90 is reflected in the prices they command. By the time I bought a digital DSLR, the buttons on my old 28-80 had fallen off and I simply chucked it in the bin.

Luckily I only paid around 35 quid s/h for it and finally sold it on for about 1/2 that about 15 yrs later, so didn't lose a lot on the "deal"
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)
Last Edited by jeallen01 on 15/02/2021 - 21:19

Yorkie

Link Posted 17/02/2021 - 11:47
johnriley wrote:
The topic can't be split, so best to start a new thread in the Classified section.

Thanks John. I'm awaiting a response from a seller before I post in the Classifieds.

Pwynnej

Link Posted 04/03/2021 - 10:07
Hardgravity wrote:
The standard lens for the MZ-5 was the silver FAJ 28-80, there's sevaral similar as well as the Fa 28-82 on ebay at the moment for reasonable prices.

And no I' not selling any...

Sorry, incorrect. The FAJ lenses came at the same time as the *ist series cameras. The *ist film camera came with the 28-80 and the *ist D the FAJ 18-35. These lasted as long as the *ist film camera lasted and were replaced wholesale (as were many FA lenses) when DA was launched in 2004/5.

The lens for the MZ-5 was the FA 28-70/4, quite a compact lens but quite fragile.

The FA 28-80 might have its critics but if you find the 28-105 FA powerzoom model that one does have its supporters.

As for the F35-70 lens that one is a great match - fabulous lens with a good reputation - one was for sale on here recently but there were no takers IIRC.
Z-1p, K-1, P50
F50 1.7. FAs 24, 35, 50 1.4, 85, 135. DFA15-30, DFA24-70, D-FA*70-200. D-FA 100. DA*300. TC 1.4. The SMC-FA Limited Trinity.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon

davidstorm

Link Posted 04/03/2021 - 22:54
Hi Yorkie

I think I may be able to help you, I have sent you a private message.

Best regards
David
Flickr

Some cameras, some lenses, some bits 'n' bobs

johnha

Link Posted 05/03/2021 - 10:02
jeallen01 wrote:
pschlute wrote:
Quote:
Many of the consumer grade ones are a bit ropey

From personal experience I would steer clear of the FA 28-80 3.5/4.7. Apart from being slow the image quality is questionable,

The best lens in the range you want is in my opinion the FA 24-90 3.5/4.5. But it does sell for 150/200 today !

Having had one, I totally agree with your comment about the 28-80 - in fact I think you were being generous in saying that the "image quality is questionable" because my own opinion of it was absolutely "abysmal" on both film and digital (k-5)

I have to disagree that all FA 28-80 3.5/4.7 are really bad. I bought mine new when the Z-1 first came out, at the time PP regarded as a decent (above average) zoom - IIRC it cost 150 on top of the Z-1 body. Not as good as the FA 28-105. Digital stresses lenses more than film but I had no complaints using it with Kodachrome 25/64.

Both these FA PZ zooms are big/heavy/clunky and feel 'gritty' (both in zooming and AF) - but mine did thatr from day one. The PZ switch (not the manual/PZ zoom collar) easily beaks on all these lenses but it only matters if you want to use the dedicated PZ features on the Z-1/Z-10. The basic PZ functionality works on my K-5 & K-1.
PPG Flickr

johnha

Link Posted 05/03/2021 - 10:59
jeallen01 wrote:
pschlute wrote:
Quote:
Many of the consumer grade ones are a bit ropey

From personal experience I would steer clear of the FA 28-80 3.5/4.7. Apart from being slow the image quality is questionable,

The best lens in the range you want is in my opinion the FA 24-90 3.5/4.5. But it does sell for 150/200 today !

Having had one, I totally agree with your comment about the 28-80 - in fact I think you were being generous in saying that the "image quality is questionable" because my own opinion of it was absolutely "abysmal" on both film and digital (k-5)

I have to disagree that all FA 28-80 3.5/4.7 are really bad. I bought mine new when the Z-1 first came out, at the time PP regarded as a decent (above average) zoom - IIRC it cost 150 on top of the Z-1 body. Not as good as the FA 28-105. Digital stresses lenses more than film but I had no complaints using it with Kodachrome 25/64.

Both these FA PZ zooms are big/heavy/clunky and feel 'gritty' (both in zooming and AF) - but mine did thatr from day one. The PZ switch (not the manual/PZ zoom collar) easily beaks on all these lenses but it only matters if you want to use the dedicated PZ features on the Z-1/Z-10. The basic PZ functionality works on my K-5 & K-1.
PPG Flickr

Yorkie

Link Posted 05/03/2021 - 17:52
I am sorted now guys, thanks for all your help and advice.

Pwynnej

Link Posted 05/03/2021 - 21:17
what did you end up with?
Z-1p, K-1, P50
F50 1.7. FAs 24, 35, 50 1.4, 85, 135. DFA15-30, DFA24-70, D-FA*70-200. D-FA 100. DA*300. TC 1.4. The SMC-FA Limited Trinity.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon

Yorkie

Link Posted 11/03/2021 - 09:15
Pwynnej wrote:
what did you end up with?

I opted for a Sigma 28-105mm f4 lens. It arrived yesterday and it fits nicely with my requirements regarding size and weight. I'll give it a run out when it stops raining.
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