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smc A 28-80 mf

reso
Posted 07/06/2013 - 17:07 Link
any body used this lens and if so how does it compare in sharpness to the smc A 35-70 f4

phill
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Algernon
Posted 08/06/2013 - 14:40 Link
Excellent lens Phill. One of the nicest to use zooms I've ever
had. The 35-70mm f/4 is a very good lens, but the 28-80mm SMC
should be sharper. It was probably a lot more expensive in the day.

Make sure it is the SMC version, other versions inc. the
Takumar one were made by another factory. The most obvious
difference apart from saying SMC is that the lettering around
the filter end of the lens is upside down compared to the cheaper
versions and it has the usual cream/white wart for lens location
compared with red on the cheaper ones.

This was just a record shot of a gas tower being taken down 2 years ago....

SMC A 28-80mm at f/11 K-5 200ISO Handheld

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And a full size (1:1 or 100%) crop of the upper left.
Most lenses would be very soft so close to the corner.

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Algi
Edited by Algernon: 08/06/2013 - 14:52
Algernon
Posted 08/06/2013 - 14:59 Link
This is the one you need, but it has a stiff aperture ring.
Note the lettering starts with SMC and is the right way
up when the lens is stood on the bayonet cap.

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Algi
Edited by Algernon: 08/06/2013 - 15:01
Standoe
Posted 31/07/2013 - 09:59 Link
I've just managed to pick up a SMC FA 35-80 F4 from Ebay and it will just fit nicely between my 18.55 and my Sigma 70-300 I've got it very cheap it has not been used as it was an unwanted gift, (I believe) has anyone had any experience of this lens.I am awaiting delivery of the lens so I live in hopes that it may be OK.
Mongoose
Posted 31/07/2013 - 12:21 Link
Standoe wrote:
I've just managed to pick up a SMC FA 35-80 F4 from Ebay and it will just fit nicely between my 18.55 and my Sigma 70-300

You sir, are a genius, why have I never thought of this? My SMC F 35-70 just got promoted to my main camera bag! That should deal with my focal length gap between the 16-45 and 80-320!
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