smc A 28-80 mf


reso

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

phill
k1 k5iis
8mm fisheye sigma 15mm sigma 10-20 3,5 hsm
tamron 17-50 2.8 tokina 20-35 af tokina 28-70 atx pro ii tamron sp 90 Pentax A 135 pentax F 35-105 pentax fa 50 1;1;7 pentax A 1;1;4 pentax A200f4 pentax 55-300 sigma 70-200 apo ex 2.8 sigma af 400mm tamron sp 500
pentax 1.7 af adapter and a flash

Algernon

Link Posted 08/06/2013 - 14:40
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




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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Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi
Last Edited by Algernon on 08/06/2013 - 14:52

Algernon

Link Posted 08/06/2013 - 14:59
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.

Ebay_BIN 50 + 5.50

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Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi
Last Edited by Algernon on 08/06/2013 - 15:01

Standoe

Link Posted 31/07/2013 - 09:59
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

Link Posted 31/07/2013 - 12:21
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!
you don't have to be mad to post here



but it does help
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