Wanted - FA zoom


cardiffgareth

Link Posted 01/01/2022 - 20:19
The Z-1P I bought came with a 28-70mm that had some uber light hazing in so am I'm anal about my gear I gave it to my friend who lent me his MZ-S as he didn't have a lens to go on it and wasn't worried about it.

So now I'm looking for a FA zoom. Either a 28-70, 24-90 or ideally the 28-105mm non power zoom version, but whatever focal range, it must be black, I can't be doing with silver lenses on black bodies, it hurts my eyes!

Happy to look at other zoom lenses also but it must be a good sharp lens! I've got primes I can use with them already so it's just a reasonably cheap walk around lens I need.

Look forward to seeing who has what!

Thanks.
Gareth
Welsh Photographer

My outfit: K1 gripped - Pentax D FA 24-70mm - Sigma 70-200mm OS HSM - Pentax modified DA* 60-250mm f4 - Irix 15mm Firefly - Pentax FA 35mm - FA 50mm - Tamron SP 90mm macro - Pentax AF 540 FGZ II

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Urbanmeister

Link Posted 01/01/2022 - 23:46
Sent you a PM, Gareth.
Be well, stay well.

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pschlute

Link Posted 02/01/2022 - 01:24
Get the FA 24-90. It knocks spots of the others.

ps ...only comes in black !
Peter



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Pwynnej

Link Posted 02/01/2022 - 14:54
I'd suggest the Power Zoom 28-105, I thought that had the best reputation of the lenses in that zoom range.

The 24-90 is a great call, but the earlier lens suits the style of the Z-1p better.

I've got a couple of FA primes (35, 50 and 135) but most of my 'non-digital' lenses were silver (24/2, 28-70/2.8, 80-200/2.8 and 85/1.4 - the zooms are replaced by DFA now).
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. The SMC-FA Limited Trinity.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon

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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 02/01/2022 - 17:28
Thanks all, still looking

The power zoom isn't me, I'd hate it from the moment I put it on the camera!

Took it with me today on a trip to Cardiff with the FA 35mm and the Sigma 20mm. I've got about 12 images left on the roll so I'll hit the beach tomorrow with the 20mm, tripod and some ND filters.

So, still looking for that FA zoom lens, in black

pschlute wrote:
Get the FA 24-90. It knocks spots of the others.

ps ...only comes in black !

I like this lens even more!
Gareth
Welsh Photographer

My outfit: K1 gripped - Pentax D FA 24-70mm - Sigma 70-200mm OS HSM - Pentax modified DA* 60-250mm f4 - Irix 15mm Firefly - Pentax FA 35mm - FA 50mm - Tamron SP 90mm macro - Pentax AF 540 FGZ II

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andy_bell

Link Posted 03/01/2022 - 20:07
is this what you are looking for?



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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 05/01/2022 - 12:35
andy_bell wrote:
is this what you are looking for?



If that said FA I'd be all over it!
Gareth
Welsh Photographer

My outfit: K1 gripped - Pentax D FA 24-70mm - Sigma 70-200mm OS HSM - Pentax modified DA* 60-250mm f4 - Irix 15mm Firefly - Pentax FA 35mm - FA 50mm - Tamron SP 90mm macro - Pentax AF 540 FGZ II

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