Which one should I keep?


fourfivesix

Link Posted 26/02/2012 - 10:50
I am building up a nice set of MF prime lenses at the minute and have ended up with two 28mm ones. A Tamron adaptall 2 28mm 2.5 and a Pentax M 28mm 2.8. Is it worth keeping them both? I cant make my mind up
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Last Edited by fourfivesix on 26/02/2012 - 10:51

fritzthedog

Link Posted 26/02/2012 - 11:06
Which one should you keep? Well the one you prefer would be my advice

Is it worth keeping them both? probably not but when has that ever stopped us owning lenses

Glad I helped you clear that one up

Sorry couldn't resist - to me the M is the better lens -but you don't mention your view on either of them.

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George Lazarette

Link Posted 26/02/2012 - 11:17
There is not a strong argument for keeping both. All else being equal, I should keep the Pentax. It will be consistent in terms of appearance, handling, and (most importantly) colour, with your other Pentax lenses.

However, the M is not a notably sharp lens, and if the Tamron is discernibly sharper, you might choose to keep it instead.

Time for some testing, methinks.

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walkeja

Link Posted 26/02/2012 - 11:18
To me it is obvious, the Pentax!
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George Lazarette

Link Posted 26/02/2012 - 11:32
It may be obvious to you, Walkeja, but it's not obvious to the OP. If it had been obvious, he would not have asked the question.

So your answer is not very helpful.

WHY do you think the Pentax is the better lens to keep?

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fourfivesix

Link Posted 26/02/2012 - 11:47
I think I need to do what george suggested and test them both first
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johnha

Link Posted 26/02/2012 - 12:47
For me it depends how important using the Tamron on another system would be, or which mount(s) you have for it. For a DSLR a 'KA' mount is preferable but I also have the 'KM' mount which repeats the aperture scale in the right place to show up in the finder of an MX/LX.

The Pentax will focus the same way as the other Pentax's (the Tamron probably goes the other way).

Depends also on the value you can get for them, I've sold a lot of gear in the past and often paid substaintially more to buy another one back.

I'd prefer the Pentax on Pentax camera, but then my M 28/2.8 focus ring jammed yesterday...
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womble

Link Posted 26/02/2012 - 17:33
Do you need the money? Or the space? I have half a dozen different 28mm lenses and I don't intend to get rid of any of them.

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George Lazarette

Link Posted 26/02/2012 - 20:15
womble wrote:
Do you need the money? Or the space? I have half a dozen different 28mm lenses and I don't intend to get rid of any of them.

K.

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Opethian

Link Posted 26/02/2012 - 21:56
How about I keep it then? The Pentax I mean.

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rparmar

Link Posted 27/02/2012 - 00:40
Sell them both and get one of the Vivitar Close Focus varieties.
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womble

Link Posted 27/02/2012 - 12:52
rparmar wrote:
Sell them both and get one of the Vivitar Close Focus varieties.

I have one of those but prefer my K28/3.5.

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George Lazarette

Link Posted 27/02/2012 - 13:39
womble wrote:
rparmar wrote:
Sell them both and get one of the Vivitar Close Focus varieties.

I have one of those but prefer my K28/3.5.

K.

Who wouldn't? It's probably Pentax's best 35mm. But almost as rare as hen's teeth.

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greynolds999

Link Posted 27/02/2012 - 13:58
George Lazarette wrote:
womble wrote:
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Sell them both and get one of the Vivitar Close Focus varieties.

I have one of those but prefer my K28/3.5.

K.

Who wouldn't? It's probably Pentax's best 35mm. But almost as rare as hen's teeth.

G

I think you will find that it is hens' teeth.
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womble

Link Posted 27/02/2012 - 19:47
I thought some of the f/2 versions were supposed to be better still? Still, they are even rarer and more expensive. I paid enough for the f/3.5 version!

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