Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
05-10-2010, 08:44 PM   #1
Senior Member




Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: HCMC
Posts: 272
Which is a better 28-80mm lens?

Dear All,

I found this three lenses in a shop yesterday, the Sigma 28-80, Pentax A 28-80 and Takumar A 28-80mm (all macro). which one do you think is the best of these three? is it worth buying?

Will use it for portrait (good bokeh required) and general photo...

Thanks in advance

05-10-2010, 09:14 PM   #2
Veteran Member
sterretje's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Roodepoort, South Africa
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,534
Check the lens databases here on PF

Pentax Lens Review and Specification Database - Main Index (for the pentax and the takumar)
PentaxForums.com Third-Party Lens Review Database - Main Index (for the sigma)
05-10-2010, 09:23 PM   #3
Senior Member




Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: HCMC
Posts: 272
Original Poster
sorry for the confusion, i've read the reviews already and for me it seems that sigma is the way to go here but is it worth to buy such lens? any other options on this range? (except tamron 28-75...)

Thanks
05-10-2010, 10:14 PM   #4
Site Supporter
ovim's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Tre, Finland
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,227
Manual focus Vivitar Series 1 2.8-3.5/28-90mm is a nice lens if you can find one, although it usually lacks the A setting so it's fully manual.

My other lens in this range is the SMC Pentax-FA 28-70 F4 AL which is also nice. Good wide open up to 50mm but after that needs to be stopped down a bit. Of course it's autofocus with the A-setting so it's easier to use (most of the time).

05-10-2010, 11:37 PM   #5
Veteran Member




Join Date: Feb 2010
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 971
in my opinion, i think the tamron 28-75mm f2.8 is the way to good.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
28-80mm, k-mount, pentax lens, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
zeiss lens 80mm 1.8 davidvandoren Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 5 02-19-2010 04:23 AM
For Sale - Sold: Unusual Lens: Pentax M 40-80mm f2.8-4 Zoom Lens Youngster Sold Items 2 12-09-2008 07:17 PM
PENTAX -F 35-80mm SMC AF LENS jhoac007 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 13 05-17-2008 08:51 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:12 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top