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05-10-2010, 08:44 PM   #1
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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
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Check the lens databases here on PF

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05-10-2010, 09:23 PM   #3
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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...)

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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).

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in my opinion, i think the tamron 28-75mm f2.8 is the way to good.

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