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09-16-2010, 12:45 PM   #1
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Is this a good 28mm lens?

JC PENNEY 28MM F 2.8 WIDE ANGLE LENS F PENTAX& OTHERS - eBay (item 110582238675 end time Oct-04-10 18:40:08 PDT)

Haven't found much on google, but I like the price Thanks in advance mates!

09-16-2010, 07:45 PM   #2
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That lens is a gamble regarding image quality since the manufacturer is unknown. Note that the lens has no "A" setting on the aperture ring so it can only be used in manual stop-down exposure mode and - if you have a newer Pentax DSLR, flash automation will not work.

If I were you I'd look for a brand name lens with an "A" setting. Lenses with an "A" setting can be used in all exposure modes and with flash automation.
09-17-2010, 10:56 PM   #3
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It *might* be a decent lens optically, but IMHO it's overpriced. Sears, Focal (K-Mart) and JC Penny got their lenses from many of the same makers (as did Vivitar), but I think Penny's were more variable. I'm real cheap; I wouldn't pay more than US$20 (including shipping) for a Sears or Focal or Vivitar 28/2.8, and no more than US$12 for a JC Penny. But maybe I'm spoiled because my Pentax M28/2.8 was just US$33 total.

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