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03-05-2011, 01:04 PM   #1
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28-135 lens

what is your opinion of this lens and approx value. came with a pentax super program camera.

03-05-2011, 02:42 PM   #2
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We'll need more details for that, there are a number of 28-135s.

Read us more of what the lens says?
03-06-2011, 08:26 AM   #3
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sorry, data on lens reads SMC Pentax A zoom 1:4 28-135. this is not an autofocus lens.
03-06-2011, 05:51 PM   #4
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I have one of these lenses. It is quite large - 17 elements, 77mm filter size, 820g. It gets substantially longer at 135mm. The front element is flat or just about flat and close to the filter threads, so I'm not surprised mine has a scratch. A hood would probably be a good idea if you could find one. It's not a very common lens. I think even when it was new, people found something else to buy.

I tried some test shots and the lens does not have any glaring defects. It actually seems pretty good. It's too big for me to like using it. I tried to sell it last year for $70, and had some interest but everyone backed out and the listing expired.

I have a weakness for buying zoom lenses that start at 28 or 35 and go to 105 or 135. Then I have no use for them.

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This would be a good place to start in determining the value.

SMC Pentax-A 28-135mm F4 Lens Reviews - Pentax Lens Reviews & Pentax Lens Database

It doesn't seem to be a particularly well regarded lens.

You could also try searching eBay for recently completed listings.

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